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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Friday 26 October, 7pm to 10pm

Full Moon Zazenkai

Full moon zazenkai incorporates a ritual contemplation of the Buddhist precepts.


Saturday 27 October, 12 noon

October End of Month Zazenkai talk:
“The Sound of the Genuine” by Kirk Fisher

The African American civil rights leader and contemplative theologian Howard Thurman wrote, “There is something in every one of you that waits and listens for the sound of the genuine in yourself. It is the only true guide you will ever have. And if you cannot hear it, you will all of your life spend your days on the ends of strings that somebody else pulls.” 

“What is the sound of the genuine?” 

“Where does this guide lead me?” 

(This event is a part of the end of month zazenkai with a sutra service from 9:00am to 9:25am, sitting from 9:30am to 12:00pm. If you can’t make it to the meditation but would like to attend the talk, please arrive at the Learning Centre 5 minutes before 12pm. Enter the room when walking meditation is underway.)


2018 Spring Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi

and Wayne Rankin

The mind is the bodhi tree
the body is the mirror’s stand
the mirror itself is so clean
dust has no place to land.
—Hui Neng, The Platform Sutra, trans. Red Pine (Counterpoint, 2008)


The sesshin is now full. To be placed on a waiting list, please contact the organiser, Peter T <mzgbooking@gmail.com>

Date: Friday 9 Nov – Friday 16 Nov 2018
Venue: Kallara Conference Centre (near Euroa)

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