Heart of Tokyo,Yokohama & Kamakura Sangha


We are a community of friends in the fifth year of practicing mindfulness in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh and Plum Village, in the heart of Tokyo, and in Kanagawa.





We welcome everyone to join our mindfulness practice of total relaxation, sitting, walking, singing,.. and monthly recitation of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. The practices are simple, easy, yet deep and lovely.

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August 2017

[Date & Time] August 20th (Sun)
11AM -16:15
[Location] Takinogawa Kaikan / Room #404 Washitsu (Japanese Room)
1-23-3 Nisigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 〒114-8534
 (Scroll down for the location map↓)
[To join] E-mail: belovedcommunity.jp@gmail.com,
with your name, e-mail address and phone number, and join us at the venue.
Please bring vegan food for potluck lunch.
(There will be no e-mail replies this month, as Kanako has been away supporting PV retreats in Germany and France until 18th August. )
[Admission] 2,000 JPY + dana offering


You would be welcome to bring vege snacks and herbal tea to share, and flowers to decorate the center piece.




If you have a comfortable zafu (a cushion for sitting meditation), feel free to bring with you . (We have flat zabuton  cushions and stools you can use)


We recommend wearing comfortable clothes for sitting and lying down.


Takinogawa Bunka Kaikan

 Room 404 (Washitsu)


1-23-3 Nishigahara, Kita-ku, Tokyo, 〒114-8534


7 min walk from Kami-Nakasato Station East exit, JR Keihin-Tohoku Line

10 min walk from Komagome Station North Exit, JR Yamanote-Line

7 min walk from Nishigahara Station, Tokyo Metro Namboku-Line


113 Yamate-cho, Naka-ku, Yokohama, Kanagawa


About & how to get to Osaragi Jiro Memorial Museum (Yokohama Visitors' Guide)



4-8-5 Shirokanedai, Minato-ku, Tokyo


1 minute walk from Shirokanedai station (Tokyo Metro Mita/Namboku Line) #1 Exit


3-18-15 Takanawa, Minato-ku, Tokyo


10 minute walk from JR Shinagawa station West Exit.


4-6-7 Minamiazabu, Minatoku, Tokyo

8 minute walk from Tokyo metro Hiroo station  #1・2exit.


2-16-5 Minamiaoyama, Minatoku, Tokyo

10 minute walk from Tokyo Metro GInza Line "Gaienmae station" #4 exit.



The deer roam freely in the countryside

The birds fly up in the sky

Things arise in the depth of consciousness

The mind and things are not two

A true man or woman know how to live

In the freedom of nirvana

There they roam like the deer 

And fly like birds

Their true home is here and now



-Sister Annabel