Weekly Group Meditation

We meet for group meditation on Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm and on Saturday from 10am to 12pm.

Due to Covid, our sits are currently a mix of both face-to-face and online. When not in lockdown, our schedule is currently:

  • All Tuesdays, meet at CERES, with option for sitters to join the dojo online.
  • 2nd and last Saturday of Month, meet at CERES, with option for sitters to join the dojo online.
  • All other Saturdays, group meditation is 100% online

CERES sits are for 2 hours, with the last half hour dedicated to dharma sharing.

If you’re new to the Melbourne Zen Group, please contact us to arrange a free orientation session before you join our meetings.

Links for our online meetings are emailed to group members and to regular non-member sitters.

As a courtesy to other sitters:

  • plan to arrive at the dojo approximately 15 minutes before zazen commences
  • wear dark, un-patterned clothing to minimise distraction.

CERES Covid Safe Plan

  • QR check-in – with paper register also provided.
  • Hand sanitiser at the Learning Centre entrance.
  • All sitters must wear masks inside the dojo.  We have some spare masks on site.
  • Cushions arranged at a density of 1 person per 4 metres square – with a maximum of 17 people sitting indoors.
  • Sitters asked to maintain social distance of 1.5 metres when not wearing masks.
  • Windows and doors open to improve ventilation.

Further notes:

  • Please do not come to the Zendo if you are unwell.
  • We have a laptop set up at CERES to give online sitters a view of the CERES dojo. There will be CERES sitting places that are out of camera-view, however all sitters will briefly be in camera-view during kinhin (walking meditation)
  • Plans may change in response to changing restrictions. Please check back for updates before attending.

Please contact us if you have any questions.