Newcomers

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

Come along on Tuesdays from 7pm to 8.30pm 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 Monday and 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 SCHEDULE

2022

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 29th
Contact: Zoe Thurner & Aeveen Kirby aeveen.kirby@gmail.com
Meditation nights: Wednesday 30th Nov, Thursday 1st, Monday 5th Dec

DECEMBER
No orientation this month

2023

JANUARY
No Orientation

FEBRUARY
Orientation: Tuesday 31st January
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
Meditation Nights: Monday 6th, Wednesday 8th February

MARCH
Orientation: Tuesday 28th February
Contact: Aeveen Kirby & Zoe Thurner zoethurner2015@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 6th & Wednesday 8th March

APRIL
Orientation: Tuesday 28th March
Contact: Julie Robinson & Kim Bagot julesandco@live.com.au
Mediation Nights: Monday 3rd, Wednesday 5th April

MAY
Orientation: Tuesday 2nd
Contact: Kerry Stewart stewartkerry4@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 8th & Wednesday 10th

JUNE
Orientation: Tuesday 30th May
Contact: tba
Meditation Nights: Monday 5th & Wednesday 7th

JULY
Orientation: Tuesday 27th June
Contact: tba
Dharma Cafe: Monday 3rd & Wednesday 5th

AUGUST
Orientation: Tuesday 25th July
Contact : Julie Robinson & Kim Bagot julesandco@live.com.au
Meditation Nights: Monday 31st July & Wednesday 2nd

SEPTEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 29th August
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com
Dharma Cafe: Monday 4th & Wednesday 6th September

OCTOBER
Orientation: Tuesday 24th
Contact: tba
Meditation Nights: Monday 30th October & Wednesday 1st November

NOVEMBER
Orientation: Tuesday 21st
Contact: tba
Meditation Nights: Monday 27th & Wednesday 29th