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.
One of the two resident cats on a cushion - where it shouldn't be.
Calligraphy, and the copying a sutras, is a part of the temple practice
A buddha image in the temple garden
The temple's stone garden, representing a river flowing into a sea
The temple's bronze bell is not often struck, in deference to the neighbours
Kobudo training, focussing mostly on the Japanese sword, is offered at the temple in combination with meditation
Two kobudo students practice a form