Dokusan (teacher interview)

Dokusan is a private and confidential interview with a teacher about your Zen practice. It’s a unique opportunity to clarify, share and develop your understanding of Zen.

There is no one way to do dokusan, however it’s best to sit zazen for at least half an hour before going into dokusan. This helps focus your practice and bring a spirit of openness and inquiry to the dokusan room – for your benefit and the benefit of the teacher who is gifting you with their time.

Kirk Fisher, Apprentice Teacher in the Diamond Sangha is currently offering dokusan by Zoom / Phone to members of the Melbourne Zen Group.

Members of the Public and Dokusan

If you’ve started attending our online group meditation meetings but aren’t a member of Melbourne Zen Group, you’re welcome to attend dokusan a few times as part of your initial exploration of zen practice. If, after after a period of around three months, you’d like to continue attending dokusan with Kirk, we ask you that you apply for Melbourne Zen Group membership and contribute more fully to our practice community.

2020 Dokusan Times and Bookings

Kirk is offering Zoom / Phone dokusan on the following days –

Thursday 17 September, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 1 October, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 15 October, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 29 October, 5.30pm-7.30pm
Thursday 12 November, 5.30pm-7.30pm

Dokusan interviews usually last around 10-15 minutes

You can ask for further more information about dokusan, including how to book a place, at the start or end of one of our weekly group meditation sessions.