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Deepening One’s Practice: 6 Week Workshop

This 6 week course is aimed at deepening one’s understanding of the Path of Zen, both its philosophical framework, its practices and embodying this understanding in our daily lives. The course is suitable for beginners who have done an orientation […]

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Summer 2016 Mind Moon Circle

The summer 2016 edition of the SZC quarterly journal Mind Moon Circle, edited by Philip Long, is now available to download as a PDF: Summer2016_MMC

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April-May 2017 Newsletter

The April-May 2017 newsletter is now available for download: SZC-Newsletter-April-May-2017

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Special Event: Tara Choying Lhamo at Annandale

On Thursday March 16 Tara Choying Lhamo will be joining us at the Zendo in Annandale to speak about her buddhist journey. Tara is a remarkable western dharma practitioner from Austria, who has been living in retreat for over twenty […]

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Autumn Sesshin: Applications now open

Application forms for the 2017 Autumn sesshin are now available. Please download here: szc-aut2017_interactive-application, autumn-2017-front

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Newsletter: February – March 2017

The February – March newsletter is now available for download: szc-newsletter-feb-mar-2017

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Mind Moon Circle: Spring 2016

The latest issue of the Sydney Zen Centre journal, Mind Moon Circle, is now available for download: spring2016_mmc

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SZC Schedule 2017

The 2017 schedule is now available for download: szc_schedule2017

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Mind Moon Circle – Winter 2016

The latest Mind Moon Circle, Zen and the Shadow, is available to download now: Winter2016_MMC

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Spring Sesshin: 23 – 28 September, 2016

Applications for Spring sesshin with Gilly Coote are now open. See brochure here:  Spring 2016 cover Download application form here: Spring 2016 Application form

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SZC Newsletter: August – September 2016

The latest SZC newsletter is now available for download: SZC-Newsletter-Aug-Sept-2016

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2016-2017 Membership Fees are Due

Membership fees are now due for the coming year. Our membership fees contribute to the rental of the Annandale zendo, the upkeep of Kodoji, financial support for the teachers, and the many other activities of the group. For existing members […]

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Winter Sesshin: 23-30 July 2016

Applications for the SZC winter sesshin, Sounds of Silence, are open now. The retreat runs from the 23rd until the 30th of July and will be lead by Paul Maloney Roshi, Jeff Ward and Patrick Kearney. Flyer: winter2016flyer Application Form:winter2016application-rev

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SZC Newsletter June-July 2016

The latest newsletter is now available for download here: szcnews.2016.issue3-3

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EVENT: Inter-Faith Conversation Evening

Join us on June 9 for an evening of conversation with people from other religious faiths. We’ve invited a panel of three people who declare their faiths; Muslim, Jewish and Christian. We’ve asked them to consider the question of ATTACHMENT. […]

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All In The Mind: Meditation meets neuroscience

ABC Radio National recently broadcast a program on the meditation and neuroscience weekend held at Kodoji in March 2016. Download the audio or read a transcription of the program here.

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Neuroscience & Meditation Weekend: March 12-13

There is a wonderful opportunity to be involved in a weekend with researchers and long term meditators at Kodoji. Dr Britta Biedermann, SZC member and researcher at Curtin Uni, WA describes the weekend like this: What questions would meditators like […]

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2016 Autumn Sesshin: 25th March – 1st April

Cultivating the Great Way of Compassion: Wisdom and Compassion are the two wings of the Buddha’s teachings. Sesshin is an opportunity to deepen our practice and embody the Bodhisattva Vows. We’ll explore ways to cultivate compassion for the Self, Others […]

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SZC Newsletter February – March 2016

The SZC newsletter for February – March 2016 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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Mind Moon Circle Spring/Summer 2015 Out Now!

The Spring-Summer 2015 Mind Moon Circle, edited by Stuart Solzberg, is now available. Download PDF.

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SZC Newsletter December 2015 – January 2016

The SZC newsletter for December 2015 – January 2016 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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2016 SZC Schedule

The SZC 2016 schedule is now available. Download it here.

