When and Where

Zazen(seated meditation) begins at the times listed below.

The sessions are broken up into 25 minutes blocks of zazen followed by 5 minutes of kinhin (walking meditation). The first block usually begins with a period devoted to sutra chanting.

Longer periods of meditation (called zazenkai) are held on the last Saturday of the month from 9am to 1pm. These sometimes include either a talk, or a discussion led by an experienced member of the group.

The group also sits from 7pm-10pm on the Friday closest to the full moon. Full moon sits include a brief ceremonial reflection on the Ten Grave Precepts, and a half hour period of free-form kinhin. See the Calendar for dates.

Donation: we recommend $5 per session ($3 concession) or $6 per week ($4 concession) if you are sitting more than once a week.


Tuesday evening zazen: 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

*On the first Tuesday of every month, zazen finishes at 8pm to allow time for Dharma Sharing.

Saturday morning zazen: 10am to 12pm.

*Saturday zazenkai (last Saturday of every month): 9am to 1pm. Dates for the following year are listed in the Calendar.

Friday evening full moon zazen: 7pm-10pm (only on the Friday closest to the full moon. See Calendar for the dates).


The Melbourne Zen Group dojo is located in the Learning Centre at the CERES Environment Park, East Brunswick (Melways ref 30 B7, Whereis map and directions).

CERES has a number of entrances. The closest entrance to the Learning Centre is located at the end of Lee Street. The Learning Centre is the second building to the right after you pass through the Lee Street gate.


The nearest public transport options are the 96 tram, the 503 bus and the 508 bus. See Public Transport Victoria for route details. The CERES website also includes some route information.


Parking is usually available in Lee Street on Tuesday nights, however on Saturday mornings you are more likely to find parking in the CERES car park at the corner of Roberts and Stewart Streets (entry off Stewart Street).

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