Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts

Since 1981, The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts has offered instruction in Japanese systems of yoga and meditation, healing arts, martial arts, and fine arts. It is located in the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts has been offering instruction in traditional Japanese arts under experienced, certified teachers since 1981. Established in California by H. E. Davey Sensei, it presents separate training in Japanese systems of yoga, healing arts, martial arts, and fine arts. Ongoing classes are available to people of all ages and levels of health, including classes for children ages five and up. Members of the Sennin Foundation Center have access to the rich traditions of Japan's cultural arts through practice in the group's classical dojo (literally, "training hall of the Way"). Much more than simply a school or studio, an authentic dojo is a gateway into the timeless realm of Asian art and personal development, allowing members of the Sennin Foundation Center to realize vibrant well-being and longevity. In fact, the word "Sennin" describes the ancient Japanese equivalent of a yogi. The Sennin were known for their high degree of enlightenment, splendid health, and according to some ancient myths, their ability to attain immortality. This same emphasis on spiritual realization and physical fitness is stressed by the Sennin Foundation, thus the use of the term Sennin. Contact us at 510-526-7518 or [email protected].

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Shodo & An Empty Mind - Beyond Calligraphy

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beyond-calligraphy.com In 1985 I met Kobara Ranseki Sensei, an extraordinary master of Japanese calligraphy, with skill in ink painting as well. He was the founder of the Ranseki Sho Juku system of traditional calligraphic art and the co-founder of the Kokusai Shodo Bunka Koryu Kyokai, an international shodo association h...

Secrets of the Brush: Life Lessons from the Art of Japanese Calligraphy

Discover the art of Japanese calligraphy! Unearth your latent human potential using ancient principles of mind and body unification that link Asian calligraphy, martial arts, folk crafts, fine arts, meditation, and more. Read Secrets of the Brush.

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Books | Art of Shodo

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artofshodo.com H. E. Davey is the author of award winning books, including Secrets of the Brush: Life Lessons from the Art of Japanese Calligraphy. Check out his books on Japanese yoga, healing arts, fine arts, meditation, and more.

Traditional Japanese martial arts for kids and adults! Located in Albany, noncompetitive, nonprofit, affordable instruction. Visit www.senninfoundation.com.

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Secrets of the Brush: Life Lessons from the Art of Japanese Calligraphy

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New Approaches to Ancient Paths
Western people have long been captivated by the mysteries of ancient Japan, but they've often been intimidated by the divide between East and West. For over 35 years, the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts has bridged that divide, helping children and adults experience the amazing benefits of studying a Japanese art. Lead by H. E. Davey, an internationally acclaimed author and artist, the Sennin Foundation Center offers instruction in time-honored disciplines to develop your mind and body. Davey Sensei, with over 50 years of training, unlocks the secrets of Japanese yoga, healing arts, martial arts, and fine arts. After decades of practice in the USA and Japan, he has obtained advanced teaching certification rarely received by Western people, allowing him to masterfully craft new approaches to ancient paths.

Davey Sensei donates his time to our nonprofit dojo in Albany. His staff of certified instructors do the same, making our classes among the most professional and affordable in the Bay Area. Browse www.senninfoundation.com and discover how studying the arts of Japan can improve your life. Then get in touch with us to schedule a time to visit and get free information about classes.

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Sennin Foundation on Twitter

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About H. E. Davey | Art of Shodo

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artofshodo.com Discover award winning Japanese calligraphy created by H. E. Davey, author of The Japanese Way of the Artist and Secrets of the Brush.

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The Teachings of Tempu: Practical Meditation for Daily Life

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amazon.com The Teachings of Tempu: Practical Meditation for Daily Life details the life and meditation techniques of Nakamura Tempu (1876-1968). Mr. Nakamura taught Shin-shin-toitsu-do (“The Way of Mind and Body Unification”) for over 50 years and authored bestselling books. He trained over 10...