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Rohatsu Sesshin

Rohatsu sesshin celebrates the Buddha’s awakening. The truth realised by the Buddha at that time is available to each and every one of us. All doubts are resolved! This moment outside of time is traditionally commemorated in time on the […]

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SZC Newsletter October – November 2015

The SZC newsletter for October – November 2015 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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AGM 18 October at 10am

The AGM for the Sydney Zen Centre will be held Sunday 18 October, 2015 starting with Zazen at 8.30 am. The meetings will start at 10am followed by a pot luck lunch. These meeting will be held at the Annandale […]

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SZC Newsletter August – September 2015

The SZC newsletter for August – September 2015 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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Spring Sesshin 2015

Sesshin is an invitation to leave the tumbling, noisy, incessant world behind. At Kodoji, in the valley of beauty and wilderness, practising in deep silence and letting go of ideas and preoccupations creates opportunities to wake up moment by moment […]

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Mind Moon Circle Autumn/Winter 2015 Out Now!

The latest edition of Mind Moon Circle is now out! Covering Autumn and Winter 2015, this issue looks at “Zen and the Vast Wilderness”. Edited by Michael Tierney, it contains plenty of Zen related stories from our teachers, and old […]

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Benefit Concert

Benefit concert for the Sydney Zen Centre with Shakuhachi master Dr. Riley Lee in association with the Sydney Sacred Music Festival’ – www.sydneysacredmusicfestival.org The concert will be held in the Mosman Art Gallery on the afternoon of September 6 starting […]

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2015 Intensive Practice Period

Sydney Zen Centre and Guanyin Sangha Ashfield have organised an intensive practice period which will be followed by a weekend Zazenkai. The practice period starts Monday the 6th of July, and runs through till Sunday the 19th of July. The […]

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SZC Newsletter June – July 2015

The SZC newsletter for June – July 2015 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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Membership Fee updates, 2015 – 2016

After the May board meeting it was decided that Membership fees for Sydney residents have been increased  to $430 and for people living away from the city and those without  full time work $320. These changes will come in to […]

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2015 Winter Sesshin Cancelled

It is with much regret that the 2015 Winter Sesshin has cancelled due to low numbers. Please see our 2015 schedule for further opportunities to practice with us.

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Research Presentation – Effects of Meditation

On May, the 28th (Thursday), 7 30pm at 251 Young St, Annandale, Britta Biedermann (SZC member) and her fellow researchers (a good mix from Macquarie University, University of Western Sydney and Sydney University) will present results of their work about […]

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2015 Sounds of Silence Zen Sesshin

The Sounds of Silence Zen Sesshin with Paul Maloney Roshi and Jeff Ward runs from 5th – 11th June 2015. This sesshin will be held at Kodoji, or Ancient Ground Temple, and combine sitting meditation (zazen), walking meditation (kinhin), private […]

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Photos from Maggie Gluek Roshi’s Transmission Ceremony

On Saturday the 11th of April, Maggie Gluek was given transmission by Subhana Barzaghi Roshi at a ceremony that took place at Kodoji. Here are some pictures from the day, taken by Lee Nutter.

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SZC Newsletter April – May 2015

The SZC newsletter for April – May 2015 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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Japan, Australian Perspectives

Japan : Australian Perspectives is a group show that Mark Stiles is curating that will present the work of seven Australian architects and designers who acknowledge an aesthetic debt to Japan. Tony Coote will take part because of his longstanding […]

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Introduction to Zen Meditation – March 2015

Introduction to Zen Meditation with Paul Maloney Roshi runs from 1pm-4pm on Saturday, 28th of March, 2015. The following topics will be covered: Sitting and walking meditation Shikantaza and Koan practice Maintaining practice in daily life Buddhism and Zen The […]

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SZC Newsletter February – March 2015

The SZC newsletter for February – March 2015 is now available for download. With words from the teacher, reports from recent retreats, and information about upcoming events. Download your copy now!

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2015 Autumn Sesshin


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