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 goal.

Zen and Mindfulness, having just met formally in Kamakura for the first time, have had their first date, so to speak.

As these dates continue and the two get to know each other more intimately, they may end up joining together or they very well may end up separating and going along their own separate paths.

We would like to entrust the judgment of which path to choose, to our participants.

Should our activities with Zen2.0 gain momentum, with the continuous effort of all staff involved, the day may come in which we may say that a new wisdom and philosophy triggered the start of this event, and we will indeed be happy.

And one of the basics of Zen is cleaning. Our aim was to leave the temple space at least as clean as it was when we arrived. Our heartfelt thanks to Kencho-ji.

Zen2.0 Executive Committee