Shunkoin Temple is offering online Zen courses and talk events in English and Japanese.
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 letters.
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
Guided meditation and non-guided meditation (20 min.)
Discussion on Zen and philosophy
Nanso (body-scan and self-compassion) meditation or Naikan (introspection) meditation (10 min.)
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.