The Melbourne Zen Group is based in East Brunswick in Melbourne’s inner north. We meet on a regular basis for group meditation, and organise Zen retreats and workshops throughout the year.

Everyone is welcome to join us at our regular meditation meetings.  See the When and Where section about meeting times, and our Calendar for regular and upcoming events.

If you are interested in sitting with us, please read the Sitting with Us section of the website to get an idea of what to expect when you visit us.


Zazenkai Talk: Saturday, 30 August

Speaker: Kynan Sutherland
Topic: “Trouble”
Time: Zazen 9am to 12pm, talk 12pm to 1pm

Trouble is unavoidable. Zen practice encourages us to accept adversity as a natural part of life. But how do we work with it? This talk will explore the nature of trouble and how Buddhist images, koans and Christian writings can turn what looks like adversity into a great gift.

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


 Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi
12 – 19 September 2014
Kallara Conference Centre (near Euroa)

Applications are now being taken for this sesshin.

Bookings are essential.

Download  application form