Zen Open Circle Events
The important thing that we do in each other’s company is discover more profoundly who we really are…And of course by that very fact we open up the same possibility for those whose company we share. We are here to learn to shine our spirit. Like every sentient being, we are star stuff – so why not live up to that?Roshi Susan Murphy
An Australian Zen Community
The Zen Open Circle began 15 years ago as a group meeting on a Sydney Verandah. Since then ZOC has grown into a diverse community with members across Australia.
Zen Open Circle invites you to join us at one of our upcoming events.
“The teisho of the actual body is the harbour and weir, where human eyes gather… This is the most important thing in the world.” Dogen
We acknowledge that every place we walk, sit down, drink, eat breathe and sleep within this continent Australia is not a ‘thing’ but country – a lived mystery of the sentient kinship that creates every detail of place, held in mind and tended by the tens of thousands of generations of people who walk before and with us. We just accept our indebtedness to them, past, present and future, with respect and gratitude for this 60,000-year deep tap-root in time and refined awareness.