Clean House, Clear Mind: A Buddhist Monk's Wisdom

Clean House, Clear Mind: A Buddhist Monk's Wisdom

Wednesday, March 27, 2019

© Kensaku Seki

Wednesday, March 27, 6:30 PM

Clean your space, and your mind will follow. This is the wisdom Buddhist monk Shoukei Matsumoto seeks to impart in his book, A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind. Sweeping, polishing and tidying may seem like drudgery, but these everyday routines are considered spiritual practices in Buddhism, a reflection of our respect for and interdependence with the world around us. At this talk, Matsumoto explains how we can take cleaning from a chore to a contemplative practice, leading us down the path to inner peace.

Followed by a book signing reception. This program will be presented in Japanese with consecutive interpretation in English.

Tickets: $15/$12 members, seniors & students

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Shoukei Matsumoto is a Buddhist Monk at Komyoji Temple. Born in 1979 in Japan, he graduated with a B.A. degree in Literature from the University of Tokyo. Right after graduation, he joined Komyoji temple and initiated new projects such as the Temple CafeĢ Project. In 2008, the association was awarded "Shoriki Matsutaro Prize" from a foundation for education. He completed his MBA from the Indian School of Business as an Ambassadorial Scholar of the Rotary Foundation in 2011. After his MBA, he started a project of “Mirai no Jushoku-Juku” or temple management school for Buddhist priests and monks. In 2013, he was nominated as a member of the Young Global Leaders 2013 from the World Economic Forum in Davos. He has published five titles and A Monk's Guide to a Clean House and Mind was translated into over fifteen languages. Twitter: @shoukeim

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