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 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). Please bring a mask for chanting and dokusan. Some months Zazenkai, including a dharma talk, is on Zoom (check schedule below). Please email info@szc.org.au for the link.

The Sydney Zen Centre relies on the financial support of its members and visitors.  If you are not a member and are attending the zendo for zazenkai the facility fee is $10 (provided your income makes this affordable). If you are participating in our on-line zazenkai, we request a facility fee of $5. 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

December – There is no zazenkai this month

2023

January 15 – Annandale – Dharma talking dokusan by Jane Andino, roshi

February 19 – Annandale – Dharma talk and dokusan by Will Moon

March 19  – Annandale – Dharma talk and dokusan by Paul Maloney

April 23 – Annandale – Baby-naming ceremony in lieu of zazenkai

May 21 – Annandale – Clay-zenkai 9.30am to 12pm
Be guided by Janet Selby in using clay as a mindfulness practice. We will make a small giving/receiving bowl at a cost basis $10, plus a suggested donation to SZC fundraising  $50 Contact Janet if you’re planning to come: janetselby@bigpond.com

June 18 – Annandale – Samu at Annandale in lieu of zazenkai

July 16 – Annandale – Dharma talk and dokusan by Gillian Coote, roshi

August 19/20 – Bushwalking retreated by Will Moon –  location tba

September 17 – Annandale – Dharma talk and dokusan by Peter Bursky

October 15 –  AGM and potluck – replaces zazenkai – meeting starts at 10.30am (9-10am zazen) Potluck lunch

November 19 – Annandale – Dharma talk and dokusan by Peter Bursky

December 17 –  No zazenkai this month

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
15/01/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/01/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Jane Andino 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/02/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Will Moon 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/03/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/05/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/07/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/09/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/11/2023 10:00 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/01/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/01/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/02/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Will Moon - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/03/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/05/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
16/07/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/09/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/11/2023
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale