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Postponement of events and programs

Due to COVID-19, we have decided to postpone our events and programs. Please see our message on our Welcome page.

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 April 5, 2020 from 9am to 4pm. Read more.

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


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.

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.