Zoom Zendo

To maintain security of our Zoom Zendo, please don’t share this page, or Zoom details, with anyone outside of the sangha. Newcomers to the group need to connect in through an orientation first before joining us online.

If this is your first time on Zoom, please give yourself at least half an hour before sutras start to get onto zoom and get settled.

There is a help contact at the bottom of this page. Please read the whole page before getting in touch.

Zoom links

Saturday SitsDirect Zoom Link

or use Meeting ID: 415 737 042
Password: zazen (dial-in password – 596959)

Tuesday SitsDirect Zoom Link

or use Meeting ID: 186 051 282
Password: zazen (dial-in password – 825552)



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Form Guidelines for Online Sits

  • Maintain the form as if you are at CERES or sesshin.
    When it’s time to sit, sit. When it’s time for kinhin, walk (if space allows), or stand. When it’s time for tea – drink tea.
  • If you can’t commit to an entire sit, please enter / leave the Zendo during kinhin. Please don’t enter / leave at any other time.
  • Please make sure your sound is muted when you enter the zendo (small microphone symbol, bottom left of the screen – you may need to hover your cursor to see it ). Keep your sound muted during chanting and zazen.

Supporting Our CERES Lease

The MZG’s lease agreement with CERES continues regardless of whether or not we use the Learning Centre for our weekly sits – and CERES relies on the income from this arrangement to help support their running costs, including their various community initiatives

Usually we cover lease costs through bowl money collected at weekly sits. We can’t physically collect bowl money at present, so are asking sitters to instead deposit contributions directly to the MZG bank account.

For convenience you may like to make a monthly contribution, or even a three-month contribution.

Suggested sitting contributions –

  • one week $5 or $3 concession
  • one month $22 or $12 concession
  • three months $66 or $36 concession

Please use the reference bowl money when you make your deposit.

Melbourne Zen Group
Westpac Bank
BSB: 033157
Acc#: 169905


Join using Computer, Tablet or Smartphone app

To Join the Zoom Zendo – click on the relevant Direct Zoom Link at the top of this page.

If you you’ve never accessed Zoom before, you’ll be prompted to download and install Zoom. Follow the prompts to install zoom onto your computer / tablet / smartphone – and then click on the zendo link again.

If you have Zoom on your Computer/tablet/smartphone, clicking on the zendo link will bring up a small pop-up that asks if you want to open zoom.us – say yes!

Zoom will connect you – and may ask if you want to join with computer audio – say yes!

Your default screen on entering the Zoom Zendo may look something like this –

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This screen means that you are in the Zoom Zendo – with video muted.

If you hover your cursor over the screen, you’ll see an option to mute / unmute sound and video the bottom left hand corner – unmute your video.

Please keep your sound muted during zazen and chanting. Also keep your sound muted at other times when you are not speaking (eg. during dharma sharing and tea-and-chat). This helps minimise sound feedback problems.


Join using dial-in phone

To access the Zoom Zendo – dial the zoom phone number  – and then enter the relevant meeting ID and password when promoted. That’s it – you’re in.

Join by phone (Dial by your location)
+61 3 7018 2005
+61 2 8015 6011
+61 861 193 900 Australia
+61 8 7150 1149 Australia
+61 731 853 730 Australia

Meeting IDs and passwords are at the top of this page.

Need more help?

Contact Shannon on 0402 516 407