June 29, 2020

Winter Sesshin at Jizoan is : Saturday July 11 - Tuesday July 14.

We are now open to booking if you have already established a practice at the temple. If you have never been here before you will need to introduce yourself and develop some sitting time before regis...

February 12, 2020

On Saturday February 22 our next Zazenkai will take place from 7am to 2pm.

Zazenkai allows you to deepen your Zen training beyond a meditation group and experience Sangha community through: 

zazen (sitting meditation), samu (work activt...

December 9, 2019

In this notice

  • Kosseshin

  • Taichi

  • New Years' 

Rohatsu December Kosesshin December 21 -24

Beginning 10am on the 21st and ending 4pm on the 24th 

Please contact for further details or to register.

Taichi Taikyokuken

EVERY Wednesday at Steven leads a twent...

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...

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...

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...

December 3, 2017

The annual Rohatsu Kosesshin will take place from Saturday the 16th of December this Year. The Kosseshin is a a Four day intensive training period.

If you have already sat with us or another bonefide Zen group and wish to join, please contact us from the main website co...

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