Mondays 7.00 – 8.30 pm with Venerable Hōjun Futen.
These sessions are designed to support people’s regular practice and provide an opportunity for one-to-one guidance from a highly qualified teacher. The sessions include silent sitting meditation and walking meditation. All welcome. By donation (Suggested $15/$10 concession and subscribers).
Hōjun is a senior student of Zim’og Rinpoche and an ordained monk in the Vajrayana tradition, and formerly in the Sōtō Zen tradition. He works as the co-ordinator of Prison and Healthcare Chaplincy for the Buddhist Council of Victoria. After more than 25 years studying and practicing in the Theravadan and then Mahayana Zen tradition, Hōjun completed three years training in Japan to receive the rank of “osho” or high priest, the rank required to be an abbot of a Japanese Zen temple. In 2015 he then received the holy Lamdre teaching from H.H. Sakya Trizin and took Vajrayana monastic precepts. Hojun’s method is an acute synthesis of zen and calm abiding meditation (shamata), culminating from a wealth of experience.