Introducing mindful matcha moment from Kyoto to San Francisco in a modern way...
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami, a Zen Buddist Priest from Kyoto, will visit here in SF and share zen practice and insights with you. You will enjoy learning well-being life from broader perspectives of traditional zen, modern mindfulness, and science.
6pm - Opening & Reception (with welcome tea & refreshments)
6:30pm - Zen and Meditation by Reverend Takafumi Kawakami
7:45pm - Matcha Session by Stonemill Team
9pm - Closing
Stonemill Matcha, a new matcha company in SF, will share their passion how matcha would contribute modern well-being life. Of course, you will enjoy delicious handwhisk matcha with small pastry from Tartine.
We will also have local and Japanese collaborators, such as Tartine, IDEO, Sony Lifespace, and Subject to Change, to create mindfulness experience for the night.
Biography of Reverend Takafumi Kawakami
Reverend Takafumi Kawakami is a Zen Buddist Priest, Kyoto native whose family has a long history at Shunkoin. He spent eight years in the United States working and obtaining his degree in religious studies and psychology. He is currently the Fellow of the U.S.-Japan Leadership Program by the U.S.-Japan Foundation, Researcher at the Keio Media Design in Keio University.
Shunkoin Temple & Zen Center
Website: http://www.shunkoin.comTwitter: http://www.twitter.com/RevTakaZenFacebook: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shunkoin-Temple-Zen-Center/141188892619012
Stonemill Matcha is a new matcha company, located in San Francisco. Their mission is to contribute to the harmony of better communities and the world by sharing the peaceful energy, health benefits, and deliciousness of Japanese matcha.
Stonemill Matcha modernizes matcha experience while staying true to its spirit. Theypair the best of Japan with San Francisco by exclusively using shade-grown Japanese matcha and locally sourced ingredients. Their experiences spread mindfulness and provide delicious, healthy drinks for everyone.
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