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【Japan’s UNESCO World-heritage Site File】No.7
Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome 原爆ドーム) Cultural heritage site
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The Hiroshima Peace Memorial (Genbaku Dome) was the only structure left standing in the area where the first atomic bomb exploded on 6 August 1945. It has been preserved in the same state as immediately after the bombing. Not only is it a stark and powerful symbol of the most destructive force ever created by humankind; it also expresses the hope for world peace and the ultimate elimination of all nuclear weapons.

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Secrets of the Brush: Life Lessons from the Art of Japanese Calligraphy

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amazon.com Secrets of the Brush: Life Lessons from the Art of Japanese Calligraphy is the first new book in years from award-winning author, artist, and sensei H. E. Davey. Mr. Davey is the author of The Japanese Way of the Artist, a widely admired how-to book that lets even beginners tr...

Art by the late Kobara Ranseki Sensei, founder of Ranseki Sho Juku shodo. Kobara Sensei lived a unique and remarkable life, and he created an equally unique style of Japanese calligraphic art and ink painting. His exceptional artwork won many awards, including from the Prime Minister of Japan, and he received the rarely bestowed Order of the Rising Sun from the Emperor of Japan. His shodo was both fine art and moving meditation, and his teachings can enhance every aspect of your life. Pick up a copy of Secrets of the Brush and find out more: https://www.amazon.com/Secrets-Brush-Lessons-Japanese-Calligraphy-ebook/dp/B0829F54ML/ref=tmm_kin_swatch_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid&sr

Jujutsu at the Sennin Foundation Center

From The Teachings of Tempu: Practical Meditation for Daily Life. Available on Amazon and at a bookstore near you.

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Shakuhachi [The Japanese Flute] - Kohachiro Miyata (Full)

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The True Paths to Meditation

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Shudokan Martial Arts Association

SMAA members in action! Men and women, children and adults, novices and internationally famous experts, all belong to the Shudokan Martial Arts Association. The SMAA is a worldwide nonprofit organization that promotes traditional Japanese martial arts. Membership fees are as low as just $25 (US) per year, and include an attractive certificate, an informative quarterly journal, discounts at SMAA Seminars, and the opportunity to earn internationally recognized ranks and teaching certification. Drop by www.smaa-hq.com to learn more.

Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts

Nakamura Tempu's Japanese yoga is offered in the San Francisco area at the Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts. Visit www.senninfoundation.com.

Nakamura Tempu - 中村 天風

Nakamura Tempu is widely regarded as the father of yoga in Japan. Mr. Nakamura taught Shin-shin-toitsu-do (“The Way of Mind and Body Unification”) for over 50 years and authored bestselling books. He trained over 100,000 people, including members of the Japanese Imperial Family, government officials, business leaders, top athletes, celebrated actors, martial arts experts, and notable novelists.

His story begins with a global quest to cure his tuberculosis. This search took him to the USA, where he studied medicine at Columbia University. Next, he traveled to Europe, where he lived with actress Sarah Bernhardt and researched psychology. In Egypt he encountered Kaliappa, an Indian mystic and yoga master, who brought him to India for a final attempt to save his life. After austere meditation in the Himalayas, Nakamura Tempu attained enlightenment, shook off the bonds of illness, and returned to Japan a changed man.

His Japanese yoga features unique forms of meditation and health improvement methods. Read more in The Teachings of Tempu: Practical Meditation for Daily Life: http://www.amazon.com/Teachings-Tempu-Practical-Meditation-Daily-ebook/dp/B00H9LECUW/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1456778910&sr=1-2

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Shodo Art| Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts

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senninfoundation.com Japanese shodo brush calligraphy in the East Bay. Located in Albany & serving El Cerrito, Berkeley, Oakland, Kensington. Shodo art for moving meditation.

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Japan's largest torii gate in this beautiful photo by Kosa Photo: kosa-photo.com

Nakamura Tempu Sensei and young students. Discover the power of mind and body unification. Learn how to practice Nakamura Sensei’s revolutionary Japanese yoga. Visit www.michipublishing.com.

