Beginners Orientation

All are welcome to participate in orientations to Zen Buddhist practice. 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 Beginners orientation as well as attendance at either the next Beginners night or Dharma Café (which are held on alternate months). 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 Beginners 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 …

2018

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 15th
Contact: Janet Selby janetselby@bigpond.com
Beginners Night: Thursday 22nd with Paul Maloney, roshi

DECEMBER … this orientation is full, please book in for February 2019
Orientation: Thursday 13th
Contact: Brendon Stewart stewarts34@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th


2019 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
There isn’t an orientation this month

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 14th
Contact Janet Selby to book: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th

MARCH
Orientation:  Thursday 14th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 21st with Paul Maloney, roshi

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 11th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 16th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 23rd with Paul Maloney, roshi

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 13th
Contact Janet Selby: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 11th
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 18th with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher

AUGUST
Orientation: Thursday 8th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 12th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 19th with Paul Maloney, roshi

OCTOBER
Orientation: Thursday 10th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 7th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 14th with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher

DECEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 5th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 9th & Wednesday 11th

 

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
15/11/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/11/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/12/2018 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/02/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/03/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
11/04/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/05/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/06/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
11/07/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/08/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
12/09/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
10/10/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/11/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/12/2019 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Beginners Orientation 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/11/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/11/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/12/2018
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/02/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
14/03/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
11/04/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/05/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
13/06/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
11/07/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
08/08/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
12/09/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
10/10/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
07/11/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
05/12/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Beginners Orientation - at 251 Young Street, Annandale