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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NAIDOC Week – 3 to 10 July 2022

Get Up! Stand Up! Show Up!

As a group, we are responding in 3 ways:

Saturday 25 June – The Uluru Statement

At our June Zazenkai, we will –

  • read the Uluru Statement from the Heart together during sutras at 10am
  • sit two rounds of zazen
  • share our responses to the Statement from 11am onwards.

What is alive in your heart as you read the Uluru Statement? 
What is being called on from you? 

Resources to support your reflections:
Uluru Statement website
Yoorook Justice Commission (Victoria) 
What is Decolonisation? (The Conversation)
The Courage to Feel Uncomfortable (The Conversation)
NAIDOC Week website

Saturday 2 July – Grasslands walk with a Wurundjeri Elder

As part of our Saturday practice, we we’ll join the Friends of Merri Creek in a cultural walk of Galada Tamboore Grasslands with a Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung elder, followed by a mid-winter picnic. There will also be a regular online sit on Saturday 2 July, for those who can’t attend the walk.

Full event details are on the Friends of Merri Creek website. Bookings are not needed, but you must be fully Covid vaccinated to attend.

Paying our Rent – Donations to Djirra

In recognition that we occupy lands which were never ceded, MZG will pay rent to Djirra, an Aboriginal Community Controlled Organisation who support Aboriginal women in multiple ways, especially in relation to family violence.

Dharma Sharing May to August 2022

From May onwards, we will explore Xin Xin Ming in Dharma sharing.