Each Monday and Wednesday evening at our city zendo in Annandale the Sydney Zen Centre offers seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism. A teacher is available most of these evenings to provide dokusan (a private interview with the teacher to talk about your practice).
Measures to prevent the spread of Covid 19:
The Board and teachers have decided to cancel face to face activities over April and May to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha.
The Annandale zendo will be closed till further notice, but you can still connect online with the teachers and the sangha. The Sydney Zen Centre relies on the financial support of its members and visitors. 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 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) with Subhana Barzaghi and Gillian Coote:
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
If you are interested in participating in Monday night group sitting, with Subhana, from the comfort of your own home, please express your interest by e-mail to email@example.com
Wednesday evenings – with Gillian Coote
If you are interested in participating in Wednesday night group sitting, with Gilly, from the comfort of your own home, please express your interest by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.