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 is opened for orientations.  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 for an orientation 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

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

2021 ORIENTATION SCHEDULE

JANUARY
There isn’t an orientation this month

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Tuesday 16th
Contact Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th

MARCH
Orientation: Tuesday 23rd 
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book:  kimballb7@gmail.com
Meditation nights: Wednesday 24th, Thursday 25th, Monday 29th

APRIL
Orientation: Tuesday 20th
Contact Brendon Stewart to book: stewarts34@bigpond.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 26th & Wednesday 28th April

MAY
Orientation: Thursday 18th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Meditation night: Wednesday 19th, Thursday 20th, Monday 24th

JUNE
Orientation: Thursday 15th
Contact Kerry Stewart to book: stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 21st & Wednesday 23rd

JULY
Orientation: Thursday 13th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Meditation nights: Wednesday 14th & Thursday 15th & Monday 19th

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 17th
Contact Sue Bidwell to book: sue.bidwell17@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 23rd & Wednesday 25th

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 14th
Contact Alex Budlevskis to book: alexbudlevskis@gmail.com
Meditation night: Wednesday 15th, Thursday 16th, Monday 120th

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 12th
Contact Jill Steverson to book: jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 9th
Contact Stephen Crump to book: stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au
Meditation night: Wednesday 10th, Thursday 11th, Monday 15th

DECEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 14th
Contact Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson to book: kimballb7@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd