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Retreat and Workshops in Kyoto, Japan

Larry and Peggy will be returning to Japan for a retreat and series of workshops. You are welcome to join them. The retreat and workshops will be conducted in English with Japanese translation.

Following the retreat in 2017, this is the second retreat Larry and Peggy will conduct in Japan.  “ Enlarging the Circle of Mindful Relationships “ has been chosen as a main theme for the  2018 events. 

The organization of these events has been made possible through a collaboration between:

  • Kyoto Mindfulness Center, 
  • Biwako Sangha, 
  • Kyoto Sangha,
  • Wind of Smile Sangha (Tokyo)

RETREAT: “Seeing with Eyes of Compassion” 

Friday, Sept 28 3:00PM - Sunday, Sept 30 4:00PM

2 Nights / 3 Days Residential Retreat (Kyoto, Sakyo-ku)

This retreat invites us to deepen our understanding and embodiment of compassion.

We will enhance our skillfulness in loving and understanding ourselves and others. Because loving and understanding ourselves and others is essential in order to cultivate mindful relationships in our family, workplace and local community and to see the world around us with the eyes of compassion.

This retreat is an opportunity to take time for ourselves, step back from our busy daily life and practice the art of mindful living together. There will be alternating periods of mindfulness practices, periods of rest and silence, and times for lectures, group activities and sharing.

Whether your intention is to explore mindfulness for the first time or deepen your practice, don’t miss this opportunity to meet with two amazing Plum Village Dharma Teachers.

WORKSHOP FOR EDUCATORS: “Mindfulness in the Classroom and Beyond”

Saturday, Oct 6 | 10:00AM - 4:00PM | 

Day of Mindfulness for Educators (Tokyo University, Hongo Campus)

One-Day Retreat at Myōshin-ji zen temple (Kyoto, Ukyō-ku): Growing our Heart as Wide as the World

Monday, Oct 8 | 10:00AM - 5:00PM | 

For questions or help with registration please send an e-mail to smile at kyotomindfulness dot org