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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April Sesshin with Susan Murphy Roshi

The application form for April Sesshin with Susan Murphy Roshi will be available on this website from Sunday, 1 February.


Zazenkai Talk – Saturday, 31 January

Topic: What’s Your Name?” Case 68 from the Blue Cliff Record
Speaker: Kirk Fisher
Location: Brunswick East Dojo
Time: 9am to 1pm
Cost: Suggested donation of $5 ($3 concession)

We have the capacity to be the Cosmos, and we also have the capacity to see that all of this is a dream.

This journey of zen, of taking up our true self, challenges our common sense. It tests our ordinary answers about who we are and our place in the scheme of this world. What are the implications for us in terms of how we define our boundaries of empathy and concern, and of our practice of the dharma? How do we make our way in the wide open circle of the Way?

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.