Meditation

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

Subhana Barzaghi and Peter Bursky teach on Monday nights and Gillian Coote teaches on Wednesday nights.

We alternate sitting at the Annandale zendo with Zoom gatherings on Monday and Wednesday evenings. You can find the requirements of entry to the zendo here.  There are a limited number of people allowed in the dojo, so bookings are essential via info@szc.org.au.

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.

Usually Thursday nights on Zoom are hosted by SZC apprentice teachers – Jane Andino and Peter Bursky. But on Thursday nights in March and April Subhana Barzaghi and Mari Rhydwen will be conducting an 8 week Eco-Dharma training course via Zoom, with invited guests sharing their knowledge about Climate Change.

Dokusan, a private interview with any SZC teachers to talk about your practice, can be arranged via info@szc.org.au.

This is the schedule for the next couple of months:

JANUARY

Mon 4: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 6: Zoom with Gilly
Thu: 7: Zoom with Peter

Mon 11: Zoom with Peter
Wed 13: Zoom with Will
Thu: 14: Zoom with Jane

Mon 18: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 20: Zoom with Maggie
Thu 21: Zoom with Peter

Mon 25: Zoom with Peter
Wed 27: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 28: Zoom with Jane

FEBRUARY

Mon 1: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 3: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 4: Zoom with Peter

Mon 8: Annandale with Peter
Wed 10: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 11: Zoom with Jane

Mon 14: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 17: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 18: Zoom with Peter

Mon 22: Annandale with Peter
Wed 24: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 25: Zoom with Jane

MARCH

Mon 1: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 3: Annandale with Gilly
Thu: 4: Zoom with Peter

Mon 8: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 10: Zoom with Gilly
Thu: 11: Zoom with Jane

Mon 15: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 17: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 18: Zoom Eco-Dharma course

Mon 22: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 24: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 25: Zoom Eco-Dharma course

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

APRIL

Thurs 1: Zoom Eco-Dharma course

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.


On-line practice community dojo (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.  Please allow a few minutes to do this, so that you are ready to start at 7.00 pm or 7 am (Tuesdays).

Monday, Wednesday or Thursday Zoom evenings

If you are interested in participating in the Monday, Wednesday or Thursday night Zoom sitting groups please express your interest by email to info@szc.org.au

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.

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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.

 

 

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