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 Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, and Thursday evenings.
Covid safety measures for attendance at Annandale: Numbers are limited in the zendo so booking is essential, and proof of double or triple vaccination is required: info@szc.org.au. Wearing a mask is necessary for chanting and going to dokusan. It is optional for zazen.

Subhana Barzaghi roshi teaches on Monday nights.
Gillian Coote roshi and apprentice teacher Will Moon teach on Wednesday nights.
Other SZC teachers, apprentice teachers and senior students also lead zazen sessions.

On Tuesdays you can help establish your practice for the day with a short early morning Zoom sit with other sangha members (7am to 7.30am). Please email info@szc.org.au for the link.

Thursday nights on Zoom are hosted by SZC apprentice teachers – Jane Andino and Peter Bursky or senior students.

Dokusan, which is a private interview with a SZC teacher, is available all for members to talk about your practice. For people newly orientated two sessions are available either at the zendo on Monday or Wednesday night, or can be arranged on Zoom via info@szc.org.au.

This is the schedule for the next couple of months:

MAY

Mon 2: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students
Wed 4: Annandale with Will
Thur 5: Zoom with Peter

Mon 9: Annandale with senior students, Zoom with senior students
Wed 11: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 12: Zoom with Jane

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 16: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students
Wed 18: Annandale with Will
Thur 19: Zoom with Peter

Mon 23: Annandale with Maggie, Zoom with senior students
Wed 25: Annandale with Gilly
Thur: 26: Zoom with Jane

Mon 30: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students

JUNE

Wed 1: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 2: Zoom with Peter

Mon 6: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with Subhana
Wed 8: Annandale with Will
Thur 9: Zoom with Jane

Mon 13: Winter sesshin
Wed 15: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 16: Zoom with Peter

Full Moon Precept Ceremonies
Mon 20: Annandale with Maggie, Zoom with Subhana
Wed 22: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 23: Zoom with Jane

Mon 27: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students
Wed 29: Annandale with Will
Thur 30: Zoom with Peter

JULY        

Mon 4: Annandale with Jane, Zoom with Subhana
Wed 6: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 7: Zoom with Jane

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 11: Annandale with Maggie, Zoom with senior students
Wed 13: Annandale with Will
Thurs 14: Zoom with Peter

Mon 18: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students
Wed 20: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 21: Zoom with Jane

Mon 25: Annandale with Subhana, Zoom with senior students
Wed 27: Annandale with Will
Thur: 28: Zoom with Peter

 

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.

If you are a non-member participating in our on-line meditation program, we request a facility fee of $5 (provided your income makes this affordable).  If you are a non-member and attend our sitting group at Annandale the fee is $10. You can pay this direct to 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.


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