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Sun, 28 May


Zen Open Circle Zendo

Autumn Day of Practice

A full day of Zen practice in Sesshin form open to all ZOC members.

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Autumn Day of Practice
Autumn Day of Practice

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28 May 2023, 6:00 am – 5:00 pm AEST

Zen Open Circle Zendo


This year, we will not be holding our usual Autumn Sesshin due to the unusual pressures of a year

weighted by two fairly monumental events – two Dharma Transmission Sesshins and Ceremonies – the

first, for Kirk Fisher (in Victoria and Melbourne, April 21-19), and the second, taking the place of our

annual Spring Sesshin, for Kynan Sutherland.

However, to make up for the sesshin we will be missing, we are offering a fresh range of full Sangha Days

of Practice – one day of Practice in each of May and November, and a full Weekend of Practice in August

- starting with this first event on May 28, from 6.00am–5.30pm in the established online/offline pattern.

Each of these offerings are culmination to a term of Taking Part in the Gathering, but they will be broadly

open to all ZOC Members on a sign-up basis. Note that the order of signing-up will determine the

possibility of access to dokusan on the day, so don’t hesitate too long…!

We will loosely follow the pattern of the daylight hours of an established online sesshin day, with

zazen, sutras, dokusan, readings and teisho. There will also be an invitation to engage in (optional)

creative work, springing from our ongoing exploration of dana and the paramitas.

Schedule is as follows:

Daily Schedule

Note: Online, and Offline

6.00 Dojo open for optional zazen period, to establish the day

7.00 Breakfast

9.00 Sutras

9.30 Zazen [Telephone Dokusan 9.30-11.00]

10.30 Outside kinhin

11.00 Zazen – with suggestions for creative work

11.30 Lunch

1.30 Zazen

2.00 Teisho and open inquiry

3.00 Open sitting and walking and (optional) creative practice

[Telephone Dokusan 3.00-4.30]

4.00 Reading

4.30 Zazen and Closing Ceremony

5.00 Brief sharing circle

5:30 End


  • Day of Practice

    In the spirit of our Autumn focus on the bodhisattva spirit of the practice of Dana, this event is offered on a Dana-only basis

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