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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.

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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京の夏の旅 妙心寺・春光院 夏季の夜間特別公開 8月4日まで

July 11, 2019

京の夏の旅 夜間特別公開 「夜、金の秘密が見えてくる」 期間:6月26日から8月4日 時間:17時から21時まで(受付終了20時30分) 拝観料:900円 (団体申し込み:800円) https://on-the-trip.com/news/75/ 谷崎潤一郎の「陰翳礼讃」に描かれている本当の金襖の美しさとはどの様な物か?という事を実際に皆

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Limited Goshuin (Temple Seal) for April, 2019

April 1, 2019

Limited Spring Editions of Goshuin (temple seal or honorable stamp) are available for the guests who attended our Zen meditation sessions (500 yen per copy and 20 copies per day).  Goshuin serves as proof of pilgrimage to that location.  

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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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Repair of the Prayer Hall’s Doors Completed

November 21, 2018

Thank you for your support and generosity. We completed the repair of the doors of the prayer hall's door at Shunkoni Temple.  We will use your donation to pay a part of the cost for this repair. We still need your support for the repair of the other damage by Typhoon Jebi, maily tea house and

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Typhoon Jebi Recovery Fund

October 15, 2018

On September 4th, 2018, Typhoon Jebi severely damaged many historical buildings in Kyoto, including Shunkoin Temple. We finished temporariry repairs of the main hall and open for meditation classes and other activities at the temple. Our guest house and garden had no damage. Now, we are raisin

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CNN X ALL NIPPON AIRWAYS X ZEN AND MINDFULNESS IN JAPAN WITH REV. TAKAFUMI KAWAKAMI

October 15, 2018

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami is explaining about Zen and mindfulness in Japanese culture on the video by CNN and All Nippoin Airways (ANA). You can watch the video on the following link. https://youtu.be/InQAO-i0ZA8

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The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018

October 1, 2018

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami is attending as a speaker at the GIVS 2018 in Tokyo on October 5th, 2018. The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 2018 will be held in Tokyo, one of the world’s greatest cities, and brings together some of the biggest names in business in Japan. The conference will c

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Special Night-time Opening Jun. 29th – Aug. 4th (17:00 – 20:30)

June 20, 2018

Special Night-time Opening of Shunkoin Temple Period: June 29th - August 4th Time: 17:00 - 20:30 (last entry) Fee: 900 yen Shunkoin Temple 42 Hanazono-Myoshinji-cho, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto 616-8035 Japan The closest train station: Hanazono Station on JR Sagano Line The theme of this event

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