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No Sanzenkai this week

There will be no Sanzenkai this Sunday 20 August or Thursday 24 August due to the August retreat. Sanzenkai will resume as of Sunday 27 and Thursday 31 August, respectively. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Sunday Sanzenkai 20th August

Due to Bendoho retreat there will be no Sanzenkai on Sunday 20th August.

One Day Workshop

Our next One Day Workshop is on August 6, 2017, from 9am – 4pm.

Celebration for the life of Nuala Cassidy

One of Jikishoan’s early members, Nuala Isshin Cassidy, died on 7th April

Her husband, Brian Doyle, and his daughters Finola and Meagan, have invited friends and colleagues of Nuala’s to a celebration of her life.

This will be held at Elwood Learning Centre, 87 Tennyson St, Elwood, on Sunday July 16th from 1:15 – 4:15 pm.

New courses starting soon

Join us!
Main course A, Term 3 commences on Saturday, July 8 2017 for A1 and A2 and on Wednesday, July 12 for A3. Learn more.
One Day Workshop # 4 August 6, 2017
Our next One Day Workshop is on August 6, 2017, from 9am – 4pm. Learn more.

Winter Teaching at Kagyu Evam Buddhist Institute

Each year, Ekai Osho teaches at Kagyu Evan Buddhist Institute in July. This year, he will be teaching on:

Your Very Mind is Buddha (Soku Shin Ze Butsu)

In this chapter of Shobogenzo, Zen Master Dogen makes clear that the saying Your very mind is Buddha is addressed to one who has already given rise to the intention to train and reach Buddhahood. Ekai Osho will address that mind in this series of talks at E-Vam Institute on Friday nights in July.

When: Fridays 7, 14, 21, 28 July at 7.30pm
Contact: E-Vam Institute Office (03) 9387 0422

June Myoju 2017 now online

“Thus, deeply consider that without attaining balance you do not experience solidity… whether as emptiness or as forms, expression of the dream within a dream brings level balance…

The dream is the entire great earth; the entire great earth is stable.”

Dogen Zenji, Muchu Setsumu: Within a Dream, Expressing the Dream

In this Winter Solstice edition of Myoju, the second in a series addressing the topic Dreams and Visions. As Ekai Osho has expressed in previous issues, we can view winter as analogous to training, and spring as the time of flourishing.

Read more

One Day Workshop 4 June

Our next One Day Workshop is on June 4, 2017, from 9am – 4pm. This workshop provides an introduction to zen practice. Suitable for beginners and also experienced practitioners. Join us for an enjoyable day with a delicious vegetarian lunch provided. Apply online. Only a few places remain.
For more information, contact Katherine Yeo, Workshop Coordinator 0422 407 870 or e-mail Day Workshop photo

Foundation Day 2017

On this coming Sunday 7 May, we will be celebrating our Foundation Day, with a Special Sanzen-kai and Annual Community Event from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Instruction for newcomers starts at 9.15 am with meditation commencing at 9.25am. We will have a silent auction to raise funds for the Jikishoan Building Fund, pot-luck lunch commencing at 12.30pm (so please bring your best dish!) and entertainment from 1.30pm.

** Please note that there will be no evening Sanzenkai.


Sanzenkai over the Easter period

Please note that due to the April retreat there will be no Sanzenkai on Thursday 13, Sunday 16 or Thursday 20 April.