SZC supports the practice and study of Zen Buddhism. People become members when they have been sitting with SZC for several months, and feel ready to deepen their commitment to the practice and the community, when it feels right. The many benefits of membership include: contributing financially to the teaching of the Dharma and sharing it with others, establishing relationships with our teachers and Zen practitioners; receiving our bi-monthly newsletter and our quarterly journal Mind Moon Circle; reduced fees for sesshin and retreats; involvement with other SZC activities including Board meetings, study groups and a women’s group. Membership also entitles the person to the use of Kodoji, our bush zendo. Out-of-town members are welcome.
For Sydney residents the membership fee is $456. For out-of-town members the fee is $336. Please note the fee has gone up this year in accordance with the CPI. So if you have set up an automatic payment with your bank you will have to amend it. Details of amounts are on the membership form below.
Our membership fees contribute to the rental of the Annandale zendo, the upkeep of Kodoji, financial support for the teachers, and the many other activities of the group.
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 directly to our bank account – details below. Please tag the payment with your name and the letters “FF”.
Click here to download the membership form.
Electronic Fund Transfer details: BSB 062 182 Account number: 1013 7103