Newcomers

MEASURES TO PREVENT THE SPREAD OF COVID 19:

The Board and teachers have decided to cancel some activities and offer others online over the next few months, to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha.

The Annandale zendo will be opened for orientations from Tuesday July 28th.  You can join our regular online or face to face meditation sessions after orientation on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Details about who to contact to register are below. To restrict the spread of Covid 19 these are the Conditions of Entry to the zendo. Wearing a mask is required.

There is a $20 fee which covers the Orientation night and one other sitting night via Zoom or at Annandale. Please pay directly into SZC bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number: 1013 7103. Please tag with your name, and the word “Orientation”.

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.

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All are welcome to participate in orientations to Zen Buddhist practice. Come along on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm once a month to 251 Young Street, Annandale (see schedule below). Our orientations are a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey. 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. It is better not to wear tight fitting jeans or belts to ensure circulation of blood in your legs. When sitting with the group avoid wearing revealing or patterned clothing, perfume and noticeable jewellery, so there are no distractions from your meditation practice.

Orientations take place by appointment only, so if you wish to attend an orientation you will need to email the person whose name is down for your preferred night (below). Once you have booked please confirm by email a few days before the orientation.

We’re looking forward to meeting you …

2020 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
There isn’t an orientation this month

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 6th
Contact Janet Selby to book: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 10th & Wednesday 12th

MARCH
Orientation:  Tuesday 3rd 
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Tuesday 10th with Maggie Gluek, roshi

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 23rd 
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Via Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 7th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Via Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 4th, via Zoom
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Wednesday 10th – join our Zoom meditation with a teacher and sangha
Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 2nd, via Zoom
Contact Kim Bagot to book:  kimballb7@gmail.com
Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th July – join our Zoom meditation with teachers and sangha
Zoom: to participate you’ll need a computer or phone with camera and microphone

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 28th July at Annandale
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Meditation night: Monday 3rd & Wednesday 5th & Thursday 6th (via Zoom)

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 1st at Annandale
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Meditation night: Wed 2nd Annandale (Gilly), Thursday 3rd Zoom, Monday 7th Annandale

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 29th September
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Meditation night: Wednesday 30th Sept, Thursday 1st Zoom, Monday 5th Oct

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 3rd
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com
Meditation night: Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th, Monday 9th

DECEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday Nov 24th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation night: Wednesday Nov 25th & Thursday Nov 26th, Monday 30th Dec