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

June 2023


Thursday 1st

Zazen and Dharma talk by Ross Bolleter Roshi titled: "The Dharma of Memory."

Sunday 4th

Sit on Country at Kaarta Gar-up

Thursday 8th

Zazen and Dharma talk by Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Thursday 15th

Zazen (everyone is welcome) and dokusan (EDZ participants only) with Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Friday 9th - 18th

Every Day Zen (EDZ) event led by Mari Rhydwen Roshi

​Sunday 18th

Special Event

Thursday 22nd


Thursday 29th

Zazen and Precepts Sharing

Sit On Country

Our monthly 'Sit on Country' will be on Sunday, 4th June 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 will be leading the precepts (and tea) sharing session at St. Paul's dojo on Thursday, 29th June. It will be based on one of Thich Nhat Hanh's precept of engaged Buddhism.


The latest Autumn/Winter 2023 issue of Wobbly Pot, Zen Group of Western Australia's journal is now available.

Last Sitting with Ross Bolleter Roshi

Thursday, 1st June will be the last sitting session with Ross Bolleter Roshi at St. Paul's dojo, before he officially retires on the 18th June. Ross will be giving a Dharma talk titled "The Dharma of Memory" that evening. There will only be one round of zazen prior to Ross’s Dharma talk, leaving more time for discussion (and reminiscing) after the Dharma talk.


Every Day Zen (EDZ)

Mari Rhydwen Roshi, will be in Perth to lead this year's EDZ event from 8th - 18th June, at 'A Place To Just Be (APTJB)', located in East Fremantle and St.Paul's Hall in Beaconsfield. There are still a few places available, part-time participation may be possible. Registration closes on Sunday, 4th June. Please click here for the EDZ flyer or you may register for this event by clicking here.

 Special Event

A special event to celebrate the occasions, namely 'Ross Bolleter Roshi passing on the Dharma to Mari Rhydwen Roshi' Ceremony, ZGWA's 40th Anniversary and Ross Bolleter Roshi's Retirement, is scheduled for the 18th June at St.Paul's Hall from 1:30 pm to 5:30 pm. Please click here for more information on this special event.

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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