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.

Teisho: ‘One Hand’

Saturday 28th of September 12:00 – 1:00.

Where?: CERES learning centre.

Kirk will offer a teisho (talk about practice) and discussion on Hakuin’s “One Hand,” and an exploration on what brings us to practice.

We all come to practice for a reason. You are here in Zen because you have some faith in practice, and so did I. For Hakuin, he was in terror of a vision he had of hell, as a child. Along the way he become disappointed, doubtful, and lost his childhood faith. Something else emerged. On his awakening he ended up finding was a place that is alive, beyond gain and loss. A baby knows it. So does a river. Hakuin used the phrase “The Sound of One Hand” to convey this with monks and peasants, shopkeepers and government officials. What is it?

Dokusan also offered from 9-12.

Spring Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi

Melbourne Zen Group invites all interested to our spring sesshin, a traditional 7 day silent retreat, on Friday 8 November to Friday 15 November 2019.

The spring sesshin is being held at Kallara conference centre (near Euroa).

Wayne Rankin, Apprentice Teacher in the Diamond Sangha, will assist Subhana at this sesshin.

Online booking form

Early Bird discount ends Friday 11 October.
Enquiries: Peter T –  mzgbooking@gmail.com

Dharma talk with Kirk Fisher.

Apprentice teacher Kirk Fisher gave this talk, title Hope and Fear, at our Autumn Sesshin (7 day retreat) this year. He opens the talk with a question, how do we live beyond hope and fear in a crazed world?
Listen below.

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