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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.

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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Zen Webinar with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami #2 “How to Meditate” March 30th 9:00 am in Japan

March 25, 2020

Due to COVID-19, in various countries, the governments have imposed nationwide/regional or requesting their citizens to practice self-isolation. Many of you are experiencing high level of stress and anxiety due to the current situation. Please join me to learn how to practice Zen meditation and o

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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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