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Myoju, Summer 2015

The 2015 Summer edition of Myoju is now available online. In this issue:

  • A Huge Loop, by Ekai Korematsu Osho, on returning to the USA after 25 years
  • Liam Tosen’s Lay Ordination, by Vincent Vuu
  • The Journey Home, by Azhar Abidi

…and much more.

 

 

Milestone: Jikishoan’s 50th Zen Retreat

Jikishoan celebrated a milestone recently: our 50th Zen Retreat. The Tenzo Ryo (kitchen work group) made a cake to celebrate!

Sunday Sanzenkai

There will be no Sanzenkai between 19 and 29 November as our community will be on retreat. Thursday Sanzenkai resumes 3 December and Sunday Sanzenkai will resume on 6 December.

Lineage: as old and wide as the universe

I am bored with the genealogy of my own family and can’t be bothered pursuing that line of enquiry. Too many skeletons in the cupboard! And what does it matter anyway? But lineage in the sense of the Buddhist tradition and in the widest possible sense of our kinship with all of creation is important. This is the tradition that helps us find ourselves and be ourselves.

Read online now…

Myoju, Spring 2015

The theme of the Spring 2015 issue is Lineage in Practice and features articles by Ekai Korematsu Osho and Jikishoan members. Read online now.

Zen Retreat November 19-29

Please join us on the next Jikishoan Zen Retreat. The daily routine is structured around periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), oryoki (traditional meal practice), samu (work practice) and teisho (daily talks) by Ekai Osho. Personal interviews with Ekai Osho are also available. Click here for or more information and to apply to attend.

New Myoju now online

The theme of the Winter 2015 issue is the Practice of Compassion and features articles by Ekai Korematsu Osho and Jikishoan members. Read online now.

Next retreat: 19-29 August

Zen retreats are a wonderful opportunity to consolidate and deepen one’s practice.  The daily routine is structured around periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), oryoki (traditional meal practice), samu (work practice) and teisho (daily talks) by Ekai Osho. Personal interviews with Ekai Osho are also available. Click here for more information and to download the application form.

Myoju

The Autumn edition of Myoju is now available.

In this issue: Harry Laing sits with a friend; Annie Bolitho on Enku, the monk who carved 100,000 Buddhas; Karen Threlfall considers the common ant and Tony Crivelli shares his experience of India.

Annual Picnic photo

The Annual Picnic was a lot of fun and a wonderful opportunity to catch up with members and friends.

Annual Sangha Picnic 2015