In addition to weekly two-hour meditation meetings, the Melbourne Zen Group also has two slightly longer meditation meetings each month:

  • Saturday zazenkai on the last Saturday of the month, 9am to 1pm

Saturday zazenkai often includes a talk by a sangha member or visiting teacher, or a recorded dharma talk by a Diamond Sangha teacher. Details of upcoming talks can be found on our home page.

  • Full moon zazenkai on the Friday closest to the full moon, 7pm to 10pm

Full moon zazenkai incorporates a ritual contemplation of the Buddhist precepts. Full moon zazenkai dates are listed at the bottom of this page.

Zazenkai dates and times sometimes change to accommodate other group activities such as workshops and retreats. Please double check our home page for any changes, before attending zazenkai.


Zazenkai is usually held at our Brunswick East dojo. Any changes in location will be noted on our home page.


Our suggested donation towards venue costs is $5 ($3 concession) per session, or a weekly contribution of $6 ($4 concession) if you attend two or more sessions a week.

Full Moon Zazenkai Dates

16 August
13 September
11 October
15 November
13 December