When and Where
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.
Friday evening full moon zazen: 7pm-10pm (only on the Friday closest to the full moon. See Calendar for the dates).
Education Centre, CERES Environmental Park, East Brunswick.
Best to enter at the end of Lee Street. (Turn off Blyth Street/Arthurton Road into Roberts Street, then right into Lee Street). The Education Centre is the second building on the right after the gate.
CERES website: www.ceres.org.au
By tram from the city: Take the East Brunswick (Number 96) tram via Bourke St, and Nicholson St to the end of the line at the intersection of Blyth and Nicholson Streets. CERES is about a 5 minute walk from the tram stop. Turn right down Blyth St (which becomes Arthurton Rd) and take the second street on the left (Roberts St). Turn right at Lee St and walk to the end into CERES. Go to the Education Centre, the second building on the right after the gate.
By bus (from Essendon Station): Take the Number 503 East Brunswick bus via Russell St, Napier St, Brewster St, Pascoe Vale Rd, Albion Street, Nicholson St, Stewart St, Roberts St and Arthurton Rd to the terminus at the corner of Blyth and Ryan St. Get off at the Lee St stop and you’re right out the front of CERES. The Education Centre is the second building on the right past the entrance.
By Car: See Melway Map 30 B7. Enter CERES by Lee St. On Tuesday night it is likely that parking is available in Lee St. On Saturday morning we suggest the CERES car park off Stewart St (follow sign). Pass through the entrance gate at the end of Lee St. to the Education Centre, the second building on the right.