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Ordinary Mind Zen School Sydney, located in North Sydney, offers a Zen Buddhist approach to cultivating mindful awareness and presence in the activities of daily life.
It is open to beginner and experienced practitioners and people of all traditions. The group is evolving a style of Zen Buddhism that is adapted to Western temperaments and ways of life but maintains the rigour and discipline of its traditional roots.
Everyone is welcome to join us for our activities. We offer meditation two times a week, multi-day meditation intensives (sesshin) two times a year, and one day sitting (zazenkai) several times a year.
Before visiting the centre, it is advisable to contact our teacher, Geoff Dawson, to arrange an interview. If coming for the first time, it is a good idea to come early, around 6:15 PM, to get a feel for the centre and speak with Geoff about procedures.
It is also important that you use the registration forms on these web pages to sign up for weekend activities such as Zazenkai and Dharma Dialogue. Registration helps the organisation of each event, and also means that you can be contacted if for any reason the event is cancelled or rescheduled.