Zen and Integrated Buddhist Studies Program
You are invited to participate in the Zen and Integrated Buddhist Studies program (IBS), which is entered it’s 12th year in 2020.
Usually a new student begins with Course A, enrolling in a term, or for an entire year. However, if you are already a member of Jikishoan or have previously been an IBS student, you may apply to enrol either formally, or informally as a nominal or non-credit student in Course A, B or C.
Join us for Sanzenkai (meditation) from 5:30-7:30pm on Sunday evenings at the Australian Shiatsu College, 105 Evans Street, Brunswick. The Sanzenkai program includes walking and sitting meditation (zazen), Sutra chanting, a tea ceremony and a Dharma talk.
On your first visit, please arrive by 5:15pm so our guest manager can give a brief introduction and instruction. Loose, comfortable clothing is recommended.
A donation for Sanzenkai may be made in the spirit of generosity.
You are welcome to join us after Sanzenkai for a vegetarian meal and informal chat with Jikishoan members and friends.
Sanzenkai is also held at the Footscray zendo from 7pm-9pm on Thursday evenings and includes zazen, kinhin, tea, Sutra chanting and a reading.
If you have any questions about Sanzenkai, please contact Jikishoan. Please note Sanzenkai is not held during retreat periods.
One Day Workshops
Our One Day Workshops are suitable for those looking for a sound introductory experience to Zen Buddhism and also experienced people, wanting to consolidate their practice. Workshops are held approximately six times per year.
Workshops consist of a general introduction to Buddhist meditation and instruction in zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation) and bowing practice.
Join us for an enjoyable day with a delicious vegetarian lunch provided. Apply online.
For more information, contact Katherine Yeo, Workshop Coordinator 0422 407 870 or e-mail email@example.com
Jikishoan holds three 7-day residential retreats each year. These retreats are combined with three 5-week online retreats held during March-April, July-August, and October-November. Retreats are led by Ekai Korematsu Osho, the main teacher.
Retreat practice includes daily zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), tea ceremony, Teisho (formal teaching) and Dokusan (a face to face interview with the teacher).
If you would like to speak with someone about Jikishoan retreats, please contact Margaret Lynch, Main Course C and Retreat Coordinator via email.