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

We offer zazen at the Annandale zendo every Monday and Wednesday from 7pm to 9pm.
Zoom zazen is offered Tuesday mornings (6.55am – 7.30am), and Thursday evenings (6.50pm – 8.30pm).

Noble Eightfold Path

Peter Bursky and Jane Andino will be presenting a Thursday evening Zoom series on The Noble Eightfold Path, beginning on September 21. This is following on from the earlier series in the year on the Four Noble Truths. Please join for two blocks of meditation, followed by a short talk and general discussion. The schedule is listed below.

Covid safety measures for attendance at Annandale: Wearing a mask is optional in the dojo and at the teacher’s discretion when going to dokusan.

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 (Autumn and Spring). When there is a non-residential retreat at Annandale (Winter and Rohatsu) there will be no regular Monday night sitting there, but everyone is welcomed to book into the evening block.

If you are a non-member and attend our sitting group at Annandale the fee is $10. If you are a non-member participating in our on-line meditation program, we request a facility fee of $5.  You can pay by cash at the zendo or directly into 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.

This is our teachers’ schedule for the next couple of months:


Wed 1: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 2: Zoom with Peter – ‘Right Mindfulness’

Mon 6: Annandale with Peter
Wed 8: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 9: Zoom with Jane – ‘Right Meditation’

Mon 13: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 15: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 16: Zoom with Peter & Jane – ‘Summary discussion: The Nobel Eightfold Path’

Mon 20: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 22: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 23: Zoom with Jane

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 27: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 29: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 30: Zoom with Peter


Mon 4: Rohatsu sesshin – book in for evening block
Wed 6: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 7: Zoom with senior student

Mon 11: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 13: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 14: Zoom with Jane

Mon 18: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 20: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 21: Zoom with Peter

Mon 25: No sitting at Annandale
Wed 27: No sitting at Annandale
Thurs 28: Zoom with Jane

Mon 1: No sitting at Annandale
Wed 3: No sitting at Annandale
Thurs 4: Zoom with Peter

Mon 8: Annandale with Peter
Wed 10: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 11: Zoom with Jane

Mon 15: Annandale with Peter
Wed 17: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 18: Zoom with Peter

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 22: Annandale with Maggie
Wed 24: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 25: Zoom with Jane

Mon 29: Annandale with Peter
Wed 31: Annandale with Gilly

Thurs 1: Zoom with Peter

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 Zoom
Wednesday 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Meditation
Thursday 7:00 PM 8:30 PM Meditation Zoom
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