COVID-19: Plan for 18 March – 17 April

CoM264 resolution 17 March 2020

Due to concern for the wellbeing of all who meet, practice and lead events at Jikishoan, the 21st Committee of Management (CoM) has come up with the following plan, for the month of 18 March to 17 April, that we hope will be helpful for all involved.

IBS: MCA, MCB and MCC/Retreat #63
MC-A classes and One Day Workshop for 5 April, MC-B Sanzen-kai (Thurs, Sunday) will be suspended with immediate effect.
Retreat #63 will be cancelled and deposit already paid will be credited to future retreats or other IBS activities.




Jikishoan is a growing community of people studying and practising Soto Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Zen Master Ekai Korematsu Osho.

Ekai Osho is the Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community and the principal teacher of all courses and workshops. He has practised and taught Zen Buddhism in Japan, the USA and India for over 30 years, and in Australia since 1999.

Jikishoan runs a range of programs throughout the year, which are conducted in the spirit of Bendoho – the original way of practice as prescribed by Dogen Zenji in the 13th Century.

Jikishoan is located in Melbourne, Australia.

Newcomers with an interest in Zen meditation and practice in daily life are always welcome.



If you have any queries, please contact Shona Innes.