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The Zen Group of Western Australia (ZGWA) was founded in 1983 and is affiliated with the Diamond Sangha. Our group meets weekly to meditate together, and holds various retreats and other events throughout the year.



 Image by Dotsi Burnazova - Spring Sesshin 2016


Thursdays at St Paul's

The ZGWA meets each Thursday for zazen (seated meditation) and other Dharma activities at St Paul's Anglican Church Hall, 162 Hampton Rd, Beaconsfield, from 7 pm to 9 pm. All are welcome to attend. See 'sitting with us' for details of what to expect when you come along. If you are coming for the first time, please arrive at 6.40 pm so you can receive an orientation.

Over the coming weeks our schedule is as follows:

- 30 March: Zazen and chanting

- 6 April: Zazen and talk by Sangha-member Hermann Isaac: 'Zen and Art'

- 13 April: Zazen and Dokusan

 20 April: Zazen and Dharma-sharing




Upcoming Events


See the right-hand sidebar for upcoming events. Below is the flyer for the 2017 Training Period:



Training Period flier May 2017 revised 6Mar v.2


Newsletter Registration





Thursday evenings: activities at St Paul's


First Sunday of each month: Sit on Country


April 1: Fundraising Sewing Workshop


April 29: Bushwalking Zazenkai


May 18 - 27: Training Period


June 3: Soiree


June 22: Memorial Night for Robert Aitken


June 24: Fundraising Sausage Sizzle


July 1: Zazenkai


July 22: Film Night


August 19: Zazenkai


September 23 - 30: Spring Sesshin


October 21: Soiree


November 25: Zazenkai



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