RYOSOKU was initiated in 2018 by a priest, an architect, and a
curator with the aim of achieving a better quality of life through
Zen. RYOSOKU is based at the Ryosoku-in temple. Ryosoku-in is
the sub-temple of Kenninji temple in Kyoto’s Gion district, and was
founded in the fourteenth century. Kenniji temple is famous for its
nationally treasured Fujin and Raijin (Wind God and Thunder God)
screen, as well as for being where tea culture was born in Japan.
Ryosoku-in temple was, in a way, the “educational” division of the
Kenninji temple and priests there took charge of hosting the
Korean delegation during the Edo period. The temple’s priest, a
Chinese disciple, interpreted Chinese dim sum as vegetarian manju
(bean-filled buns), which are now widely enjoyed throughout Japan.

RYOSOKU aims to build the perfect place to meditate for our time
and to foster healthy minds focused on creating a better society.
The program consists of two main activities: creative programs and
educational programs. Creative programming is geared toward
reimagining the temple site, including renovations and the building
of new facilities to host meditation, bathing, dining, accommod
ations, and the graveyard.

Education programs will help rethink the role of the individual and
society, and to experience the role of the Zen temple in the
community through temple school, zazen (seated meditation), and
food-based programs.

The programs are for members and are by reservation only.

Ryosoku-in Temple Kennin-ji Temple

RYOSOKU RYOSOKU programs for 2018
RYOSOKU programs for 2018

RYOSOKU temple school
“Bathing Space in the Zen Temple from
the View of Architecture, Art, Craft, and Eating Culture”

Date and time: 2- 4pm, Saturday, August 18

*This program will be provided in Japanese only. Please see the Japanese text to make a reservation.

“Soup and Rice”

Date and time: 11am- 4pm, Saturday, October 20 and Sunday, October 21

Eating is considered an important part of the training process of a priest. We will present a Zen meal for our
time. It will be an energy-rich vegetarian meal and provide joy through eating.
Partitipation Fee: JPY3,000 for both members and non-members. Members will be given zen manner lesson by
priest from 10:30am. *Reservation required. *This program will be provided for memebers and non-members.

Concentrating Program
“Zazen, Bathing, and Eating”

Date: December, 2018

A six-hour program that will allow participants to experience the daily life of Zen priests.
*Details will be provided soon. Reservation required.


Date and time: 11am- 4pm, Saturday, March 23 and Sunday, March 24, 2019

*Details will be provided soon. Reservation required.

RYOSOKU Membership

Registration Fee: JPY5,000 / Students JPY2,000
Annual Fee: JPY5,000 / Students JPY2,000

- Registration Fee -
JPY5,000 / Students JPY2,000
- Annual Fee -
JPY5,000 / Students JPY2,000

All programs are provided for members only and are by reservation.
Please apply for a membership and reserve your space in the programs via application

Ryosoku-in Temple

Kennin-ji Temple, 591 Komatsu, Higashiyama ward, Kyoto 6050811
e-mail: ryosokut@gmail.com



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Please pay fees via bank transfer or at the Ryosoku-in Temple at least one week prior to the date of the desired program.

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