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).  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). This is payable by cash only on the orientation night. The orientation is very relaxed way to start your Zen journey. At the orientation, 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 a teacher about practice in daily life or any questions that emerge for you after the 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. 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 …

2018 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

DECEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 13th
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th

 

2019 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
There isn’t an orientation this month

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 14th
Contact Janet Selby to book: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th

MARCH
Orientation:  Thursday 14th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 21st with Paul Maloney, roshi

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 11th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 15th & Wednesday 17th

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 16th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 23rd with Paul Maloney, roshi

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 13th
Contact Janet Selby: janetselby@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 17th & Wednesday 19th

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 11th
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 18th with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher

AUGUST
Orientation: Thursday 8th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 12th & Wednesday 14th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 12th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 19th with Paul Maloney, roshi

OCTOBER
Orientation: Thursday 10th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 14th & Wednesday 16th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 7th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 14th with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher

DECEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 5th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 9th & Wednesday 11th