Our City Zendo

We recognise and pay respect to the traditional custodians of the land, the Gadigal and Wangal people of the Eora nation, on which our zendo sits.

Many years ago our city zendo used to be a corner shop that is located at 251 Young Street, Annandale, in Sydney’s inner-west.

There is zazen (sitting meditation) and dokusan – interview with resident teachers Subhana Barzaghi and Gillian Coote – every Monday and Wednesday from 7 – 9pm.


The Board and teachers have decided to cancel some activities over April and May to minimise the risk of Covid 19 to ourselves and spreading through the sangha.

The Annandale zendo will be closed till further notice. But you can still connect online with the teachers and the sangha. Please go to the relevant sessions to find out more.

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.


Zazenkais are an opportunity to practice for a longer period of time which is a great preparation for going on a retreat. They are a rich exploration of the Way which involves a half day of intensive zazen,  including a dharma talk, held on the third Sunday of each month. Zazenkais will be cancelled till further notice to minimise the spread of Covid 19.

Orientations for newcomers are held on Thursdays, once a month. Please go to the Newcomers page to book in. Orientations will be cancelled till further notice to minimise the spread of Covid 19.

Precept recitation ceremonies are held every alternate month (on the full moon). They offer students an opportunity to reflect on the inter-connectedness of all beings and discuss the moral and ethical dimensions which arise from this realisation. Every other month we hold a Dharma Café which is a chance to ask questions and provides another opportunity for shared reflections on our practice in daily life. We also offer study groups, Buddha’s Birthday celebration, a Memorial ceremony, talks, workshops and city-based non-residential sesshins (retreats).

The cancelled events at the Annandale zendo are: 

Buddha’s birthday and Baby Naming Ceremony on 5th April


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