News from Shunkoin & thoughts from Rev. Taka Kawakami

Limited Goshuin (Temple Seal) for April, 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

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…

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Repair of the Prayer Hall’s Doors Completed

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…

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CNN x All Nippon Airways x Zen and Mindfulness in Japan with Rev. Takafumi Kawakami

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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Typhoon Jebi Recovery Fund

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…

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The IAFOR Global Innovation & Value Summit 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…

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