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Autumn Sesshin – ‘Written in Mountains’

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Autumn Sesshin Invitation: 'Written in Mountains'. This sesshin will expand on our traditional form, with the opportunity to explore the creative heart of Zen through poetry and brushwork.

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Key events in the coming months – Unfolding 2016

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An overview of the opening events for 2016. An expansive year ahead for Zen Open Circle!

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Dharma Talk: ‘The Red Thread of Love’ – Part 1(March 2016)

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Dharma talk from a retreat with the Melbourne Zen Group in March 2016. Exploring the 'Red Thread' of love. Extended discourse on embodiment, interconnectedness, and the Buddha's words on love.

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Great Vows and Other Blessings – March Zazenkai (Day of Practice)

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March Zazenkai invitation. Theme: Great vows and other blessings. Read more...

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Dharma Talk: ‘What’s love got to do with it?’

Dharma talk from our recent Zazenkai in Sydney. Susan Murphy Roshi explores love and the foundations of the Great Vows: ‘Love’ is a word rarely sounded in the literature of Zen. Perhaps it speaks more strongly in this silence, since the Way itself is love – a continuing and ever-unfolding act of love towards this life, this being, and the mystery of the ‘other’.

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Roshi’s Report: New Year Weekend

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News from our New Year Practice weekend at Cloud Mountain in Berry. Swimming, planting, planning...

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‘What’s love got to do with it?’ – February Zazenkai (Full Day Practice)

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Please join us for our February Zazenkai (Day of practice) in Sydney. The topic: 'What's love got to do with it?!' Read more...

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New Year Weekend – Cloud Mountain (Berry)

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Event: New Year Weekend. Join us for meditation, swimming, and tree-planting in this first event for 2016

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Last Zazenkai and Christmas Gathering 2015

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Zazenkai: Please join us for the last of our full sitting days for 2015. It is our final sit together this year and so will include some unusual and important seasonal elements!

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Annual General Meeting 2015

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Zen Open Circle's Annual General Meeting. 29 November 2015 - Sydney. All welcome.

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Dharma talk: ‘The darkness is dark, dark.’ (25 OCT 2015)

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Dharma talk from our recent Zazenkai in Sydney. Susan Murphy Roshi explores Yunmen's comment: ‘Everyone has their own light. If you want to see it, you can’t. The darkness is dark, dark.’ What is your own light? Where is it? For that matter, what is the darkness that is ‘dark, dark’ - and utterly undivided?

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ZAZENKAI and SANGHA MEETING: October 25th

Join us for a one day sit (Zazenkai) October 25th 10am-3pm. Followed by an important Sangha meeting 3pm-4pm. Newcomers welcome.

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