Each Monday and Wednesday evening Sydney Zen Centre offers seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism, either at the dojo in Annandale or on Zoom. On Thursday evenings Apprentice teachers host Zoom zazen. Dokusan, a private interview with the teacher to talk about your practice can be arranged via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Measures to prevent the spread of Covid 19:
The Board and teachers have decided to offer some online meditation groups via Zoom to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha. We have returned to the Annandale zendo on alternate Monday and Wednesday evenings. You can find the requirements of entry to the zendo here. Wearing a mask is advised. There are a limited number of people allowed in the dojo, so bookings are essential via email@example.com. This is the schedule for the next couple of months:
Mon 16: Annandale with Subhana & Peter
Wed 18: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 19: Zoom with Jane
Mon 23: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 25: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 26: Zoom with Peter
Mon 30: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 2: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 3: Zoom with Jane
Mon 7: Zoom with Jane & Peter (Rohatsu sesshin)
Wed 9: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 10: Zoom with Peter
Mon 14: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 16: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 17: Zoom with Jane
Mon 21: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 23: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 24: Zoom cancelled (Christmas Eve)
Mon 28: Annandale with Peter
Wed 30: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 31: Zoom cancelled (New Year’s Eve)
Mon 4: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 6: Annandale with Gilly
Thu: 7: Zoom with Peter
Mon 11: Annandale with Peter
Wed 13: Zoom with Will
Thu: 14: Zoom with Jane
Mon 18: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 20: Annandale with Maggie
Thu 21: Zoom with Peter
Mon 25: Annandale with Peter
Wed 27: Zoom with Gilly
Thu 28: Zoom with Jane
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”.
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.
Monday evenings – with Subhana Barzaghi and Peter Bursky
If you are interested in participating in the Monday night Zoom sitting group with Subhana, or at Annandale with Subhana and Peter Bursky please express your interest by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday evenings – with Gillian Coote
If you are interested in participating in a Zoom sitting group with Gilly or with her at Annandale on the alternate Wednesday nights, please email email@example.com
Thursday evenings – via Zoom with apprentice teachers, Jane Andino or Peter Bursky
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in participating.
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.
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 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.