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News from Shunkoin & thoughts from Rev.
Takafumi
Kawakami

In 2013, a new attraction was added to the temple — the Guest House “Tetsuryu-Kutsu.” The building is newly built and equipped with modern amenities. Stay in the Shunko-in Temple guesthouse and have an unforgettable experience.

Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English with Reverend Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami

April 28, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami. https://zenmay8th9th.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participants' con

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the Art of Zen:Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English with Reverend Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami

April 20, 2021

Please join the Art of Zen: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenapril2425.peatix.com Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and particip

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the Art of Zen: Online Zen Meditation & Philosophy Session in English

April 12, 2021

Thank you so much for joining the last session. We've briefly discussed the meaning of pain during the session. But this is a very significant topic we can discuss further because we are currently looking for convenience and comfort in every aspect of our lives. But is that okay? The next Art of

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Art of Zen: Online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English

April 9, 2021

Our next online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English, "the Art of Zen (https://zenapril10and11th.peatix.com/) " will be offered on April 10th at 3:00 PM PDT (San Francisco) April 10th at 6:00 PM EDT (New York) April 10th at 23:00 / 11:00PM GMT (London) April 11th at 0:00 / 0:00AM C

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Online Zen Meditation, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Sessions by Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

May 7, 2020

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami started offering his online "Zen, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Programs". Please follow his Peatix page to keep yourself updated for upcoming meditation sessions and lectures about Buddhism, self-compassion, and self-cultivation. https://zenwithtakakawakami.peat

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Our Webinar on March 15th is Available as On-demand

March 15, 2020

We just fished the first webinar of our series on Zen Buddhism and it's practice.  Today's topic was "no-self" and "anti-intellecturalism" in Zen Buddhism. Those who couldn't join the live webinar. The video is available as on-demand. Please go to the link bellow and watch the seminar. h

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Public Talk on Zen and Well-being at MIT on Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm

February 13, 2020

“Being Zen: Conversations on Living Well and Mindfulness” Date: February 17th, 2020 Time: 5PM Location: MIT Building 1 Room 190 ( MIT 1-190) Thank you so much, Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi for hosting me there again.

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3-day Zen and Self-Cultivation Retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from Jan. 29th to 31st, 2020

November 6, 2019

We will offer a 3-day Zen and self-cultivation retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from Jan. 29th to 31st, 2020. During the retreat, you will learn Zen, Buddhist, and other Eastern philosophies and meditation practices.  If you think that something is missing your contemporary mindfulness pract

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Three-day Zen and Self-cultivation Retreat in English in Kyoto in January, 2020

November 1, 2019

We will host the three-day Zen and self-cultivation retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from January 29th to 31st, 2020. Zen meditation, some of the mindfulness practices, and lectures about Buddhist and Zen philosophy will be offered by Rev. Takafumi Kawakami. The meals are included. The

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Schedule of My Upcoming Lectures & Workshops at MIT and Brown University in Feb. 2019

January 31, 2019

Feb. 24 (Sun.) 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Zen Workshop "Embodiment in Zen Practice" at Brown University: co-hosted by Dr. Harold Roth Location: Brown RISD Hillel Goldfarb Social Hall Google Map link: https://goo.gl/maps/n9pkSgPWKgM2 Feb. 25th (Mon.) 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm Lecture "Self-cul

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