On the third Sunday of the month SZC offers an extended meditation experience (zazenkai) at either our city zendo or online via Zoom.
Coming together to do zazen for an extended period provides an opportunity to deepen our practice. Zazenkai can be an introduction to longer practice, and is a good preparation for sesshin (retreats) where we sit for multiple days. Zazenkai is a rich practice format that includes a dharma talk given by a teacher or senior student, a sutra service, extended zazen and dokusan (interview with the teacher), according to NSW Health Dept Covid safety guidelines.
MEASURES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19 :
The Board and teachers have decided to reorganise some activities and offer others online to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha.
We will be conducting some zazenkais at Annandale and others online, via Zoom. The format and length of time for these sessions are different from the usual schedule. Please check out the month you’d like to join us (below) to see if it’s at the city zendo or online. You can register by emailing: email@example.com
No dokusan is available during online zazenkai but all teachers are available to talk about your practice via Skype or on the phone. To make an appointment please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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”.
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.
December – no zazenkai this month
January 17 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Jane Andino
February 14 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Peter Bursky.
March 14 – Dharma talk and dokusan with Will Moon
April 18 – Dharma talk by Ameli Tanchitsa and dokusan with Gilly Coote, roshi
May 16 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Jane Andino
June 20 – Samu at Annandale 8.30 – 4pm (Dharma talk by Gillian Coote, roshi – 9.30am)
July 18 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Will Moon
August 15 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Maggie Gluek, roshi
September 19 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Peter Bursky
October 17 – AGM via Zoom replaces zazenkai – 9 – 10am zazen, meeting starts at 10.30am, potluck lunch
November 14 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Maggie Gluek, roshi
December – There is no zazenkai this month