“That’s so Zen!” We often hear the word in connection with mindfulness, well-being, and other spiritual principles – but what does it actually mean, and what does it take to put it into practice?
Head Priest of Shunkoin Temple in Kyoto, Reverend Takafumi Zenryu Kawakami, is your guide on this journey to expand and explode your conception of self and truth. Time to burn those self-help and business guru books (including Rev. Kawakami’s own previous writings!) and get comfortable with the world’s everyday confusion and contradictions.
In this course, Reverend Kawakami will teach you how to use your body to play with the border zones between your “self” and the world, as well as a method for Zen embodiment through practice (kata).
What you get
- 13 videos — 9 videos covering Zen theory & practice for the expansion of the “self”, including: Rev. Kawakami’s method of achieving embodiment through the cultivation of personal kata (practices).
- Deeper looks at rock gardening, making tea, zazen meditation, and pottery.
- Plus 4 videos showing these kata in action (gorgeous visual meditations on tea pouring, raking the rock garden, pottery making, and a 20+ minute guided zazen meditation session).
What makes this course special
This is your chance to experience the intersection of Zen philosophy and practice with an open-minded, open-hearted Buddhist priest from Kyoto as your guide. For generations Rev. Kawakami’s family has cared for and attended to the spiritual and ritual life of Shunkoin Temple in Japan’s ancient capital of Kyoto. His course with Naro demonstrates how an expanded point-of-view paired with structured and practiced routines can help anyone more gracefully navigate the stresses & pressures of daily life.
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