THE FIRST GLOBAL MINDFULNESS FORUM
IN THE HEART OF JAPANESE ZEN

Sept. 2-3, 2017 - Kencho-ji, Kamakura

OPEN ZEN

New doorways to Zen culture and mindful practice

MIND

MIND

Present the core principles of Japanese Zen, with respected Zen masters and other distinguished speakers from Japan and around the world.

PRACTICE

PRACTICE

Share the mindful city of Kamakura, including its Zen temples and natural environment, to help nurture the practice of mindfulness.

CONNECTION

CONNECTION

Build lasting relationships around the world, for a positive impact on business, education, innovation, and mindful living.

SPEAKERS

Spirituality, academics, business, and health.

Open to all areas of mindful practice.

SHODOYOSHIDA

9/2 KEYNOTE LECTURE

SHODO
YOSHIDA

Zen Master and Chief Abbot of the Kencho-ji School, Rinzai Zen Denomination.

EON ASAHINA

EON ASAHINA

9/2 SEMINAR

Zen master. The temple master of Jochi-ji and the head of the academic department of Engaku-ji, in Kamakura.

YINGZHAO LIU

YINGZHAO LIU

9/3 SEMINAR

Design director for emerging markets at LinkedIn; Resident and board member at Jikoji Zen Center. Also serving as an experiential educator, facilitating transformational experiences in nature.

JUNYA OGINO

JUNYA OGINO

9/3 SEMINAR

CEO of Mindful Leadership Institute, Certified Teacher of “Search Inside Yourself.”

KISHOU OKUNISHI

KISHOU OKUNISHI

9/2 SEMINAR

Sculptor. Creating artwork and statues in temples and shrines.

LENZAN KUDO

LENZAN KUDO

9/3 SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

Shakuhachi player. Organiser of the “Breathing and Shakuhachi” project: Tanden breathing and mindfulness with the tones of shakuhachi, to help people achieve fulfilling lives in the modern world.

JEREMY HUNTER, PH.D

JEREMY HUNTER, PH.D

9/2 SEMINAR

Professor and Founding Director of the Executive Mind Leadership Institute at the Peter F. Drucker and Masatoshi Ito Graduate School of Management.

YUKA SHIMADA

YUKA SHIMADA

9/2 SEMINAR

HR Director, Business partnering to Sales, R&D, and Marketing of Unilever Japan Holdings K.K. Certified NLP master practitioner, Mindfulness NLP®Trainer.

EIJI HAN SHIMIZU

EIJI HAN SHIMIZU

9/2 SEMINAR & 9/3 WORKSHOP

Multi-award winning media producer. Translating dharma into an accessible, relatable, and even entertaining way through his movies, TV program, comic books and workshops.

STEPHEN MURPHY-SHIGEMATSU

STEPHEN MURPHY-
SHIGEMATSU

9/3 SEMINAR

Stanford University psychologist of Wellness Education, co-founder of LifeWorks mindfulness course, and designer of Heartfulness peace program.

SHUICHI TSUJI

SHUICHI TSUJI

9/3 SEMINAR

Sports doctor. Master of Flow Theory mental management for individuals and teams, based on applied sports psychology to improve QOL. Leader of the “Japan Gokigen Project.” Author of “Zen Mind Thinking.”

KYOKO “MYOKYO” DENDA

KYOKO “MYOKYO” DENDA

9/2 SEMINAR & 9/3 WORKSHOP

Mushakouji-senke tea master. Focus on a bowl of matcha and free your mind and body. Awaken your senses to a unique, treasured experience that can never be duplicated.

MARI FUJII

MARI FUJII

9/2 SEMINAR

Teacher of Zen temple cuisine at Kamakura Fushikian for over 30 years. Author of popular cookbooks on the subject, including “Kamakura Fushikian Shojin Recipes” and “The Enlightened Kitchen.”

ISSHO FUJITA

ISSHO FUJITA

9/3 SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

Zen master. Director of the Soto Zen International Center. Ex head teacher at Valley Zendo, a Soto Zen practice center in Charlemont, Massachusetts.

FUMIHIRO HOSHINO

FUMIHIRO HOSHINO

9/2 SEMINAR & WORKSHOP

Yamabushi, a practitioner of Shugendo (Japanese mountain asceticism & shamanism, incorporating Shinto and Buddhist concepts).

TAKASHI MAENO

TAKASHI MAENO

9/2 SEMINAR

Dean of the Graduate School of System Design and Management, Keio University.

ARI MATSUMURA PLUGH, PH.D, CAPP

ARI MATSUMURA PLUGH, PH.D, CAPP

9/3 SEMINAR

Director of Life Balance Institute of New York, Ph.D in Medicine (Public Health), Certified Clinical Psychologist, Certified in Applied Positive Psychology.

TSURUAKI YUKAWA

TSURUAKI YUKAWA

9/3 SEMINAR

Tech Journalist. Believes human beings will become more mindful in the coming era of artificial intelligence. A graduate of San Francisco State University.

NANREI YOKOTA

NANREI YOKOTA

9/3 SEMINAR

Zen Master and Chief Abbot of the Engaku-ji School, Rinzai Zen Denomination.

SCHEDULE

[All lectures and events will be translated into English, except special programs held in Kamakura Gakuen]

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MINDFUL CITY
KAMAKURA

The birthplace of Japanese Zen

Site of the first "samurai" government, over 800 years ago, which nurtured Zen culture as authentic Japanese lifestyle.

Our venues include some of the most traditional and authoritative Zen temples, along with a rich, natural environment.

Now a vibrant city of culture and creativity, inspiring local artists, entrepreneurs and IT startups, less than an hour south of Tokyo.

More information about KAMAKURA

Wikipedia "KAMAKURA"