The Melbourne Zen Group is based in Brunswick East, Melbourne, Australia. Our meditation meetings, retreats and workshops are open to both members and non-members.

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October Zazenkai Talk

Speaker: Wayne Rankin
Topic:  Case 40 of The Iron Flute: ‘When the old creek of Zen dries out and there is not a drop of water left, what can I see there?’
Date: Saturday, 31 October 2015
Time: 9am to 1pm
Location: Brunswick East Dojo

When all is gone, no Zen, no teachings, nothing to relate to. What do we do and how can we express that which can’t be expressed at such a time?

The talk commences at 12pm. If you are unable to attend all of zazenkai, you are welcome to attend the talk only. Please arrive before the talk commences, wait for the previous sitting round to end, and then enter the dojo quietly and respectfully.


Zazenkai Weekend with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi

Dates: 5-6 December 2015
Time: 9am to 4:30pm
Location: Brunswick East Dojo

  • two days of sitting meditation, walking meditation
  • dokusan available both days (private interview with Subhana about meditation practice)
  • talk by Subhana on Saturday
  • open inquiry on Sunday

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