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Early morning fog at Kamishikimi Kumanoimasu Shrine (上色見熊野座神社) in Takamori, Aso District, Kumamoto Prefecture. This shrine, as well as its 97 stone lanterns and stone steps, are famous for being an incredibly spiritual "power spot", with an atmosphere that helps all who visit feel peaceful and relaxed 😌🙌

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SMAA members in action! Men and women, children and adults, novices and internationally famous experts, all belong to the Shudokan Martial Arts Association. The SMAA is a worldwide nonprofit organization that promotes traditional Japanese martial arts. Membership fees are as low as just $25 (US) per year, and include an attractive certificate, an informative quarterly journal, discounts at SMAA Seminars, and the opportunity to earn internationally recognized ranks and teaching certification. Drop by www.smaa-hq.com to learn more.

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Yoga | Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts/Albany, CA

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senninfoundation.com Affordable Albany classes in Nakamura Tempu's Japanese yoga (Shin-shin-toitsu-do), healing arts using ki energy, martial arts (jujutsu), & calligraphy (shodo).

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【The Brush is the Sword of the Mind】Nakamura Tempū: the Founder of Mind and Body Unification | BUDO JAPAN

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Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts

Visit www.senninfoundation.com and learn about our classes in Japanese yoga, healing arts, martial arts, and fine arts.

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The Japanese Way of the Artist: Living the Japanese Arts & Ways, Brush Meditation, The Japanese Way of the Flower

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The Japanese Way of the Artist

The Japanese Way of the Artist: Living the Japanese Arts & Ways, Brush Meditation, The Japanese Way of the Flower, By H. E. Davey, 494 pages, 6 x 7 ¾", 135 B&W illustrations and photographs, Paper, ISBN: 978-1-933330-07-5, $19.95

International Japanese Yoga Association

The International Japanese Yoga Association (IJYA) is a not for profit association devoted to the study of Shin-shin-toitsu-do, a form of Japanese yoga and meditation created by Nakamura Tempu Sensei.

Saigo Ryu traditional Japanese martial arts practice at our nonprofit dojo.

Realize self-mastery and self-protection. Find out more about our Japanese yoga and martial arts classes for adults at www.senninfoundation.com.

Art of Shodo

Art of Shodo works to promote and preserve the ancient art of Japanese brush calligraphy. Featured is the calligraphic art of Hiseki Davey. Art of Shodo is dedicated to the memory of Kobara Ranseki Sensei, founder of Ranseki Sho Juku shodo.

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Help your child realize self-mastery and self-protection. Find out more about our Japanese yoga and martial arts classes for kids at www.senninfoundation.com.

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Sennin Foundation on Twitter

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1053 San Pablo Ave
Albany, CA
94706

General information

The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts is a small traditional dojo and its walls are tastefully adorned with H. E. Davey Sensei's Japanese calligraphy. Located in Albany, just across the bay from San Francisco, it is usually open throughout the week. The Sennin Foundation Center's orientation is relatively noncommercial in approach, and group instruction is personalized, involving small numbers of serious students. Private lessons are also available, and all fees are reasonable, allowing individuals from a variety of income brackets the opportunity to practice. H. E. Davey Sensei and a staff of assistant instructors offer noncompetitive instruction in the arts listed above. Each day at least one member of the teaching staff will kneel on a floor covered with tatami mats and face the dojo's kamidana (literally, "deity shelf"). As these teachers bow to the jinja, or "school shrine," they carry on the authentic and time-honored traditions of Japan's past. Visits are by appointment only. Please call, write, or send e-mail if you would like to drop by to pick up some free literature and/or talk to an instructor about our various programs. Everyone is welcome to visit. The Sennin Foundation Center for Japanese Cultural Arts 1053 San Pablo Ave. Albany, CA 94706 USA Telephone: 510-526-7518 E-mail: [email protected]

Opening Hours

Monday 17:45 - 21:30
Tuesday 17:45 - 21:15
Wednesday 17:45 - 21:30
Thursday 17:45 - 21:15
Saturday 08:45 - 11:00
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