Newcomers Orientation

MEASURES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19:

The Board and teachers have decided to reorganise some activities, and offer others online for the next few months, to minimise the risk of COVID 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha.

The Annandale zendo will open for Orientations from Tuesday 28th July. You can join our regular online meditation sessions, after orientation, on Monday and Wednesday evenings. Details about who to contact to register below. There is a $20 fee which can be paid directly to our bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number: 1013 7103. Please tag with your name, and the word “Orientation”

The Board wishes you all a safe time ahead. And in this time of uncertainty we recommend you maintain your practice and remember to breathe and stay connected.

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All are welcome to participate in orientations to Zen Buddhist practice. Orientations are held once a month on Tuesdays or Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm. There will be instructions about sitting and walking meditation; as well as some information about Zen philosophy and rituals. Please wear loose dark, preferably black, loose clothing.

There is a cost of $20, which entitles you to the Newcomers Orientation as well as attendance at either the next Beginners night or Dharma Café (which are held on alternate months). This is payable by cash only on the Orientation night (exact money please…we have no change).  The orientation will be conducted by a senior Zen student who will give you information about our practice, rituals and philosophy. This is an essential step before you sit with the broader sangha. The Beginners night and Dharma Café (in the next week) are opportunities 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 Newcomers Orientation and the Beginners Night/Dharma Café is a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey.

Orientations take place only by appointment, so if you wish to attend an orientation you will need to email the person listed as the contact for the date you would like to attend below. Once you have booked please confirm by email a few days before the orientation. You don’t need to book in now to a Beginners night or Dharma Café  – the person orientating you will make the booking for you. Looking forward to meeting you …

 

2020 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
There isn’t an orientation this month

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 6th
Contact Janet Selby to book: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 10th & Wednesday 12th

MARCH
Orientation:  Tuesday 3rd 
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Tuesday 10th with Maggie Gluek, roshi

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 23rd
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Via Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 7th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Via Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 4th, via Zoom
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Wednesday 10th – join our Zoom meditation with a teacher and sangha
Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 2nd, via Zoom
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com 
Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th – join our Zoom meditation with teachers and sangha
Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 28th July – at Annandale
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 3rd & Wednesday 5th – via Zoom

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 3rd – at Annandale
Contact  Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 10th – via Zoom

OCTOBER
Orientation: Thursday 8th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Dharma Cafe: Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 5th
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 12th with

DECEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 26th November
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe:  Monday 30th Nov & Wednesday 2nd Dec

 

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
06/02/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/02/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
03/03/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
23/04/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/05/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/06/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
02/07/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
30/07/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
03/09/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
01/10/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/11/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
26/11/2020 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/02/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/02/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
03/03/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
23/04/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/05/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/06/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
02/07/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
30/07/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
03/09/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
01/10/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/11/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
26/11/2020
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale