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To All Zen2.0 Participants: Thank You

To all Zen2.0 participants, We would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to all those who participated in the recent Zen2.0 International Zen and Mindfulness Forum. First, we would like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Kencho-ji Temple for providing such an extraordinary location for our event. We would also like to express our heartfelt gratitude for the approval of conceptual plans, to everyone who graciously gave presentations and conducted workshops, to all our company sponsors, and to all Zen2.0 volunteer staff. Zen2.0 was conceived to provide a platform for openly discussing the similarities and differences between these two “beings,” “Zen” and “Mindfulness.” We feel that we have achieved our…

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Welcome!

Zen2.0 is operated by volunteer staff interested in Zen and Mindfulness in the mindful city of Kamakura. Our goal here is to describe some of the ways our staff is preparing for this international conference on September 2nd and 3rd. We look forward to sharing more about Zen2.0 with you soon. Kouji Miki Zen2.0 Committee

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Conversation w/ Zen Master SHODO YOSHIDA (2/2)

SHODO YOSHIDA(吉田正道) Zen Master and Chief Abbot of the KENCHO-JI School, RINZAI Zen Denomination ‘Mindfulness’ has received a great deal of attention and is now practiced all over the world, but especially in the West. In this conversation, we spoke to Zen master Shodo Yoshida, head of Kenchō-ji, the top temple in the Kamakura Five Mountain system, where Zen Buddhism began in Japan. We asked him what he thought about Mindfulness, the contemporary meditation method with Zen roots that has spread to secular society and been incorporated into mainstream lifestyles. We spoke about its relationship with elements of Zen practice, a tradition built and polished with human wisdom. In this…

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Conversation w/ Zen Master SHODO YOSHIDA (1/2)

SHODO YOSHIDA(吉田正道) Zen Master and Chief Abbot of the KENCHO-Ji School, RINZAI Zen Denomination ‘Mindfulness’ has received a great deal of attention and is now practiced all over the world, but especially in the West. In this conversation, we spoke to Zen master Shodo Yoshida, head of Kenchō-ji, the top temple in the Kamakura Five Mountain system, where Zen Buddhism began in Japan. We asked him what he thought about Mindfulness, the contemporary meditation method with Zen roots that has spread to secular society and been incorporated into mainstream lifestyles. We spoke about its relationship with elements of Zen practice, a tradition built and polished with human wisdom. In this…

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