Meditation

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and Tuesday mornings we offer seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism.

We offer zazen at the Annandale zendo every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.
Zoom zazen is offered Tuesday mornings (6.55am – 7.30am), and Thursday evenings (6.50pm – 8.30pm).

Covid safety measures for attendance at Annandale: Wearing a mask is optional in the dojo and at the teacher’s discretion when going to dokusan.

There will be no sitting at our city zendo in Annandale on public holidays or when sesshins (retreats) are being held at our bush zendo, Kodoji (Autumn and Spring). When there is a non-residential retreat at Annandale (Winter and Rohatsu) there will be no regular Monday night sitting there, but everyone is welcomed to book into the evening block.

If you are a non-member and attend our sitting group at Annandale the fee is $10. If you are a non-member participating in our on-line meditation program, we request a facility fee of $5.  You can pay by cash at the zendo or directly into our bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number 1013 7103. Please tag the payment with your name and the letters “FF”.

If you are a newcomer and interested in attending our weekly meditation evenings, we ask that you undertake an orientation first. This provides simple instructions about sitting and walking meditation, as well as general information about Zen philosophy and rituals. Find out more about our orientation schedule here.

This is our teachers’ schedule for the next couple of months:

2024

 

JULY
Mon 1: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 3: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 4: Zoom with Jane or Peter

Mon 8: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 10: Annandale with Will
Thurs 11: Zoom with Peter or Jane

Mon 15: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 17: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 18: Zoom with Jane or Peter

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 22: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 24: Annandale with Will
Thurs 25: Zoom with Peter or Jane

Mon 29: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 31: Annandale with Gilly

AUGUST
Thurs 1: Zoom with Jane

Mon 5: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 7: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 8: Zoom with Jane

Mon 12: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 14: Annandale with Will
Thurs 15: Zoom with Peter

Full Moon Precept ceremonies: Not killing
Mon 19: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 21: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 22: Zoom with Jane

Mon 26: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 28: Annandale with Will
Thurs 29: Zoom with Peter

Mon 30: Annandale with Subhana

SEPTEMBER
Wed 4: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 5: Zoom with

Mon 9: Annandale with
Wed 11: Annandale with Will
Thurs 12: Zoom with

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 16: Annandale with
Wed 18: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 19: Zoom with

Mon 23: Annandale with
Wed 25: Annandale with Will
Thurs 26: Zoom with

Mon 30: Annandale with

OCTOBER
Wed 2: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 3: Zoom with

Mon 7: Spring sesshin – no sitting at Annandale
Wed 9: Spring sesshin – no sitting at Annandale
Thurs 10: Spring sesshin – no Zoom

Full Moon Precept ceremonies: Not stealing
Mon 14: Annandale with
Wed 16: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 17: Zoom with

Mon 21: Annandale with
Wed 23: Annandale with Will
Thurs 24: Zoom with

Mon 28: Annandale with
Wed 30: Annandale with
Thurs 31: Zoom with

Online community via Zoom:
To participate you need a camera and microphone on your computer or phone. If this is the first time you have used Zoom, you will need to install a web browser client, which will download automatically when you join the meeting. If you are interested in participating in the Zoom sitting groups and have been orientated with us, you can get the link from:  info@szc.org.au

 

 

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
Monday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Tuesday 6:55 AM 7:30 AM Meditation Zoom
Wednesday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Thursday 7:00 PM 8:30 PM Meditation Zoom
Monday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
Tuesday
6:55 AM - 7:30 AM - with Meditation - at Zoom
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
Thursday
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - with Meditation - at Zoom