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. During Covid restrictions, times for Saturday zazenkai may vary, and the location may switch between CERES and online. Please check our home page for up-to-date details.

  • Full moon zazenkai on the Friday closest to the full moon – currently 6:30pm to 8pm, online (Tuesday Zendo)

Full moon zazenkai incorporates a ritual contemplation of the Buddhist precepts. The online schedule is: 6:30 to 7pm online precepts ceremony; 7pm to 7:55pm offline sitting and walking; 7:55pm. 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.

If you are new to the Melbourne Zen Group, please book into one of our free orientations before visiting us.

2022 Full Moon Zazenkai Dates

January 21

February 18

March 18

April 15

May 13


July 15

August 12

September 9

October 7

November 11

December 9