Newcomers Orientation

All are welcome to participate in our orientations which are a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey.

Come along on Tuesdays once a month from 7pm to 8.30pm to 251 Young Street, Annandale (see schedule below).  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, clothing. It is better not to wear tight fitting jeans or belts to ensure circulation of blood in your legs. When sitting with the group avoid wearing revealing or patterned clothing, perfume and noticeable jewellery, so there are no distractions from your meditation practice.

Orientations take place by appointment only, so if you wish to attend you will need to email the person whose name is down for your preferred night (below). Once you have booked please confirm by email a few days before the orientation. You can join our regular meditation sessions at Annandale, or via Zoom (after orientation) on Monday, Wednesday or Thursday evenings.

When booking in please send your certification of double vaccination status and please bring a mask.

There is a $20 fee which covers the orientation and another evening of meditation with the sangha. This sum can be paid directly to our bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number: 1013 7103. Please tag with your name, and the word “Orientation”.

We’re looking forward to meeting you …

 

2022 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
No Orientation

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Tuesday 8th – via Zoom
Contact: Alex Budlevskis alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th

MARCH
Orientation: Tuesday 8th 
Contact: Stephen Crump stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Dharma Cafe: Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th

APRIL
Orientation: Tuesday 12th
Contact: Brendon Stewart stewarts34@bigpond.com
Mediation Nights: Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th

MAY
Orientation: Tuesday 10th
Contact: Aeveen Kirby & Zoe Thurner zoethurner2015@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 16th & Wednesday 18th

JUNE
Orientation: Tuesday 7th
Contact: Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 23rd

JULY
Orientation: Tuesday 12th
Contact: Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 11th & Wednesday 13th

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 2nd
Contact : Sue Bidwell to book:  sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th, Monday 8th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 6th
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 4th
Contact: tba
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th Monday

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 1st
Contact: tba
Dharma Cafe: Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th

DECEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 29th November
Contact: Julie Robinson & Kim Bagot kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 30th Nov, Thursday 1st Dec, Monday 5th Dec

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
14/12/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/12/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/02/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/03/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
12/04/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
10/05/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/06/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/07/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
02/08/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/09/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/10/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
01/11/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
29/11/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/12/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/12/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/02/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/03/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
12/04/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
10/05/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/06/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/07/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
02/08/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/09/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/10/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
01/11/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
29/11/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale