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

March 2023


Thursday 2nd

Zazen and packing up for Sesshin

Friday 3rd - 8th

Bunuru (March) Sesshin with Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Thursday 9th

Zazen and dokusan with Mari

Sunday 12th

Sit on Country at King's Park

Thursday 16th


Sunday 19th

Online Dokusan with Mari

Thursday 23rd


Thursday 30th

Zazen and Precepts Sharing

Sit On Country

Our monthly 'Sit on Country' will be on Sunday, 2nd April at Kaarta Gar-up (Kings Park). We will join with Michael Wright in zazen and kinhin on Whadjuk Noongar Country. Gather at 9.15 am for a 9.30 start beneath the Marri trees to the south of the war memorial. We will finish by 10.30 am, but feel free to bring along a drink and a small snack to enjoy socialising in the shades of the trees afterwards.

Precepts Sharing

Britta Biedermann will be leading the precepts (and tea) sharing session at St. Paul's dojo on Thursday, 30th March. It will be based on Thich Nhat Hanh's 13th precept of engaged Buddhism: "Possess nothing that should belong to others. Respect the property of others but prevent others from enriching themselves from human suffering or the suffering of other species on Earth."

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Telephone Dokusan

Mari Rhydwen Roshi, is offering telephone dokusan on Tuesday 11th April, from 4:00pm-6:00pm (AWST)To register click here. Registration closes Sunday 9th April 2023.



Ross Bolleter Roshi, is leading a 1-day Zazenkai at St. Paul's dojo on Saturday 15th April, from 10:30am-6:00pm (AWST). The Zazenkai schedule will include zazen, chanting, dokusan and an encouragement talk by Ross. Please bring your own lunch, tea and coffee will be provided. To register click here. Registration closes Thursday 13th April 2023.

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, 162 Hampton Road, Beaconsfield, WA 6162. 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.

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