All are welcome to participate in orientations to Zen Buddhist practice.

Come along on Tuesdays from 7pm to 9pm once a month to 251 Young Street, Annandale or log onto Zoom (see schedule below). Our orientations are a very relaxed way to start your Zen journey. There will be instructions about sitting and walking meditation, as well as some information about Zen philosophy and rituals. Please wear loose dark, preferably black, clothing. It is better not to wear tight fitting jeans or belts to ensure circulation of blood in your legs. When sitting with the group avoid wearing revealing or patterned clothing, perfume and noticeable jewellery, so there are no distractions from your meditation practice.

Details about who to contact to register for an orientation are below. After your orientation you’re welcome to join our regular meditation sessions at Annandale or via Zoom on Thursday evenings.

There is a $20 fee which covers the Orientation night and one other sitting night at Annandale or on Zoom. Please pay directly into SZC bank account: BSB 062 182 Account number: 1013 7103. Please tag with your name, and the word “Orientation”.

Orientations take place by appointment only, so if you wish to attend an orientation you will need to email the person whose name is down for your preferred night (below). Once you have booked please confirm by email a few days before the orientation.

We’re looking forward to meeting you …




Orientation Tuesday 16th January
Contact: Jill Steverson
Meditation Nights: Monday 22nd & Wednesday 24th January

Orientation: Tuesday 20th February
Contact: Brendon Stewart
Meditation Nights: Monday 26th, Wednesday 28th February

Orientation: Tuesday 19th March
Contact: Aeveen Kirby & Zoe Thurner
Dharma Cafe: Monday 25th & Wednesday 27th March

Orientation: Tuesday 16th April
Contact: Jill Steverson
Mediation Nights: Monday 22nd, Wednesday 24th April

Orientation: Tuesday 14th May
Contact: Aeveen Kirby & Zoe Thurner
Dharma Cafe: Monday 20th & Wednesday 22nd

Orientation: Tuesday 18th June
Contact: Sue Bidwell
Meditation Nights: Monday 24th & Wednesday 26th

Orientation: Tuesday 16th July
Contact: Kerry Stewart
Dharma Cafe: Monday 3rd & Wednesday 5th

Orientation: Tuesday 13th August
Contact : Kim Bagot & Julie Robinson
Meditation Nights: Monday 19th & Wednesday 21st

Orientation: Tuesday 10th September
Meditation Nights: Monday 16th & Wednesday 18th

Orientation: Tuesday 8th October
Meditation Nights: Monday 14th Wednesday 16th

Orientation: Tuesday 12th November
Contact: Brendon Stewart
Meditation Nights: Monday 18th & Wednesday 20th