The Bellingen Zen Group was created to support participants in practicing the path of awakening by providing an environment where people can learn and practice Zen meditation with an emphasis on learning how to use practice in our everyday life. Although our practice orientation is Buddhist, we welcome people from any background who wish to take up our approach to Zen training. In this process, we are guided by the Group’s teacher, Ellen Davison.
Davison has been practicing Buddhist Meditation for over
30 years, in both the Zen and Vipassana (Insight)
traditions. After travelling and practising with teachers
in Japan, India and North America she moved to Hawaii
where she studied with Robert Aitken Roshi, founder of the
Diamond Sangha. In Australia she continued her studies in
the Zen tradition with Aitken Roshi, John Tarrant Roshi
and Subhana Barzaghi Roshi. Ellen's interest in Buddhist
teachings has also led her to continue to explore the
practice of Insight (Vipassana) and Inquiry with
Christopher Titmuss and Patrick Kearney.
Early morning meditation - The
early morning meditations are held every Monday, Wednesday
and Friday from 6am to 7am at the Bellingen Yoga
Studio at the rear of
Sunday morning Zen meditation -
Every Sunday morning from 8:45am to 11am the Bellingen Zen
Group meets for two half hour sittings with walking
meditation in between. Then we have an informal
reading of a chapter of a chosen book on Zen followed by a
discussion of the chapter. All are welcome.
Zen meditation instruction and orientation can be
provided if you wish. A donation of $5 is requested
to help pay for rent and other costs.
If you have any questions about the Bellingen Zen Group or our activities, please don't hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org