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Event date: 3/14/2024 - 3/15/2024 Export event

LIFO Day 2024

Life Orientations™ (LIFO) Day 2024

LIFO Day 2024

"Promoting Personal Growth and Self-Development Through Increased Self-Awareness and Positive Mindset"

Welcome to LIFO Day 2024, a yearly international event dedicated to promoting positive change in both our personal and professional lives. The two-day event is packed with exciting and informative sessions that aim to enhance self-awareness, manage stress and emotions, and improve communication and collaboration skills. With a focus on consciously supporting oneself and others, attendees will learn practical techniques and tools for growth and facing challenges.

Join us for a unique opportunity to reflect, learn and connect with LIFO practitioners and master practitioners from all over the world. Don't miss out on this chance to enhance your personal and professional life while enjoying the beautiful city of Kyoto, Japan.


Date: March 14-15, 2024

Time: 09:00 - 17:30 JST

Venue: Garden City Kyoto Tower
(Address: Kyoto, Shimogyo Ward, Higashishiokōjichō, 721-1)


Day 1: "Support of Myself"

Session 1: Mindfulness & Well-Being

Experience the benefits of mindfulness and well-being practices at home and in the workplace. Learn various techniques for managing stress and anxiety, including breathing exercises, mindful walking activities, and other mini-sessions. You'll leave with practical tools to improve your well-being and mindfulness.

Session 2: Enhancing Self-Awareness

Discover how LIFO can help you enhance self-awareness and become more mindful. Learn about your personal triggers, defensive responses, and how your lifeline affects your subconscious defenses. Gain insight into your personality and explore ways to become more mindful in your daily life.

Session 3: Mindfulness Vs Stress (Is it Really a Stress?)

Gain a better understanding of stress and how it affects you. Learn practical techniques to face stress and negotiate “negative” emotions. Explore how to overcome challenging situations and the power of perspective. Leave feeling empowered to take control of your stresses and improve your well-being.

Session 4: Developing Mindful Communication and Collaboration

Communication and collaboration are essential skills in the workplace. Learn how to listen actively in the moment, improve communication, and collaborate more effectively with others. Discover how to recognize and respond to different communication styles to improve your relationships at work and beyond.

Day 2: "Support of Others"

Session 5: Mindfulness and Influence

Learn how to become a responsive leader and impactful influencer. Discuss real-life influence and decision-making cases and gain insight into using mindfulness in your journey to effective leadership.

Session 6: The Power of Mindful Feedback and Strengths-based Mentoring

Explore the power of strengths-based, mindful coaching and feedback. Learn how to provide effective feedback that inspires and motivates others to change. Discover how to leverage your own strengths to become a more mindful coach and mentor.

Session 7: Self-Reflection and Action Planning

Wrap up the two-day event with self-reflection and action planning. Put your newfound knowledge into practice and leave with a clear plan for how to become more mindful in your personal and professional life. Join us for this transformative event and take the first step towards a more mindful and fulfilling life.

Session 8 (Optional): Myoushinji Zen Meditation Experience

Are you looking to unlock the full potential of your mind, body, and spirit? Then look no further than Zazen, the ancient practice of seated meditation that has gained worldwide attention for its numerous benefits to physical, mental, and emotional well-being.

But Zazen is more than just a wellness trend or a way to alleviate stress and anxiety. At its core, Zazen is a spiritual practice that aims to experience moments, periods, and ultimately a life of enlightenment by investigating and clarifying the self and resolving the question of birth and death, with the hope to help others to do the same.

The word Zazen literally means "seated meditation," but it doesn't necessarily mean that you have to be seated doing nothing else, to practice it. In fact, the Sixth Patriarch, Huineng, described Zazen as being free of all hindrances and undisturbed in mind, regardless of whether the circumstances are good or bad. Zazen is about maintaining a meditative mind throughout all of one's daily activities.

However, the seated posture is an easy and very effective way to learn to deepen the meditative state. It allows the body to be still and relaxed while the mind becomes tranquil and settled. Through the regulation of breath and relaxed, open contemplation, one can attain a state of union between the body and mind and experience their original nature free of discriminatory thoughts.

Zazen is not just for monks or experienced practitioners. Anyone can benefit no matter their age or experience level. And with its numerous benefits to physical health, mental function, and emotional well-being, it's no wonder that more and more people are turning to Zazen as a way to improve their overall quality of life.

If you're interested in experiencing the transformative power of Zazen for yourself, consider signing up for a Zazen retreat or workshop. You'll receive expert guidance from experienced practitioners and have the opportunity to deepen your practice in a supportive and immersive environment. Don't wait any longer to unlock your full potential - try Zazen with us!

Included with the unique experience in zazen meditation practice, our optional Session 8 will feature an address by author and acclaimed ambassador of Zen and Buddhism, Mr. Matsuyama Daiko. As the deputy priest of Taizoin Temple in Kyoto, Mr. Matsuyama has dedicated his life to Zen Buddhism and sharing its teachings with the world. He has been a TedX speaker, and as a young representative of the Zen Sect in Japan, Matsuyama has interacted with many religious leaders, such as having an audience with the Roman Catholic Pope and conversing with the 14th Dalai Lama.

Mr. Matsuyama's message is not limited to Zen Buddhism. As an author, his book "Forget What's Important First: 30 Zen Teachings for the Wavering Soul" offers Zen wisdom for people of all backgrounds and beliefs seeking clarity and direction in their lives.

At the Zazen experience, participants will have the incredible opportunity to hear from Mr. Matsuyama himself and learn from his knowledge and experience. His keynote speech promises to be a truly inspiring and thought-provoking experience that will leave participants feeling motivated and enlightened. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity to learn from an authority Buddhist wisdom and ambassador of Zen practice to the world.


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LIFO Day attendance + Zen Meditation experience:

LIFO Day attendance only:

Myoushinji Zen Meditation experience only:
$200 per person

Due to full capacity, we are no longer offering packages with accommodation.
If you need a recommendation for accommodation, please contact us at


Deadline for registration: February 13, 2024

General Cancellation Policy

・Up to 26 days before the event: 100% refund (minus the administration and transaction fee)
・Between 25-15 days before the event: 50% refund (minus the administration and transaction fee)
・Between 15-10 days before the event: 30% refund (minus the administration and transaction fee)
・Between 9-2 days before the event: 15% refund (minus the administration and transaction fee)
・1 day before the event, and forward: No refund

Note: Any refund will be processed after the event concluded


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