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).
On Thursday nights in March, there will be a topic for discussion (see below).

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.

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 (provided your income makes this affordable).  You can pay this 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.

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



Wed 1: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 2: Zoom with Jane – ‘Four Noble Truths 1 & 2’

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 6: Annandale with senior students
Wed 8: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 9: Zoom with Peter ‘Four Noble Truths 3 & 4’

Mon 13: Annandale with senior students
Wed 15: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 16: Zoom with Jane – ‘This very body, the Buddha’ (Hakuin)

Mon 20: Annandale with senior students
Wed 22: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 23: Zoom with Peter – ‘To study the self is to forget the self’ (Dogen)

Mon 27: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 29: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 30: Zoom with Jane


Precept Ceremonies:
Mon 3: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 5: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 6: Zoom with Jane

Mon 10: No sitting at Annandale – Autumn sesshin
Wed 12: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 13: Zoom with Jane

Mon 17: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 19: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 20: Zoom with Peter

Mon 24: Annandale with Peter
Wed 26: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 27: Zoom with Peter


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

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 8: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 10: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 11: Zoom with Peter

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

Mon 22: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 24: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 25: Zoom with Peter

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

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:





  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
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6:55 AM - 7:30 AM - with Meditation - at Zoom
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM - with Meditation - at Zoom