Newcomers

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 or log onto Zoom (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.

To restrict the spread of Covid 19 there are a limited number of people allowed into the dojo and proof of double vaccination must be provided.

Details about who to contact to register for an orientation are below. After your orientation you’re welcome to join our regular meditation sessions at Annandale or via Zoom on Monday and Thursday evenings.

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

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 …

2022 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
No Orientation

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Tuesday 8th – via Zoom
Contact: Alex Budlevskis alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 9th, Thursday 10th

MARCH
Orientation: Tuesday 8th 
Contact: Stephen Crump stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Dharma Cafe: Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th

APRIL
Orientation: Tuesday 12th
Contact: Brendon Stewart stewarts34@bigpond.com
Mediation Nights: Wednesday 13th, Thursday 14th

MAY
Orientation: Tuesday 10th
Contact: Aeveen Kirby & Zoe Thurner zoethurner2015@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 16th & Wednesday 18th

JUNE
Orientation: Tuesday 7th
Contact: Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 23rd

JULY
Orientation: Tuesday 12th
Contact: Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 11th & Wednesday 13th

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 2nd
Contact : Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 4th, Thursday 5th, Monday 8th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 6th
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 4th
Contact: Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson julesandco@live.com.au
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 6th, Thursday 7th Monday

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 1st
Contact: tba
Dharma Cafe: Wednesday 2nd, Thursday 3rd, Monday 7th

DECEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 29th November
Contact: tba
Meditation Nights: Wednesday 30th Nov, Thursday 1st Dec, Monday 5th Dec