Jikishoan, the name of our community, encapsulates it’s spirit: ‘Jiki’ means straightforward or direct; ‘sho’ means proof or satori; and ‘an’ means hut. The practice is the proof—there is no proof separate from that. The proof, satori or awakening does not come after you’ve finished—it is direct, here and now. 

Ekai Korematsu Osho is the Director and Abbott of Jikishoan and has practiced and taught Zen Buddhism in Japan, the USA and India for over 25 years. He trained with a number of teachers, including Ikko Narasaki Roshi, deputy Abbot of Eiheiji Temple in Japan, his Dharma transmission
teacher.

Ekai Korematsu Osho founded Friends of the Lotus – the International Zazen Network in 1996. In February 1998 he moved to Melbourne where he lives with his wife Deniz and sons Sunao and Shoan. Ekai Korematsu Osho is also Zen practice
instructor for Antioch University’s study program in India and Japan.

Ekai Korematsu Osho’s hard work in establishing Jikishoan in Australia, and ongoing dedication to sharing the Soto Zen Tradition with others, is deeply appreciated by the members and friends of Jikishoan.

In 2019, the building of Tokozan Jikishoan, Jikishoan’s home temple was completed and Ekai Korematsu was officially installed as Abbott by the Soto School of Japan.