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Mindfulness in Shukubo Shinsen (temple's accommodation)

Enjoy a time of wellbeing & retreat in an extraordinary space. In addition to meditation sessions, you can experience an art workshop using calligraphy by Kanazawa great, Kitakata Shinsen.

This is a workshop-type mindfulness program. We offer time to face the voice of your own mind in the extraordinary space of the temple. In addition to meditation sessions*, participants will experience an art workshop using calligraphy by Kitakata Shinsen, a calligrapher active in the Meiji era and the founder of Hokkuji Temple, where the workshop will be held.



Program Flow

・Workshop preparation session (10 minutes)

In order to reexamine the self, write down a description of yourself in the designated format.

・Buddhism session (5 minutes)

Buddhist mini lecture, we provide letter about explanation of the meaning of "Namu Amidabutsu" in English, and you can learn how to hold prayer beads, and how to burn incense.

・Buddhist service session (5 min.)

Sutra reading at the main hall or at the Ceremony Hall Shinsen

・Meditation Session* (20 minutes)

Meditation in the Japanese-style, washitsu room (sit straight) or in the Ceremony Hall Sincerity Fountain (chair)

(Restroom break: 10 minutes)

・Shinsen Art Session (40 minutes)

Selection of characters to be used for the calligraphy art workshop session in the Main Hall or Ceremony Hall

Experience mindfulness calligraphy (Shinse-Art) using calligraphy from the temple founder Shinsen Kitakata

Reflection session and commemorative photo (10 minutes) *Matcha green tea and sweets are offered.

*Meditation session is a uniquely developed program based on mindfulness without religious thought 


This workshop is recommended for those who are interested in meditation.

People who want to clear their blurred feelings

People who are interested in mindfulness and retreat

Those who want to make memories in Kanazawa


Other Programs

Shin-sen-art" and Buddhism experience 90 min. 3,300 yen (non-guests' price)


Guests Plan of Shukubou (temple's accomodation)

We also have "Shukubo Shinsen" with a kitchen-living room that can accommodate up to 14 people.

Guests can use the workshop coupon for a discount price.


For more information about the experience, please visit Ishikawa TV's official channel, Kanazawa's Great People... Around Kenrokuen Garden (Tabi-Shitaru) on Youtube (from 3:20).


Information

Organizer
Shinsen-no-oka, Shukubo Shinsen
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Price
4,400 Yen (tax included)
Inclusions
・Brush and ink rental
・Paper for creating artwork
・Rental of Buddhist prayer beads
・Matcha (powdered green tea) and sweets
Date
9:00 - 19:00 (weekdays and holidays) Reservations are required
Notes
Minimum of 2 participants.
Time
9:00 - 19:00 (weekdays and holidays) Reservations are required
Duration
100 minutes (including restroom breaks)
Location
Hokkuji (temple)・Shinsen Kaikan
Departure Point
7-10 Kosho-machi Kanazawa-city Shinsen Kaikan
Ending Point
7-10 Kosho-machi Kanazawa-city Shinsen Kaikan
By Car
●By car from JR Kanazawa Station
From Kanazawa Station Central Intersection, proceed to Prefectural Route 146.
Turn left at the Rokuhai(六枚)intersection and continue on Prefectural Routes 17 and 13.
When you reach Musashi Intersection(武蔵交差点), turn diagonally left onto Route 159.
At the Hashiba intersection, turn right onto Route 159.
From the Kenrokuen-shita intersection, go straight in the direction of Kodatsuno(小立野).
Pass by the Ishikawa Kanko Bussan Kan and turn left at the Kenroku-zaka(兼六坂) intersection, where you will see the sign for Gyokusen-en(玉泉園).
Pass by Kosho-machi (小将町)Junior High School and continue straight down the path, and you will see Hokkuji(法句寺) Temple and Shinsen Kaikan(心泉会館) on your right.
Note: There is another temple at the end of the path, but it is located on the right side of the path. Please look for the signboard of Shinsen Kaikan(心泉会館).

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By Public Transportation
●By bus from JR Kanazawa Station
Please board a bus via Kenrokuen-shita (excluding express buses) from Kanazawa Station East Exit Bus Terminal No. 6.
The nearest bus stop to Hokkuji Temple is "Kosho-machi. You can also use "Kenrokuen-shita/Kanazawa Castle 2 or 3".
Parking
あり
Capacity
20
Minimum Participants
2
Reservation
Advance reservations are required. Please call for same-day reservations.
Reservation Period
9:00 - 19:00 (weekdays and holidays)
Cancellation
In case of cancellation or change, please be sure to contact us by phone.
In case of cancellation for your convenience, the following cancellation fees may apply.

The day before: 50% of the experience fee
On the day of cancellation: 100% of the fee
Website
Shinsen’s Mindfulness
Website
Calligraphy workshop "Shinsen Art”

Organizer

Address
Shinsen Kaikan, 7-10 Kosho-machi, Kanazawa City
Business Day
Sometimes the office is closed due to temple events.
Business Hours
9:00 - 19:00 (weekdays and holidays)
Phone
076-222-5700 Same number as Hokkuji temple
Email
kkitakata(@)gosenzo.com
Website
https://shinsen-art.com/%e5%9c%b0%e5%9b%b3%e3%83%bb%e5%95%8f%e5%90%88/

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Phone Operator Hours
9:00 - 19:00 (weekdays and holidays) Same number as Hokkuji (temple)
076-222-5700
Email to Book
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Online Booking Page
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Workshop at the temple, Shinsen Art
Workshop at the temple, Shinsen Art
Online Booking Page
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