Zazenkai

Zazenkai is half a day of intensive zazen and a Dharma talk which provides an opportunity to deepen your practice. If you have not practised with us, please arrange an orientation before attending a zazenkai.

Zazenkai can be an introduction to longer practice, and is a good preparation for sesshin (retreats) where we sit for multiple days. When Sydney is in lockdown Zazenkai, including a dharma talk, is on Zoom (check schedule below). Please email info@szc.org.au for the link. When held at the zendo, Zazenkai is a rich practice format that includes a dharma talk given by a teacher or senior student, a sutra service, extended zazen and dokusan (interview with the teacher). Conditions of Entry to the zendo.

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 zazenkai, we request a facility fee of $5. If you are attending the zendo for zazenkai the facility fee is $10 (provided your income makes this affordable).  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”.

2022

January 16 – Zoom – Dharma talk by Jane Andino “Finding abundance in this time of lack and insecurity and following the path of practice”

9.15 open for chat
9.30 am Sutras (recorded at Kodoji with sutras on screen share)
10.00 zazen/kinhin
10.30 zazen
10.55 Break
11.05 teisho with Jane
          Discussion: Summer Book club
          Share your suggestions for recent books, videos or podcasts that have helped in your practice
11.55  Great Vows

12.00  End

February 20 – Zoom – Dharma talk by Maggie Gluek

March 20 – Dharma talk by Peter Bursky

April 18 – No zazenkai – Autumn sesshin

May 15 – Dharma talk by Gillian Coote – at Annandale

June 19 – Samu at Annandale 8.30 – 4pm, 12.30 Pot luck lunch

July 17 – Dharma talk by Gillian Coote

August 21 – Bushwalking weekend at Kodoji with Will Moon or zazenkai at Annandale

September 18 – Dharma talk by Jane Andino

October 16 – AGM  replaces zazenkai – meeting starts at 10.30am (9-10am zazen) Potluck lunch

November 20 – Dharma talk by Peter Bursky

December – There is no zazenkai this month

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
16/01/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/01/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/02/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/03/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/05/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/07/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/08/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/09/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/11/2022 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/01/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/01/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/02/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/03/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/05/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/07/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/08/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/09/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/11/2022
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale