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.

We offer meditation evenings on alternate Mondays and Wednesdays at the Annandale zendo. On the alternate evenings we offer Zoom meditation groups. You can find the requirements of entry to the zendo here. Wearing a mask is advised. There are a limited number of people allowed in the dojo, so bookings are essential via info@szc.org.au.

There is online dokusan – interview with resident teachers Subhana Barzaghi and Gillian Coote – by appointment info@szc.com.au

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 morning of intensive zazen,  including a dharma talk, held on the third Sunday of each month.

Orientations for newcomers are held on Tuesdays, once a month. Please go to the Newcomers page to book in.

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).

 

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