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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.

Schedule of Zen Experiences/Retreat in May

April 16, 2024

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience in English May 2nd: https://kissako-en-may2nd2024.peatix.com/ May 3rd: https://kissako-en-may3rd2024.peatix.com/ May 7th: https://kissako-en-may7th2024.peatix.com/ May 12th: https://kissako-en-may12th2024.peatix.com/ May 16th: https://kissako-en-may16t

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Schedule for September 2023

September 3, 2023

Kissako Zen and Tea Experience Sept. 7th at 10:00 https://kissako-en-sept7th.peatix.com/ Sept. 8th at 14:00 https://kissako-en-sept8th.peatix.com/ Sept. 11th at 10:00 https://kissako-en-sept11th.peatix.com/ Sept. 15th at 14:00 https://kissako-en-sept15th.peatix.com/ Sept. 18th at 10

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The Weekend of Oct. 16th/17th: Happiness

October 6, 2021

Next Theme: Happiness Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English Thank you so much for joining the session last weekend. We discussed "akirameru=as is" with the participants. Akirameru is commonly translated as giving up or quitting. Gensho Setsumon R

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Sept. 11th/12th Responsibility and Free Will: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

September 10, 2021

The Topic for this Weekend: Responsibility and Free Will Thank you so much for joining the session last week. With the participants, we discussed about "Now". What is "now"? There are different concepts of "now" in different culture. Also, can we actually capture the moment c

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Online Zen Meditation Session in English: Topic for This Weekend “Now” Sept. 4th/5th

August 31, 2021

Topic of this Weekend: Now Thank you so much for joining our session last weekend. The theme was "Let's talk about Zen as a whole again". We've been discussing about various topics, like Buddhist notions of liberty, freedom, well-being, etc. But like Aristotle said, "the

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Aug.28th/29th Online Zen Meditation & Philosophy Session in English

August 23, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenaug2829.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participan

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Ask a Zen Priest (July31st/Aug. 1st): Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

July 26, 2021

Thank you so much for joining the online session last weekend. One of the participants suggested to have a discussion on "obstacles and resilience". So, we talked about them. What are obstacles and resilience we've been hearing since VUCA became a popular term people use in the various resilie

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This Weekend: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

July 23, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenjuly2425.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participa

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July 10th/11th: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

July 2, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenjuly1011.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participa

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This Weekend: Online Zen Meditation and Philosophy Session in English

May 26, 2021

Please join our online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami (75 min.) https://zenmay2930.peatix.com/ Small group and more direct conversations with participants. Our topic is different each time. It depends on the current situations and participan

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