Beginners Night

The Beginners Night is held a week after the Beginners Orientation and is an opportunity to ask questions and enter into a discussion about Zen practice in daily life, with Sydney Zen Centre members and a teacher. The combination of the Beginners Orientation evening and the Beginners Night/Dharma Café is a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey.

Beginners Nights are only for people who have attended Beginners Orientation. Find out more about Beginners Orientation dates and how to book to attend here.

There isn’t an Orientation or Beginners Night in December 2017, so we look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
25/01/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young Street, Annandale
25/01/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/03/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young Street, Annandale
24/05/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/07/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney 251 Young Street, Annandale
27/09/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/11/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney 251 Young Street, Annandale
25/01/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
25/01/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/03/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
24/05/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/07/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
27/09/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/11/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at 251 Young Street, Annandale

Allan Marett was appointed an apprentice teacher in the Diamond Sangha in 2011. He has co-taught sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi, Paul Maloney and Maggie Gluek. He also offers dokusan at Annandale from time to time and gives dharma talks at zazenkai. He also hosts a regular early morning sitting group at his home in Ashfield. Allan began his formal Zen training under Yamada Koun Roshi in 1976. Shortly after the establishment of the SZC, he became a student of Robert Aitken. Subsequently he has studied with John Tarrant, Subhana Barzaghi and other Diamond Sangha teachers. He has a particular interest in pilgrimage and regularly walks the Henro pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan. In 2007, Allan retired from the post of Professor of Musicology at the University of Sydney, where apart from a period as Professor of Music at the University of Hong Kong in the 1990s, he had taught since 1978. His areas of academic interest include Sino-Japanese music history, Australian Aboriginal music and Japanese Noh theatre.