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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Spring Zen Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi

11-18 November 2016, Kallara Conference Centre (near Euroa)

The Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin is a silent, seven-day residential Zen retreat.It offers a unique opportunity to drop away from ordinary concerns and meet your life, breath by breath, with compassionate, open awareness.

Each day includes extended periods of sitting meditation and walking meditation, private interviews with the teacher, dharma talks, samu (work as practice), and rest periods.

Early Bird discounts close Friday, 14 October.

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September Zazenkai Talk

Speaker: Kirk Fisher, Apprentice Teacher in the Diamond Sangha
Topic: Mazu’s “White and Black”
Date: Saturday, 24 September
Time: 9am to 1pm
Place: CERES

Here is a window into one of the ways we can practice together as a sangha. Three dharma siblings strive together, playing the depths but with the lightest of touch. A monk asks: “ Please tell me directly why Bodhi Dharma came from the West!” And what comes forth is a direct, fresh appreciation of life, with all conceptions dropped away.

The talk commences at 12pm. If you are unable to attend all of zazenkai, you are welcome to attend the talk only. Please arrive before the talk commences, wait for the previous sitting round to end, and then enter the dojo quietly and respectfully.

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