SHUSHOGI: What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment- with Ekai Korematsu Roshi

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SHUSHOGI: What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment- with Ekai Korematsu Roshi

July 9 @ 7:30 pm - July 30 @ 7:30 pm


SHUSHOGI: What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment


with Abbot of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community, Ekai Korematsu Roshi

ONLINE via Zoom or at E-Vam Institute* – Friday July 9,16, 23 and 30 @ 7:30pm

* The Friday 23rd session will be held online & not in person (due to current COVID restrictions).

Continuing the annual tradition as requested by Traleg Kyabgon Rinpoche IX, E-Vam Institute is proud to present Ekai Korematsu Roshi. Ekia Roshi will teach on the Shōbōgenzō by the Great Master Eihei Dogen. This series draws from the Shushō-gi and considers “What is Truly Meant by Training and Enlightenment.”

This course is open to new and experienced participants alike.

Impermanence offers no permanent succour.

On what weeds by the road-side will the dew of our life fall?

At this very minute this body is not my own.

Life, which is controlled by time, never ceases even for an instant;

Youth vanishes forever once it is gone:

It is impossible to bring back the past when one suddenly comes face to face with impermanence

And it is impossible to look for assistance from kings, statesmen, relatives, servants, wife or children, let alone wealth and treasure.

The kingdom of death must be entered by oneself alone with nothing for company but our own good and bad karma.

Ekai Korematsu Roshi is the main teacher and Director of Jikishoan’s “Zen and Integrated Buddhist Studies” Program. Born in Japan in 1948, he studied humanities and Buddhism in Denmark, USA and Japan. He was ordained as a monk by Kobun Chino Roshi at Haiku Zendo, Los ALtos in 1976. He received dhamma transmission from Ikko Narasaki Roshi at Zuioji Monastery in 1986. His formal training was twelve years in three monasteries; Eiheiji, Zuioji and Shogoji. His Buddhist education is through Soto Zen Buddhism. Ekai Roshi has been serving as Abbot and Resident Teacher of Jikishoan Zen Buddhist Community in Melbourne since its inception in 1999.


At this time, we want to ensure that everyone has the same access, regardless of financial position. You can apply for our Dharma Dana fund to attend at a reduced cost here: https://forms.gle/X74YWgoa1p4sD7eUA


July 9 @ 7:30 pm
July 30 @ 7:30 pm


Online and at E-Vam Institute
673 Lygon St
Princes Hill, Victoria 3054 Australia
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(61 3) 9387 0422