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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June Non-residential Sesshin with Susan Murphy

Dates: Saturday 6 June – Monday 8 June 2015
Location: Balwyn Community Centre

Application forms for the June Non-residential sesshin will be available on this website from  Sunday 19 April.


April Zazenkai Talk – “Not avoiding suffering, and not seeking the truth”

Speaker: Kirk Fisher
Date: Saturday, 25 April
Location: Brunswick East dojo
Time: 9am to 1pm
Cost: suggested donation towards rental costs $5 ($3 concession)

What would it be like to stop trying to fill the gaping hole at the centre of much of our life? We try to patch it, or avoid it, or explain it away with philosophy, but we will never get the peace or satisfaction we secretly think can be had if only this hole weren’t there. It will never not be there! It’s an itch that will never be scratched, a tantalising fantasy that will never be fulfilled, a dread that will never disappear. And, we will also see, it is perfect.

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.


Access to CERES dojo – 28 April, 2 May, 5 May

Asphalt surfacing of Lee St will begin on Tuesday April 28 and will be completed by Friday May 8.

There will be no vehicle or pedestrian access through the Lee St gates during these two weeks.