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

May 2024

Thursday 2nd

Zazen and Training in Compassion discussion

Sunday 5th

Sit on Country at Kaarta Gar-up

Tuesday 7th

Telephone dokusan with Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Thursday 9th


Thursday 16th


​Sunday 19th

Online dokusan with Mari Rhydwen Roshi followed by Council Meeting

Thursday 23rd



Sunday 26th

Walking meditation in Whitfords

Thursday 30th

Zazen and Precepts sharing

Every Day Zen 2024 

Mari Rhydwen Roshi will be leading this year's Everyday Zen (EDZ) from 6th to 16th June at St. Paul's and "A Place to Just Be" in East Fremantle. Please click here to view the EDZ flyer and registration information. 

Sit On Country

Our monthly 'Sit on Country' will be on Sunday, 5th 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

Training in Compassion 

Nick will lead a Training in Compassion discussion at St. Paul's dojo on Thursday, 2nd May, based on the 12th slogan: "Drive all blames into one."

Wobbly Pot

The latest edition of Wobbly Pot Autumn-Winter 2024 is out now.

Online Dokusan

Mari Rhydwen Roshi will be offering online dokusan (personal interviewvia Zoom on Sunday, 19th May 2024 from 6 am to 8 am (WSDT). Registration closes on Thursday, 16th May or earlier if a maximum of 10 participants is reached. To register, please click hereDana offering is encouraged for attendees.

Precepts Sharing 

Britta will lead a Precepts sharing session at St. Paul's dojo on Thursday, 30th May, based on a precept or paramita.

Walking meditation 

Mark will lead a walking meditation in Whitford Nodes Park on Sunday, 26th May from 8 am to 9 am

Membership and Donation


Thank you for your support by renewing your ZGWA membership for 2023-2024. Your membership fees and dana contributions help towards the support of sangha member's practice and the financial viability of ZGWA. If you would like to to become a new member of ZGWA or to support ZGWA by donation, please click here.

The Zen Group of Western Australia is a lay-Buddhist organisation founded in 1982 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 1982 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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