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 they join 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.

This page includes –

  • zoom link details
  • sit schedules
  • bank account details – to contribute ‘bowl money’
  • zoom quick-start guide
  • help contact (at the bottom of the page).

Zoom Links

Saturday ZendoDirect Zoom Link – or use Meeting ID: 885 4725 2254

Password: zazen

Dial-in password for phone when NOT using Zoom app- 276592 


Tuesday & Full Moon sit  ZendoDirect Zoom Link – or use Meeting ID: 862 9634 3914

Password: zazen

Dial-in password for phone when NOT using Zoom app – 964436


Dokusan with KirkDirect Zoom Link

Speak to Colin Briton cbriton@fastmail.fm – or Kirk – to join the doksuan line. 
Further information about doksuan.



Saturday – 10am to 11:30pm – last half-hour dedicated to Dharma sharing.

Tuesday – 6:30pm to 8:30pm – last half-hour dedicated to Dharma sharing.

Full Moon sits – 6:30pm to 8pm – first half hour dedicated to precepts ceremony.


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 Arrangement

Bowl money collected at weekly in-person sits helps us cover costs, including payment for our ongoing site group arrangement with CERES. This arrangement enables us to have regular reduced rate use of use of the Learning Centre, to store cushions and other equipment, and to have input into how the Learning Centre and its surrounds, including the meditation garden, are developed.

We can’t physically collect bowl money at present, so are asking sitters who are financially able 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

Zoom Quick Start – 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 –

Screen Shot 2020-03-23 at 3.27.50 pm

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.

Zoom Quick Start – 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