Newcomers Orientation

All are welcome to participate in our orientations which are a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey. For January 2021 the orientation is on Zoom. We will return to the zendo when the Covid situation eases.

Come along on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm once a month 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 an orientation 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.

To restrict the spread of Covid 19 these are the Conditions of Entry to the zendo. Wearing a mask is advised.

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”.

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.

We’re looking forward to meeting you …

2021 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
Orientation: via Zoom – Tuesday 19th
Contact Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
In the meantime please come to ‘Kickstart your Practice

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Tuesday 16th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book: kimballb7@gmail.com 
Dharma Cafe: Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th

MARCH
Orientation: Tuesday 23rd 
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book:  kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation nights: Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Monday 29th

APRIL
Orientation: Tuesday 20th
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th April

MAY
Orientation: Tuesday 18th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Meditation night: Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Monday 24th

JUNE
Orientation: Tuesday 22nd
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Wednesday 23rd

JULY
Orientation: Tuesday 13th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Meditation nights: Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th & Monday 19th

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 17th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 23rd & Wednesday 25th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 14th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Meditation night: Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Monday 120th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 5th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 9th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Meditation night: Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Monday 15th

DECEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 14th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
19/01/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/02/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
23/03/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/04/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/05/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/06/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/07/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/08/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/09/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/10/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Newcomers Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
09/11/2021 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
19/01/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/02/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
23/03/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/04/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/05/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
22/06/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/07/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/08/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/09/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/10/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Newcomers Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
09/11/2021
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