News from Shunkoin & thoughts from Rev. Taka Kawakami

Online Zen Meditation, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Sessions by Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

Rev. Takafumi Kawakami started offering his online "Zen, Self-Compassion, and Self-Cultivation Programs". Please follow his Peatix page to keep yourself updated for upcoming meditation sessions and lectures about Buddhism, self-compassion, and…

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

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…

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Our Webinar on March 15th is Available as On-demand

We just fished the first webinar of our series on Zen Buddhism and it's practice.  Today's topic was "no-self" and "anti-intellecturalism" in Zen Buddhism. Those who couldn't join the live webinar. The video is available as on-demand. Please go to…

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Zen Webinar with Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami on March 15th at 9:00 am JST

Zen Webinar by Rev. Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami, "Introduction to Zen Meditation and Philosophy" https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WavNCIGlR9yvDLb0TFM-tg Date and Time March 15th 9:00 am in Japan March 14th 8:00 pm in U.S. Eastern Time March 14th…

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Public Talk on Zen and Well-being at MIT on Feb. 17th at 5:00 pm

“Being Zen: Conversations on Living Well and Mindfulness” Date: February 17th, 2020 Time: 5PM Location: MIT Building 1 Room 190 ( MIT 1-190) Thank you so much, Venerable Tenzin Priyadarshi for hosting me there again.

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Lecture and Dialogue on Zen with Amy Webb of Future Today Institute in NYC on Feb. 18th

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/future-today-institute-open-lab-reverend-takafumi-kawakami-tickets-92028390393 Future Today Institution Open Lab: “What Zen can teach us about confronting deep uncertainty and the future.” We are living in an era of…

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3-day Zen and Self-Cultivation Retreat in English at Shunkoin Temple from Jan. 29th to 31st, 2020

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…

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Three-day Zen and Self-cultivation Retreat in English in Kyoto in January, 2020

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.…

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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

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様に体験して頂こうという趣旨で、今回の企画を始めさせていただきました。…

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

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…

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