Photo: Nathan Anderson.

But first: Please check for our new email address!

If you’re on our email list, all emails will now be coming to you from, rather than from individual committee members. We’ve also found that some emails have gone to people’s spam/junk mail folders. If that’s happened to you, please add us to your primary inbox or mark our emails as ‘not spam’.

There’s a lot happening through the Adelaide Zen Group in the next couple of months. Here’s a roundup of ways you can join us and practice with us, both online and (hopefully soon) in person in the coming weeks:

Thursday 17th of February marks an online Full Moon ceremony with Allan Marett Roshi.

In the full moon ceremony, we’ll sit together and then have a group discussion, taking one of the precepts as our subject. This is a great way to both practice with the group and take a first look at other aspects of Buddhist practice, ways we can bring our practice with us off the cushion and into our lives every day.

The AZG Weekend Intensive (Online): this year, the Summer/Autumn Intensive will be held online for the first time, on Saturday the 5th – Sunday the 6th of March. This is two day of intensive practice between 9AM and 5PM Adelaide time. As well as an opportunity to take some extended time for practice, the intensive will be led by apprentice teachers Imelda Carson and Steve Wigg.

If you’ve been sitting with the group and would like to try a longer period of practice without committing to a full retreat of several days, an intensive is an ideal place to start. You can come for the full two days, one day, or blocks of half days.

And, while we’re sitting online this time around for COVID safety reasons, it’s also a chance for people who wouldn’t normally be able to be with us in person to join us from wherever you are.

If you’re on the AZG mailing list, check your recent emails – and fill in the online application form to reserve your space. If you’re not on the list, or have questions, please contact us to stay up to date on our events.

Please Stay in Touch

Again, if there’s anything you’d like to ask about, or if you’re just curious about joining us and finding out what Zen meditation is about, please contact us. We’d love to have you along to a session and we’ll arrange for an experienced member of the AZG to show you the basics of meditation.

Online-Only Sitting Continues Throughout February – Join AZG in the Zoom Zendo!

The AZG committee met on Sunday 30/1, and we agreed that all sitting will remain online for the month of February, a precaution we’re taking due to the ongoing COVID situation in South Australia.

The good news is that sitting online has been big a success in January. We’ve welcomed new people to sit with the group and we’ve found ways for members to have dokusan, one-on-one meetings with AZG teachers, via Zoom and by phone.

Here’s a reminder of the AZG online sitting arrangement for February:

Thursday night sitting will begin at 7PM Adelaide time (NOT the usual 730PM for in-person sitting)

Sunday morning sitting will begin at 9am Adelaide time

All our sittings will take place on Zoom.

If you are already on the AZG mailing list, an email with the link and more details will go out to you in the coming days. Also, please check the Calendar for any other updates.

If you’re not on the list and would like to join us online, or if you have any questions about the plans for the future, please contact us and we’ll keep you updated.

Thanks so much to everyone who’s sat with us in 2022. We’re taking the situation a month at a time at this point. We’ll revisit the situation at the end of February and update you once again.