The Institute For Zen Studies

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Present study groups:List of multimedia research groups

The groups in this area are considering new ways of utilizing the rapid developments in the media—from traditional print to cutting-edge electronics—as a means of bringing Zen to a wider audience in the modern world. Particular attention is being paid to developing new approaches to proselytization, such as the production of high definition videos featuring scenes of Zen gardens and interviews with Zen masters, and the introduction of new smartphone applications on Zen.

Smartphone Applications Group

Description This group is developing educational applications on Zen for the iPhone and Android smartphone platforms.

Zen Masters Interview Group

Description This group is producing high-definition videos of interviews with the masters of important Zen monasteries in Japan.

Zen Garden Video-Archive Group

Description This group is producing high-definition videos of well-known Zen gardens, filmed over the course of the four seasons of the year.

Zen Publications Group

Description This group is considering new ways to use traditional print media to increase public interest in Zen.

Former study groups:List of multimedia research groups

Recently, the study group was being held at the Institute, but the list has already ended.

It is not registered now.