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Mindfulness Training

​To face your “self” through “eating”

Eating is an act that we all have to do to live. 

In this training, we will face the things that are important to us through eating, a fundamental act that we do on a daily basis.

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Are we losing our peace of mind at the cost of gaining convenience through the evolution of technology?

The goal of this program is to help you find what is important to you and to find meanings of life as you savor every bite.

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Share your feelings with the group by verbalizing them to each other, and then reflect on what work and life mean to you. In this way, we hope you can re-examine the way you are every day.

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Introduction
20min.
Session 1
55min.
Session 2
90min.
Session Review
120min.

The time table above is an example. 

 It can be adjusted to meet your needs.

Introduction

Brief introduction and simple ice-breaker.

Session 1

Through this session, we will think about eating and living.

Session 2

The session is designed the same way as Session 1, but we will think about work.

Review the sessions

Question session with feedback and reflection.

Program

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90minutes〜​

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5 or more

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¥50,000〜​

In this workshop, you will take something that you would normally eat in about two bites (usually sweets) and slowly eat it in five bites over a span of 15 to 20 minutes. And for each bite, there will be one question or point for consideration.

For example, "Imagine who produced the food in front of you, what they used to make it, and what kind of people were involved in bringing it here.” 

At first, participants think of the farmer, the shopkeeper, or the person who cooked the food, but as participants expand their imagination, participants can imagine the horizontal connections, such as the truck driver, the traffic light controller, and other people involved in distribution, or the vertical connections, such as the person who imported the seeds and seedlings to Japan, or the person who developed the know-how for cultivation, and so on.

These questions are repeated five times, one bite at a time. Through the questions, the participants will reflect on themselves and feel what they value in life, which they have often lost sight of in their busy lives. These reflections will be shared and verbalized in the group.

After the five questions, you will be asked the same questions again, but this time you will be asked to think not about eating, but about working.
You will be asked to think about where your work has come from and whether you are doing a job that is worth the salary.

Features

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Not role-playing,
but actual experience

Rather than role-playing by replacing yourself with something or someone else, think in terms of the actions you take in your daily life, figuring things personally.

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Can be incorporated into daily life

By doing this through the act of eating, which we do daily, you have many opportunities to think about and reflect on this training in your daily lives, making it easier to become aware of what you have experienced and learned.

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Non-face-to-face
Fully online training

We can provide non-face-to-face support for everything from preliminary meetings to implementation and reporting.

*The work is done using light meals (or snacks), so it is easy to prepare.

*Face-to-face (offline) training is also available.

Goals

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Freeing yourself from stereotypes

Free yourself from the stereotypes that keep you stuck in the daily routine of your work. It gives you an opportunity to rethink what you really need to do and what you should be doing.

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Improvement of behavior

Think about what work means to you. By taking a comprehensive look at your company and work, you will improve your awareness of your daily work and behavior.

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Improving teamwork

As you reflect on yourself and share your thoughts and feelings with others, you will improve communication with others and foster cooperation. This will improve your work productivity.

Voices

By simply being grateful for the food I ate, I was able to relax and feel more disciplined.

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When I became aware of alternative possibilities, it gave me an opportunity to think about the meaning of my work here and now, how I feel, and what I should be working towards. It was a great stimulus and an opportunity for me to think more broadly.

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I thought about what kind of value I should demonstrate to society and the world, not just through my job at my workplace. I also thought about what I should do here and now, and what I should do and what I want to do came to mind. As a result, I had more energy for my work.

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I felt a change in the way I spend my time at work and with my family, and in the way I think about the meaning of work and my own value and role.

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I was able to reflect on my initial thoughts that there is a limit to what I can do on my own and that cooperation is important.

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*These are individual opinions and do not guarantee the effects or results of this training.

Steps

Please fill out the form below or send us an email by clicking the "Contact Us" button at the bottom of the page.

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Contact Us

Our staff will interview you to understand your company's overview and explain the project.

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Online

Meeting

We will contact you a few days in advance for final confirmation.

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Confirmation

Final

The training will be conducted online based on the information discussed in advance.

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Training

Day

We will report the results of the questionnaire to you at a later date.

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Report

Lecturer:

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​Kakuho Aoe

Born in 1977 in Tokyo, he is the CEO of his own company and a cooking monk at the Ryokusen-ji temple of the Jodoshinshu school (a branch of Buddhism). An MBA graduate from the University of California, he is dedicated to food and nutrition education. He has been one of the co-founders of the virtual temple Higan-ji and was also vice-representative of the "Kogen" festival on traditional Japanese culture and religion.

He is the founder of Japan's first "darkroom" restaurant, Kurayami Gohan. He is the author of books such as Otera Gohan (The Cooking of Buddhist Temples, translated into Italian and French), Hito to Soshiki ga Kawaru Kurayami Gohan (Blind Food: Changing People and Society) and Sachi no Otera Gohan (The Buddhist Cooking of Sachi), among others.

Kakuho Aoe's YouTube channel "料理僧の台所 Buddhist Temple Cuisine."

Media

FOUR SEASONS PRESS ROOM
​中外日報
ZENB initiative

Past Participants

Major US IT company
Major Japanese confectionery company
Japanese media production companies
A Japanese NGO
Japanese schools
FUNDACIÓN JAPÓN MADRID
etc.

FAQ

Is there an offline (real) version of the training?

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Yes, there is. It was originally started as a face-to-face session, so it is possible to do offline sessions as well.

*We will give you an estimation.

Is the content "religious"?

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It is based on Buddhist studies and the developer is a monk, so although we are not affiliated with any religion, the program itself is "Spiritual but not religious".

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