On Monday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings we offer seated meditation, or zazen as it is called in Zen Buddhism, either at the dojo in Annandale or on Zoom.

Subhana Barzaghi teaches on Monday nights and Gillian Coote teaches on Wednesday nights. Other SZC teachers and apprentice teachers fill in when they are not available.

We offer zazen at the zendo at Annandale every Monday and Wednesday evening. We also offer Zoom gatherings on some Monday and Wednesday evenings, as well as every Thursday evening and Tuesday mornings . Please see teaching schedule below. You can find the requirements of entry to the zendo here.  Please sign in with the QR code or written form at the zendo.

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, a private interview with SZC teachers to talk about your practice is available on Mondays & Wednesdays at the zendo, or can be arranged via

This is the schedule for the next couple of months:



Wed 2: Zoom with Gilly, Annandale with Will
Thur 3: Zoom with Jane

Mon 7: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale with Peter
Wed 9: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 10: Zoom with senior students

Mon 14: Winter sesshin online
Wed 16: Annandale with Will
Thur 17: Zoom with Peter

Dharma Cafes
Mon 21: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale with Peter
Wed 23: Annandale with Gilly
Thur 24: Zoom with Jane

Mon 28: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 30: Annandale with Gilly


Thurs 1: Zoom with Jane

Mon 5: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale with senior students
Wed 7: Zoom – cancelled, Annandale with Gilly
Thur 8: Zoom with Jane

Mon 12: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 14: Annandale with Gilly
Thur: 15: Zoom with Peter

Full Moon Precept ceremonies:
Mon 19: Zoom with Subhana, Annandale with Peter
Wed 21: Annandale with Gilly
Thu 22: Zoom with Jane

Mon 26: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 28: Annandale with senior students
Thur 29: Zoom with Peter


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 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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6:55 AM - 7:30 AM - with Meditation - at
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Meditation - at Zoom