About Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community Inc
Welcome to Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community.
Jikishoan is a growing community of people studying and practising Soto Zen Buddhism under the guidance of Zen Master Ekai Korematsu Osho.
Ekai Korematsu Osho, Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community
Ekai Osho is the Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community and the principal teacher of all courses and workshops. He has practised and taught Zen Buddhism in Japan, the USA and for over 30 years, and in Australia since 1999.
Jikishoan runs a range of programs throughout the year, which are conducted in the spirit of Bendoho â€“ the original way of practice as prescribed by Dogen Zenji in the 13th Century.
Jikishoan holds a number of residential retreats each year, with resident teacher and Abbott Ekai Korematsu Osho. These seven-day retreats provide a period of concentrated Zen practice, conducted mostly in silence.
The daily routine is structured around periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), oryoki (traditional meal practice), samu (work practice) and teisho (daily talks) by Ekai Osho. Personal interviews with Ekai Osho are also available.
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.