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December 2017

One Day Workshop

December 3, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

Our next One Day Workshop is on 3 December, from 9am – 4pm. This workshop provides an introduction to zen practice. Suitable for beginners and also experienced practitioners. Join us for an enjoyable day with a delicious vegetarian lunch provided. One Day Workshops are held in Footscray. The address will be provided upon enrolment. Apply online.  For more information, see the One Day Workshop page or contact Katherine Yeo, Workshop Coordinator 0422 407 870 or e-mail

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December 30, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

We invite you to take part in Osoji practice (Zendo cleaning) at Chatham St Zendo. Osoji will be held from 4 – 6pm on Saturday 30th December. Osoji is held to freshen up the zendo in readiness for Jikishoan’s activities in the New Year. Everything is taken out, cleaned and put back. By the time we finish the zendo gleams – in readiness for the zazen practice on the following evening. Please let to Hannah know if you will be…

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New Years Eve Zazen 2017

December 31, 2017 @ 8:30 pm - January 1, 2018 @ 1:00 am

New Years Eve Zazen starts at 8:30pm on Sunday 31st December at Chatham St Zendo, Footscray. We will start with a period of zazen, then share some green tea. After that we will sit continuously until midnight, with participants going outside when they choose to do kinhin. Leading up to midnight there will be 108 strikes of the zendo bell, and as midnight sounds we welcome the New Year by chanting the Heart Sutra. There will be a small party…

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March 2018

Annual Sangha Picnic 2018

March 4, 2018 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm

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.

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April 2018

Jikishoan’s 19th Anniversary

April 29, 2018 @ 8:45 am - 5:00 pm
Australian Shiatsu College, 103 Evans Street
Brunswick, Victoria Australia
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We will be celebrating JIkishoan's 19th Anniversary on 29th April and we warmly invite to you to attend and participate in the day's activities. Venue: Australian Shiatsu College - 103 Evans Street, Brunswick, VIC. If you are not able to be there for the whole day please feel free to attend whenever you can. Sanzen-kai will be in the morning (No Sanzen-kai at night) and after lunch there will be Entertainment and then the Head Student Ceremony at 3pm. We…

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January 2019

Sunday Meditation (Sanzenkai )

January 6, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - January 20, 2019 @ 7:30 pm

Commencing on January 6th there will be three Sunday meditation (sanzenkai) sessions, leading up to Bansan on 27 January.

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