Zen Jinshin Energy Healing

Zen Jinshin Energy Healing

Winter Zen Jinshin Workshop at SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon. Offered by Shinkai with Blue Cliff Zen Center


Individual sessions: email office@bluecliffzen.org to schedule a Zen jinshin session. They are 90 minutes and include a check-in/wrap-out. We do home visits and sessions at our Zen center.

Further study and training: please stay tuned


Winter Zen Jinshin Workshop (focusing on the Kidneys and Bladder lines)

Date: Friday, February 22 from 6-8pm

Place: SomaSpace in Portland, Oregon

Cost: $25

Register: send an email to bluecliffzen@gmail.com to reserve your space (please enter the subject “Zen Jinshin Worshop”) or arrive early on the day.

Questions: contact the above email or call 541-543-5049


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 this practice from one of his teachers while living at Gyokuryuji Temple in Japan. It is based on the East Asian energy meridian system and has been used in one form or another at Zen temples for hundreds of 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 yoga/meditation practice. It’s extremely good at freeing up un-dealt with feelings, physical tensions, and memories that lie beneath the surface of conscious awareness.


What you’ll get out of the Winter Zen Jinshin workshop:

  • a solid foundation in what Zen Jinshin is

  • practice using the flow sequences to release the kidneys and bladder lines

  • direction with continuing this Zen Jinshin sequence at home as a meditation 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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