Zen in Suburbia

In the back streets of a Fremantle suburb is a Rinzai Zen temple. Converted from a classic 1960's brick and tile house, the Zendo offers meditation, calligraphy, and kobudo.

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One of the two resident cats on a cushion - where it shouldn't be.

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Calligraphy, and the copying a sutras, is a part of the temple practice

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The zendo

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A buddha image in the temple garden

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The temple's stone garden, representing a river flowing into a sea

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The zendo

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The temple's bronze bell is not often struck, in deference to the neighbours

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Kobudo training, focussing mostly on the Japanese sword, is offered at the temple in combination with meditation

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Two kobudo students practice a form

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