Zen 2.0 – the Third Annual Global Mindfulness Forum will be held in Kamakura, at the Heart of Japanese Zen – Kencho-ji Temple, the first temple in Japan dedicated to Zen training.
Mindfulness, which has now been attracting attention worldwide, roots itself from Zen in Japan. We have held this Zen and Mindfulness Global Forum in the birthplace of Japanese Zen and the largest of the Kamakura Zen Temples, since 2017, to communicate the wisdom of Zen and Mindfulness.
In Japan, the principle of concentrating one’s heart and mind on the “here and now” – a core principle of mindfulness – has long existed in many forms of traditional culture, the arts, and martial arts, thanks not least to the role played by Zen Buddhism.
The 2019 theme of Zen 2.0 is “Connectedness”. We live in a digital age constantly chased by social media and overflow of information, and we tend to lose attention on the important connections we have with the people that matter to us, including ourselves. Through lectures from our guest speakers, as well as our various hands-on events and workshops, we aim for participants to reclaim the truly precious connections, and provide an opportunity to nurture new.
Tickets cost ¥21,000 for both days or ¥15,000 for individual days. A two-day lunch ticket costs ¥2,400 while a single day costs ¥1,200.To prevent the spread of COVID-19, many events have been canceled. Always check official sites before heading to an event.