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Myoju out now

Issue 72 of Myoju is now available online.

In this edition:

  • A picture of a rice cake | Ekai Korematsu Osho
  • Make yourself a light | Murakami Tokuson Roshi
  • Making visible the ineffable | Esho Shugetsu Sensei
  • Of cats and thoughts | Rev. Zuiko Redding
  • On becoming Shuso | Jonen Christine Maingard


Next One Day Workshop

One Day Workshops provide a wonderful opportunity to learn the forms of zen practice. Join us for our next Workshop on August 5 from 9am to 4pm. Read more.

No Sanzenkai this Sunday 29 April

Due to Foundation Day, our 19th Anniversary, this coming Sunday 29 April, there will be no Sunday Sanzenkai. Sunday Sanzenkai will resume the following Sunday. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Annual Sangha Picnic 4 March 2018

You are warmly invited to attend the Annual Sangha Picnic on Sunday 4 March 2018.  See the invitation (also below) for more information. Please note that due to the picnic, Sanzenkai will not be held that evening.

No Sanzenkai tonight

Due to our annual November Zen retreat, there will be no Sanzenkai tonight (Thursday 23 November) in Footscray. Apologies for any inconvenience.


No Sanzenkai 19 November

Please note that due to the November retreat, there will be no Sanzenkai on Sunday 19 November. Sanzenkai will resume as normal the following week.

Zen Retreat November 2017

Our understanding of Buddhism is not just an intellectual understanding. True understanding is actual practice itself. – Shunryu Suzuki

Our next retreat will be held from November 17 to 24 and is a wonderful opportunity for practice. See our Retreats page for more information and to enrol online.

November Retreat

Applications are now open for the November retreat (17-24). For more information and to apply online, see our Retreats page.

Annual General Meeting

Sunday 10 September 2017, 7pm. Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community Inc. is holding its 19th Annual General Meeting immediately after the Sunday Sanzenkai Service.  Members, IBS Students and Friends are warmly invited to attend. Dinner will be Potluck – please bring a plate of food to share. For further information, contact Christine Maingard, Secretary, Committee of Management – 0430 599 430 or email christinemaingard @

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.