On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings we offer seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism.

Covid 19: At the moment zazen will be on Zoom and the zendo will be closed due to the latest restrictions in Sydney (check the schedule below).

When restrictions have eased we will offer zazen at the Annandale zendo every Monday and Wednesday evening. When the zendo opens again there will be requirements of entry, which will observe the latest advice from NSW Health Department. Numbers will be limited in the zendo, so booking will be essential: and there will be a QR code provided for Health Department contact tracing.

Subhana Barzaghi roshi and apprentice teacher Peter Bursky teach on Monday nights.
Gillian Coote roshi and apprentice teacher Will Moon teach on Wednesday nights.
Other SZC teachers, apprentice teachers and senior students fill in when they are not available.

On Tuesdays you can help establish your practice for the day with a short early morning Zoom sit with other sangha members (7am to 7.30am). Please email for the link.

Thursday nights on Zoom are hosted by SZC apprentice teachers – Jane Andino and Peter Bursky or senior students.

Dokusan, which is a private interview with a SZC teacher, is available all for members to talk about your practice. For people newly orientated two sessions are available and can be arranged via

This is the schedule for the next couple of months:



Mon 4: Zoom with senior students
Wed 6: Zoom with Gilly
Thur 7: Zoom with Peter

Mon 11 Zoom with Subhana
Wed 13: Zoom with Will
Thur 14: Zoom with Jane

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 18: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 20: Zoom with Gilly
Thur 21: Zoom with Peter

Mon 25: Zoom with Subhana
Wed 27: Zoom with Will
Thur 28: Zoom with Jane


Mon 1: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 3: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 4: Zoom with Peter

Mon 8: Annandale with senior students, Zoom with Subhana
Wed 10: No zazen – Spring Sesshin
Thur 11: Zoom with Jane

Full Moon Precept Ceremonies:
Mon 15: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 17: Annandale with Gilly
Thur: 18: Zoom with Peter

Mon 22: Annandale with senior students, Zoom with Subhana
Wed 24: Annandale with Will
Thu 25: Zoom with Jane

Mon 29: Annandale with Subhana


Wed 1: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 2: Zoom with Jane


There will be no sitting at our city zendo in Annandale on public holidays or when sesshins (retreats) are being held at our bush zendo, Kodoji.

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 are a non-member and attend our sitting group at Annandale the 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”.

If you are a newcomer and interested in attending our weekly meditation evenings, we ask that you undertake an orientation first. This provides simple instructions about sitting and walking meditation, as well as general information about Zen philosophy and rituals. Find out more about our orientation schedule here.

Online community via Zoom:
To participate you need a camera and microphone on your computer or phone. If this is the first time you have used Zoom, you will need to install a web browser client, which will download automatically when you join the meeting. If you are interested in participating in the Zoom sitting groups and have been orientated with us, you can get the link from:





  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
Monday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Tuesday 6:55 AM 7:30 AM Meditation
Wednesday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Thursday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation Zoom
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7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at Zoom