Zen Jinshin Energy Healing

Zen Jinshin Energy Healing

Please email bluecliffzen@gmail.com to learn more about individual Zen Jinshin sessions. We offer home visits or sessions at our Zen center. We occasionally offer seasonal workshops.


Zen Jinshin is an energy practice that releases tension and blockages in the energy meridians of the body and harmonizes their jitsusflow. Many energy lines run through your body and each supplies its area with the necessary energy and vitality. These meridians connect to your organs too and facilitate the transfer of energy between them. Each organ is closely associated with certain emotions so that, for example, aiding and releasing tension in the kidney and bladder channels helps you to release fear and lack of motivation while bringing more courage, inner strength, will power, and grounded-ness into your life (signs of strong, healthy kidneys/bladder). The kidneys and bladder are traditionally seen as the organs of the winter time.

Resistance in the meridian lines affects our health and well-being and can lead to illness over time if they stay blocked. Freeing these blockages makes us feel lighter, healthier, and happier.

Shinkai learned the practice of Zen Jinshin from Daizan Roshi while living at Gyokuryuji Temple in Japan and while staying with Zenways in the United Kingdom. It came down to us through Daizan’s Soto Zen lineage side. It is based on the East Asian energy meridian system and has been used in one form or another at Zen temples for many years. Although helpful across the board, it is especially effective for people with an ongoing yoga or meditation practice. Opening your meridian lines lets you go deeper with your spiritual practice. It’s effective at freeing up un-dealt with feelings, physical tensions, and memories that lie beneath the surface of conscious awareness. It is important to go slowly and gently with this work. It is by no means a substitute for medical treatment. Please check with your doctor about whether this practice might be right for you.


What you’ll get out of a Zen Jinshin workshop:

  • a solid foundation in what Zen Jinshin is

  • practice using the flow sequences to release seasonal meridian lines

  • if appropriate for you, direction with continuing this sequence on yourself at home as a meditation and energy practice


    Zen Jinshin Workshop in the fall in Eugene, Oregon. Offered by Shinkai with Blue Cliff Zen Center

    Zen Jinshin Workshop in the fall in Eugene, Oregon. Offered by Shinkai with Blue Cliff Zen Center

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