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.

Details about who to contact to register for an orientation are below. To restrict the spread of Covid 19 these are the Conditions of Entry to the zendo. You can join our regular meditation sessions at Annandale, or via Zoom (after your orientation) on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings.

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”.

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 …


Orientation: via Zoom – Tuesday 19th
Contact Jill Steverson
In the meantime please come to ‘Kickstart your Practice

Orientation: Tuesday 16th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book:
Dharma Cafe: Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th

Orientation: Tuesday 23rd 
Contact Brendon Stewart to book:
Meditation nights: Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Monday 29th

Orientation: Tuesday 20th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book:
Dharma Cafe: Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th April

Orientation: Tuesday 18th
Contact Stephen Crump to book:
Meditation night: Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Monday 24th

Orientation: Tuesday 15th
Contact Kerry Stewart to book:
Dharma Cafe: Monday 21st & Wednesday 23rd

Orientation: Tuesday 13th – Zoom
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book:
Meditation nights: Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th & Monday 19th

Orientation: Tuesday 17th – Zoom
Contact Sue Bidwell to book:
Dharma Cafe: Monday 23rd, Wednesday 25th, Thursday 26th

Orientation: Tuesday 14th – Zoom
Contact Jill Steverson to book:
Full Moon Precept Ceremony: Monday 20th, Wednesday 22nd, Thursday 23rd

Orientation: Tuesday 5th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book:
Dharma Cafe: Wednesday 6th & Thursday 7th

Orientation: Tuesday 9th
Contact Stephen Crump to book:
Full Moon Precept ceremony:  Monday 15th, Wednesday 17th, Thursday 18th

Orientation: Tuesday 14th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book:
Dharma Cafe: Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd