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).

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.

Monday zazen & Zoom Thursday evenings:

In May Subhana Barzaghi, Jane Andino and Peter Bursky will explore the qualities of the Brahmaviharas, which are also known as the Four Divine Abodes or the Four Immeasurables. On Mondays there will be chanting of the sutras, a talk by the teacher and a discussion, then a period of sitting, finishing with the Great Vows. On Thursdays there will be two periods of sitting, followed by a talk by the teacher, a discussion and finishing with the Great Vows. Please go to the schedule below to see the topic for reflection & discussion.


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 Will
Thurs 2: Zoom with Jane – Metta (loving kindness)

Mon 6: Annandale with Subhana – Karuna (compassion)
Wed 8: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 9: Zoom with Jane – 7-8pm Sitting (no discussion)

Mon 13: Annandale with Subhana – Mudita (appreciative joy)
Wed 15: Annandale with Will
Thurs 16: Zoom with Peter – Karuna (compassion)

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 20: Annandale with Subhana – Upekkha (equanimity)
Wed 22: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 23: Zoom with Jane – Mudita (appreciative joy)

Mon 27: Annandale with Subhana – Review of the Brahmaviharas
Wed 29: Annandale with Will
Thurs 30: Zoom with Peter – Upekkha (equanimity)

Mon 3: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 5: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 6: Zoom with Jane – Review of the Brahmaviharas

Mon 10: Winter sesshin at Annandale – book here
Wed 12: Annandale with Will
Thurs 13: Zoom with Peter or Jane

Mon 17: Annandale with Peter
Wed 10: Annandale with Gilly
Thurs 11: Zoom with Jane or Peter

Full Moon Precept Ceremonies: Not Defaming the Three Treasures
Mon 24: Annandale with Peter
Wed 26: Annandale with Will
Thurs 27: Zoom with Peter or Jane

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

Mon 8: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 10: Annandale with Will
Thurs 11: Zoom with Peter or Jane

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

Dharma Cafes:
Mon 22: Annandale with Subhana
Wed 24: Annandale with Will
Thurs 25: Zoom with Peter or Jane

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


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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