October 22, 2019

On Saturday October 26 our next half day Zazenkai will take place from 7am to 1pm.

Zazenkai allows you to deepen your Zen training as community, beyond a meditation group and experience Sangha community through: zazen (sitting meditation), samu (work) and...

October 4, 2019

Begining at 7am and ending 7pm 

Zazen and Sanzen through out the day lunch included as usual (traditional Zen Shojin Ryori style Vegan).

Anyone is welcome and encouraged for long Zazenkai: beginners and the experienced. Please write back with any questions or expressions...

September 22, 2019

We often hear the question at the Zendo, 'who am I bowing to?' and variations of such as why?, what?, etc.

OK to give some examples of what we are talking about When we enter the Zendo, and move to the zafu to do zazen, we put our hands together under our chins, we use...

August 9, 2019

The monthly zazenkai affords an opportunity to extend Zen training beyond just an hour and a half and taste other aspects of Zen 

Zazenkai includes the following activity during the morning;

zazen (sitting meditation), samu (temple work) and Vegan Shojin Ryori (temple me...

July 3, 2019

What is a Kosesshin? 

Kosesshin is an intensive training period, not a retreat. When people usually think of a retreat in Western Wellness/Mindfulness industry they usually think of going somewhere to chill. A retreat is like a trendy holiday, a sesshin is not. It's an...

April 15, 2019

You are invited to attend one of Jizoan's twice annual days of Long Zazenkai next Saturday from 7am until 7pm. The day is a serious opportunity to deepen your practice in the traditional manner of silent retreat. 

It involves many sittings of zazen, opportunities f...

February 20, 2019

I'll quote Shibayama Roshi's translation of a famous koan here from the Record of Baso, found in his Teisho on the Koan 'Mind is Buddha' page 214 of the The Gateless Barrier*,  but before I do, I'll reiterate, that Koans are not parables, but training tools, take notic...

February 11, 2019

Hi everyone.

Weekly Zazenkai 

Thursday evening for beginners continues. Which includes zazen instruction, a dharma talk and tea, and opportunity for advanced Zen training.

Monthly Saturday half day Zazenkai

3rd weekend in every month. A gentle introduction for beginning s...

March 6, 2018

Zen Life as Meaning for you life

Some of the Zendo talks or Teisho are Podcast through Youtube, so this gives some of you a chance to catch up and be part of the community. But do if you can come along, sit, join in sanzen. There is a very ra...

January 22, 2018


If you're not already up on it, we post a talk to Youtube every couple of weeks, not every talk goes up, but quite a few, plus a couple of others. At the moment you can expect that most are recordings of Teisho lectures on Zen and how o live, while others...

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