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No Sanzenkai Sunday 12 May

We are celebrating our 20th anniversary on the morning on Sunday 12 May, so Sanzenkai will not be held that evening. Apologies for any inconvenience.

Myoju March 2019

The theme of this issue is Impermanence as Possibility.

Inside this issue:

Three minds of Zen by Ekai Korematsu Osho; What Mushrooms Can Teach Us by James Watt; What’s Missing by Jay Strauss; Sangha Dana in the Word of Impermanence by Shona Innes; Guinea Pig Zen by Michael Colton; Moving to Hobart by Ann Alexander; Concrete Buddha by BUDDHA Peter Schreiner; A Morning of Unexpectation by Lachlan McNeish; Shogoin News by Shudo Hannah Sensei; and Soto Kitchen by Karen Threlfall.

Myoju, December 2018

The last edition for 2018 is available on our Myoju page.

In his dharma talk in this issue, Ekai Osho uses a beautiful
metaphor of weaving to describe our way, as a dynamic
interplay between monastic and lay practice. As the weft,
we weave our lives around the verticality and strength of
the lineage – the warp – in a dynamic and endless return
to source. The cloth that we make is the community of
Jikishoan, one that we hope is both ‘pretty and useful’, to
us and all those we serve.

Jessica Zuiho Cummins

Myoju, September 2018

The September 2018 edition of Myoju is out now.  In this edition:

  • You need a pot to grow a seed, by Ekai Korematsu Osho.
  • Zendo practice, formal practice, by Teishin Shona Innes.
  • Jikido facing out, by Tony Crivelli.
  • Sangha news: Ordination at Toshoji; Shogoin Naming; Searching for the moon; Jikishoan Funeral Guidelines and Sutra book burning.


Annual General Meeting

Our next Annual General Meeting will be held on Sunday 9 September 2017 at 7pm, 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 Irwin Rothman, Secretary, Committee of Management.

No Sanzenkai 23, 26 and 30 August

Due to the Zen Retreat taking place from 24 to 31 August, Sanzenkai will not take place on Thursday 23, Sunday 26 and Thursday 30 August. Sanzenkai will resume the following week. Apologies for any inconvenience.

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.

Interruption to Sanzenkai program

Due to our annual Easter retreat, there will be an interruption to our regular Sanzenkai program. Sanzenkai will not occur on the following dates:

  • Thursday 29 March
  • Sunday 1 April
  • Thursday 5 April

Sanzenkai will resume the following Sunday 8 April and Thursday 12 April.