Photos from Reverend Kongo's visit to Vancouver West Aikikai, November 7, 2011

Reverend Jiho Kongo (a Rinzai Zen priest and an international Zen teacher) from Syogangi Temple in Oita Prefecture, Japan, runs an international Zen retreat (training centre) at his temple, where students learn to do zen meditation, farming, organic and natural cooking, and other things in a huge temple compound near the ocean. Kongo Sensei gave a talk on Zen Buddhism. He is an old friend of Ishiyama Sensei since 1979 and Kawahara Sensei since the early 1980s. He used to come to B.C. Aikido summer camps and teach Zen. Kongo Sensei lived in Victoria for two years teaching Zen. His Zen retreat website is: