On the full moon we reflect on one of the ten Precepts we take up as Zen Buddhists. We discuss, for example, the Precept of not killing, or not indulging in anger, with members of the sangha. We speak from the heart about our own daily experience with each Precept and listen deeply to the reflections of others. All sharing is confidential.
The Annandale zendo is open every Monday and Wednesday evening. You can connect with the teachers and the sangha online via Zoom every Monday and every Thursday evening. Discussions about the precepts, practice and daily life will be integrated into the schedules on Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. Please bring a mask for chanting.
The Sydney Zen Centre relies on the financial support of its members and visitors. If you are a non-member participating in our on-line meditation program, we request a facility fee of $5 (provided your income makes this affordable). If you attend the zendo in Annandale the facility fee is $10. You can pay this direct to our bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number 1013 7103. Please tag the payment with your name and the letters “FF”.
PRECEPTS FOR CONTEMPLATION:
February 6 & 8 – Not Misusing Sex
April 3 & 5 – Not Lying
June 5 & 7 – Not Giving or Taking Drugs
July 31 & August 2 – Not Discussing Faults of Others
October 30 & November 1 – Not Praising Myself while Abusing Others
December – No Full Moon Precept ceremony