Newcomers

All are welcome to participate in orientations to Zen Buddhist practice. Come along on Thursdays from 7pm to 9pm once a month, to 251 Young Street, Annandale (see schedule below and calendar here).  There will be instructions about sitting and walking meditation; as well as some information about Zen philosophy and rituals. Please wear loose dark, preferably black, clothing.

There is a cost of $20, which entitles you to the orientation evening as well as attendance at either the next Beginners’ night or Dharma Café (on alternate months). The orientation is very relaxed way to start your Zen journey. A senior Zen student will talk to you about our practice, rituals and philosophy and you’ll have a chance to try it for yourself. The Beginners’ night and Dharma Cafe are opportunities to ask questions about practice in daily life with Sydney Zen Centre members and a teacher.

Orientations are available on the below dates. They take place only by appointment, so if you wish to attend an orientation you will need to email the person whose name is down for your preferred night. Once you have booked please confirm by email a few days before the orientation. You don’t need to book in now to a Beginners’ night or Dharma Café…the person orientating you will make the booking for you.

We’re looking forward to meeting you…

2017 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 2nd
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th


2018 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
Orientation:  Thursday 18th
Contact  to book: TBC
Beginners’ night: Thursday 25th

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 22nd
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th

MARCH
Orientation:  Thursday 15th
Contact  to book: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 22nd   

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 19th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 23rd & Wednesday 25th

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 17th
Contact to book: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 24th

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 21st
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 19th
Contact  to book: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 26th

AUGUST
Orientation: Thursday 23rd
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 27th & Wednesday 29th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 20th
Contact to book: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 27th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Thursday 18th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 15th
Contact  to book: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 22nd