Online Courses and Events

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Shunkoin Temple is offering online Zen
courses and talk
events in English and

Shodo (Japanese calligraphy) is not only a form of visual
arts. But it is also a mindfulness practice. You
can pay close
attention to each stroke of brush while you are writing

From the first brush stroke to the last, the journey from the
beginning to the end is as important as the
result in Japanese
calligraphy or shodo.
This Japanese calligraphy class for beginners helps you be
mindful in each stroke of brush in English.
Experience the traditional calligraphy on the temple
grounds. Our friendly teacher will guide you
through this
journey. Learn to write your own name or favorite words in
Japanese and take your works
back home.

Online Zen Courses

Online Zen meditation and philosophy session in English and Japanese
(75 min.)

  • Using Zoom Meeting
  • Small-sized sessions allow you to have direct communication with each guest
  • Content
    1. Introduction
    2. Guided meditation and non-guided meditation (20 min.)
    3. Discussion on Zen and philosophy
    4. Nanso (body-scan and self-compassion) meditation or Naikan (introspection) meditation (10 min.)
    5. Q&A

【in English】https://zenwithtakakawakami.peatix.com
【in Japanese】 https://selfcultivation.peatix.com

  • Please contact us for more details.

Online private Zen meditation and philosophy session in English and Japanese
(60 – 120 min.)

  • Zoom Meeting
  • You can modify the context and length of the session
  • Reservation required in advance
  • Please contact us for more details.

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Online Talk Events

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami offers online events to discuss Zen Buddhism, Eastern philosophies, and Well-being. Also, he participates in various online events hosted by different organizations. Please check the News & Events section to keep yourself updated.

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