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EkiZen: Shinnyo-ji Sangha Newsletter

Journal about the Sangha life. Thoughts, poems, pictures and compositions: evolving realities of the Zen practicants in the infinite shades of life.

EkiZen n. 25

Winter 2015

Available in PDF. The Rohatsu Special featuring the Sanbo-kie and Shukke Tokudo Ordinations. Further in this edition: The General Audience at the Vatican, a conference by Prof. Tollini, a Seminar on Nature and the Buddha’s Relics Exhibition in Florence.




EkiZen n. 24

Autumn 2015

Available in PDF. In this edition: articles on Azuma DochoRoshi’s trip to Taiwan, published in the Japanese press. Shinnyoji’s Hymm on the Daijojii Dayori newsletter, more you notes for the Yakata Jizō ceremony and numerous testimonies of our Practice.




EkiZen n. 23

Summer 2015

Also available in PDF. In this edition: Master Iten Shinnyo’s trip to Taiwan. Inauguration of the Yakata Jizō Shrine. Celebrations for the 6th Anniversary of the permanent seat of Shinnyoji. The Mayor of Kyoto visits Shinnyoji, and numerous testimonies of our Practice.




EkiZen n. 22

Spring 2015

Also available in PDF. In this edition: the arrival at Shinnyoji of a statue of Jizō and a Hokora Shrine, a gift from Mibudera Temple in Kyōtō. Furthermore, the translation of the “Ehiehi Shingi–Dogen’s Pure Standards for the Zen Community”, the start of the calligraphy course Shinnyoji’s Hymm and numerous testimonies of our Practice.




EkiZen n. 21

Winter 2014

Also available in PDF. In this edition: the Rohatsu Vigil. Furthermore: Rev. Shinnyo Roshi’s pilgrimage to China retracing the footsteps of Ganjin Wajō, the conference by prof. Aldo Tollini at the "Sakka Ten" International Congress on Art, Culture and Bonsai, in Florence and Rev. Matsuura Shunkai Kanshu, Abbot of Mibudera Temple in Kyoto, who restored and donated to Shinnyoji an ancient base for the statue of Ganjin Wajō.




EkiZen n. 20

Autumn 2014

Also available in PDF. In this edition: report on the ceremony of Shukke Tokudō, monk ordination, Zaike Tokudō, Bodhisattva ordination and Sanbō-kie, taking Refuge in the Three Treasures. Furthermore: Kusen by the Rev. Nakano Ryōkyō, Gōdō Roshi of Daijoji, numerous contributions by our Sangha and details of Shinnyoji’s activities like the conference by Prof. Hiroo Nakajima and the calligraphy lesson by Masters Paola Billi and Nicola Piccioli.




EkiZen n. 18

Spring 2014

Also available in PDF. Found in this number are reports on: the Celebrations for Nehan, the Commemorative service to mark the third anniversary of the earthquake that struck Eastern Japan, the Sho-do calligraphy lessons, and the first lesson on Kesa sewing by Rev. Emanuela Dosan Losi.




EkiZen n. 17

Winter 2013

Also available in PDF. Found in this number is a special report on the 2013 Rohatsu celebrations and the Sanbokie and Jukai Ordination Ceremony.




EkiZen n. 16

Autumn 2013

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EkiZen n. 15

Summer 2013

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EkiZen n. 14

Spring 2013

Found in this number the Message from Rev. Saichi Sasaki, President of Sōtōshū, To Sōtō Zen Temples and Centers around the World,on the occasion of The Second Anniversary of the "The Great East Japan Earthquake".
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EkiZen n. 13

Winter 2012

Found in this number is the excerpt of a series of conferences held by Reverend Ryushin Azuma Roshi, 72th Abbot of Daijo-ji, in various Zen Centers in America at the time when he was the Provost of the Women's University for Buddhist Studies in Komazawa. The attachment is in Japanese and English, the Italian translation is available on our Newsletter.
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EkiZen n. 12

Autumn 2012

Found in this number are some pages of the Daijō-ji Dayori and of the local chronicle of a Kyoto newspaper about the Ceremony of Fire, followed by a firework display, the original publication is also found so it can be read in original language.
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EkiZen n. 11

Summer 2012

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Rohatsu Vigil

Ekizen Monograph n. 4

Rohatsu Vigil, December 7th-8th 2011. Collection of photographs and testimonials.
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EkiZen n. 9

Winter 2011








EkiZen n. 4

Fall 2010

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you can download here the program to view pdf file.