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

February 2023


Thursday 2nd

Zazen and Dharma talk: Elements of Zen Practice by Nick Arnold

Saturday 4th

Online Zazenkai with Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Tuesday 7th

Telephone Dokusan with Mari

Thursday 9th


Sunday 12th

Sit on Country at King's Park

Thursday 16th

Zazen and Precepts Sharing: Thich Nhat Hanh's 7th Precept of Engaged Buddhism

Thursday 23rd


Sit On Country

Our monthly 'Sit on Country' will be on Sunday, 12th February 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.

Telephone Dokusan

Mari Rhydwen Roshi, is offering dokusan, by telephone, on Tuesday 7th February, from 4-6 pm. To register click here. Registration closes 7pm Sunday 5th February 2023.

Precepts Sharing

Britta Biedermann will be leading the precepts (and tea) sharing session at St. Paul's dojo on Thursday, 16th February. We will be sharing from our hearts, Thich Nhat Hanh's 7th precept: "Do not lose yourself in dispersion and in your surroundings. Practice mindful breathing to come back to what is happening in the present moment. Be in touch with what is wondrous, refreshing, and healing both inside and around you. Plant seeds of joy, peace, and understanding in yourself in order to facilitate the work of transformation in the depths of your consciousness.​"

Online Zazenkai with Mari Rhydwen Roshi

Saturday, 4th February 2023 

The Zazenkai will be held over the period 8:30am to 4:00pm (AWST).  The Zazenkai schedule includes opening words by Mari, Zazen, Dokusan, Chanting and a Dharma talk.
Part-time attendance is possible for those unable to attend the full Zazenkai. If you would like to register for the Zazenkai, please click here.  Registration closes on Thursday 2nd February 2023.

Bunuru (March) Sesshin

 5 days, 3rd - 8th March 2023 


The next ZGWA 5-day Sesshin led by Mari Rhydwen Roshi, will be held at Mt Helena Centre. The Sesshin will include zazen, dokusan, chanting, dharma talks, samu and vegetarian meals.


The venue allows for 14 Private Rooms, plus space for camping. Registration closes on 23rd February 2023. Click here to register for Sesshin. If have any queries, please email the Sesshin Coordinator.

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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