Weekly Group Meditation

The Melbourne Zen Group meets twice weekly for zazen (sitting meditation).

Members of the public are welcome to join us for group zazen, however if you are new to the Melbourne Zen Group, please consider booking in for a free orientation session as part of your visit.  These sessions are usually one-on-one, and are intended to help newcomers understand the shared ritual form that supports our group practice.

Zazen times

  • Tuesday from 6:30pm to 8:30pm (on the 3rd Tuesday of each month, the last half hour of the session is devoted to group Dharma discussion – please note that in August, Dharma discussion will be on Tuesday 23 August instead of Tuesday 16 August)
  • Saturday from 10am to 12pm (except last Saturday of the month – pease notes that on Saturday 6 August regular group mediation will be replaced by zazenkai with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi – bookings essential)

As a courtesy to other sitters, please plan to arrive at the dojo approximately 15 minutes before zazen commences.


The group also meets twice monthly for longer meditation meetings known as zazenkai.

More about zazenkai


All our regular meditation sessions are free of charge, however donations towards rental costs are welcome. We suggest a donation of $5 ($3 concession) per session, or a weekly contribution of $6 ($4 concession) if you attend two or more sessions a week.


All group meditation is held at our Brunswick East dojo, unless otherwise stated.