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KOTOWARI: An Experiment in Exploratory Education.
Explore the unchanging Truth—“kotowari (理)”—in the age of unceasing change. Pursue your own truth—”kotowari”—in the Middle Way of East and West.
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KOTOWARI's Mission
Humans have always lived in Nature. Nature has run and shaped this world long before humans came into existence. Though Nature is dynamic and has many facades across the globe, its underlying principle, KOTOWARI, is one and the same. This is akin to “Tao” or “the Way” of Lao Tzu which sustains and governs literally everything. We may become aware of Nature’s KOTOWARI only if we dedicate ourselves to seeing things as they are, without prejudices and preconceptions.
To find our own “KOTOWARI,” we turn to “KOTOWARI” of Nature in the East and KOTOWARI of Civilisation in the West. They represent two opposite ends of the same spectrum of what we call the “world” in which we all live in. Each one of us has a unique connection with both, and thus, can contextualize ourselves in a unique way to find our own “kotowari” through the exploration of these two. To explore this KOTOWARI, we turn to Eastern wisdom. We not only develop its conceptual understanding but also practice introspective meditation to deepen our sensitivity toward it.
Civilization, on the other hand, is created and run by humans for humans. It represents the internal and external dynamics of human beings. By learning kotowari of civilization, especially that of the West in the modern era, we can learn about human desires over the past centuries, and how that has shaped Nature around us. By exploring these two, we can find a personal connection with each of them. We can, then, have a better sense of who we are and what we are doing more clearly. In other words, we can move closer to our personal truth or “kotowari.”
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"All of humanity's problems stem from man's inability to sit quietly in a room alone."
Blaise Pascal

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一般社団法人KOTOWARI
〒969-6253 福島県大沼郡
会津美里町杉屋字芦窪乙363

KOTOWARI House
〒969-6253 福島県大沼郡
会津美里町杉屋字芦窪乙363

Opening Hours

February to November

Monday - Saturday
9:30 - 11:30am
a break for lunch and then
12:30 - 4:00pm

Closed Sundays

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