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 

JANUARY
Orientation:  Thursday 19th
Contact Janet Selby to book: janetselby@bigpond.com
Beginners night: TBC

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Thursday 16th
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com 
Beginners night: Thursday 23rd with Paul Maloney

MARCH
Orientation:  Thursday 9th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 13th & Wednesday 15th     

APRIL
Orientation: Thursday 20th
Contact: TBC
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 27th with Paul Maloney

MAY
Orientation: Tuesday 2nd
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 8th  & Wednesday 10th

JUNE – cancelled
Orientation: Thursday 15th
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 22nd  with Allan Marett

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

AUGUST
Orientation: Thursday 3rd
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com 
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 10th  with Allan Marett

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Thursday 31st August
Contact Kim Bagot to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 4th & Wednesday 6th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Thursday 12th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Beginners’ Night: Thursday 19th with Paul Maloney

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