Meditation

On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings we offer seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism, either at the zendo in Annandale or on Zoom.

Covid 19: Zazen will be on Zoom and the zendo will be closed due to the latest restrictions in Sydney (check the schedule below). When the zendo opens again,  you can find the requirements of entry here.  Latest advice from NSW Government is: wearing masks is mandatory and there is a 4 square metres distance between cushions. Numbers are limited to 10 people in the zendo, so please book in before coming: info@szc.org.au Please sign in with the QR code or written form at the zendo.

Subhana Barzaghi teaches on Monday nights and Gillian Coote teaches on Wednesday nights. Other SZC teachers and apprentice teachers fill in when they are not available.

When restrictions have eased we will offer zazen at the zendo at Annandale every Monday and Wednesday evening. At the moment we are offering online zazen on Zoom. Please refer to schedule below.

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, a private interview with SZC teachers for members to talk about your practice, is available on Mondays & Wednesdays at the zendo, or can be arranged via info@szc.org.au.

This is the schedule for the next couple of months:


JULY

Thurs 1: Zoom with Jane

Mon 5: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 7: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 8: Zoom with Jane

Mon 12: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 14: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur: 15: Zoom with Peter

Full Moon Precept ceremonies:
Mon 19: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 21: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thu 22: Zoom with Jane

Mon 26: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 28: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 29: Zoom with Peter

AUGUST

Mon 2: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 4: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 5: Zoom with Jane

Mon 9: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 11: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 12: Zoom with Peter

Mon 16: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 18: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 19: Zoom with Peter

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 23: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed
Wed 25: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale closed
Thur 26: Zoom with Jane

Mon 30: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale closed

SEPTEMBER

Wed 1: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale with Will
Thurs 2: Zoom with Jane

Mon 6: Annandale with Peter
Wed 8: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 9: Zoom with Peter

Mon 13: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale with senior students
Wed 15: Annandale with Will
Thur: 16: Zoom with Jane


Full Moon Precept Ceremonies:
Mon 20: Annandale with Peter
Wed 22: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 23: Zoom with Peter

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

 

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
Wednesday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Thursday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation Zoom
Monday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
Tuesday
6:55 AM - 7:30 AM - with Meditation - at
Wednesday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
Thursday
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at Zoom