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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a Public Talk by Susan Murphy Roshi

7:00 to 8:30pm, Friday, 12 February 2016
Learning Centre, CERES, Brunswick East

Someone asked, “When times of great difficulty visit us, how should we meet them?” The teacher replied, “Welcome.”

Susan Murphy, regular teacher with the Melbourne Zen Group, and author of UpsideDown Zen, and Minding the Earth, Mending the World, explores how the practice of Zen can open the Way, right in the thick of all life’s many demands and challenges.

$5 or $3 conc venue fee plus voluntary Dana offering to support the teachings. Pay at the door. No booking required.

Enquiries: email mzgbooking@gmail.com

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Autumn Sesshin (meditation retreat)

with Susan Murphy Roshi

Saturday 2 April to Saturday 9 April 2016
Casa Pallotti (near Millgrove, Yarra Valley)

Early Bird fees apply until Friday, 4 March


Sutra Study  – The Diamond Sutra

with Chi Kwang Sunim

Friday evenings at CERES,  4, 11 & 18 March, 7pm to 9pm

Registration is required by Sunday, 21 February – Further information


Tao Te Ching: A Foundation of Zen Practice

a talk by Bob Rosenbaum
Date: Tuesday, 1 March, 2016
Time: Arrive at 6:15pm for group meditation at at 6:30pm, with talk at 7pm
Place: Learning Centre, CERES, Lee St, Brunswick

Cost: $3/$5 venue fee, plus voluntary dana to support the teachings

Bob Rosenbaum received lay entrustment as a Zen teacher by Sojun Mel Weitsman, and is also authorized as a senior teacher of Dayan Qigong in the lineage of Yang Meijun by Master Hui Liu of the Wen Wu school. Professionally, Bob worked 30 years as a neuropsychologist, psychotherapist, and behavioral medicine specialist. Excerpts from his recent book, Walking the Way: 81 Zen Encounters with the Tao Te Ching can be found at www.walking-the-way.com. Other books include Zen and the Heart of Psychotherapy and What’s Wrong with Mindulness? (And What’s Right?): Zen Perspectives (co-edited with Barry Magid, coming Autumn 2016 from Wisdom Publications).

Enquiries: Emma at stone.emma@yahoo.com or Jill at jilljameson72@gmail.com


Upcoming Zazenkai

Saturday, 27 February, 9am to 1pm – zazenkai with farewell to Nola