Mari & Ross2019

Dojo Schedule
    St Paul's Hall 6.30 - 8:30pm

Wearing a face mask at the dojo is optional, but encouraged.


Thursday 1st

Zazen & Dharma Talk by Ross Bolleter Roshi titled:  

Shame and The Zen Way

Thursday 8th


Thursday 15th

Zazen & Precept Sharing: 

Thich Nhat Hanh’s 4th Precept of Engaged Buddhism


Thursday 22nd

Zazen & Silent Illumination Workshop with Kathy Shiels, titled: Embodied Experiencing

Thursday 29th

Zazen & pack up for Spring Sesshin

Sit On Country

Sunday, 4th September

Our monthly Sit on Country at Kaarta Gar-up (Kings Park) with Michael Wright.  We join together in zazen and kinhin on Whadjuk Noongar Country. Gather at 9.15 am for a 9.30 start. We finish by 10.30 am.



Mari Rhydwen Roshi, is offering dokusan, by telephone, on Tuesday 6th September, from 4-6 pm. 


To register click here.

Registration closes 7pm Sunday 4th September 2022.


Ross Bolleter Roshi is offering dokusan by telephone, on Saturday 24th September, from 8am-10am.


To register click here.

Registration closes midnight, Thursday 22nd September 2022.


               ZGWA 2022 Spring Sesshin 

                - 7 days, October 1st - 8th 


The next ZGWA 7-day Sesshin is from Saturday 1st October (afternoon) to Saturday October 8th (afternoon), at Mt Helena Centre (Theosophical Society).


The Sesshin, will be led by Ross Bolleter (Roshi), Mari Rhydwen (Roshi), and Chris Barker (Sensei). The Sesshin will include: zazen, dokusan, chanting, dharma talks and samu. 


The venue allows for 14 Private Rooms, plus space for camper-vans or camping. ​Registration closes on 22nd September.

The Zen Group of Western Australia is a lay-Buddhist organisation founded in 1983 and affiliated with the Diamond Sangha. We meet on Thursdays at St Paul's Anglican Church Hall in Beaconsfield. All are welcome to sit with us.


The Zen Group of Western Australia started in 1983 with a small group of people sitting in a private home in Mt. Claremont, Perth.


Zen, or Chan as it is called when referring to its history in China, is one branch of the great tree of Mahayana Buddhism.

Talks by teachers and Sangha-members are available to listen to online as podcasts.