Welcome to the Hobart Zen Meditation Group Home Page
Mountains & Rivers Hobart Zen provides a structure and support for anyone interested in Zen-related meditation and mindfulness training. (Copy of a printable flier here: MRHZ Handout.pdf)
Our meditation styles are mostly Japanese Zen or Zazen (lit. Sitting Meditation) and what we call "Relaxed Vietnamese" with a strong emphasis on developing mindfulness in daily life (See Readings Page). Different events are done in different styles.
We sit (meditate) on second and last Sunday of each month between 10 AM and 12 Noon at the Hobart Buddhist Meditation Centre, 71 Liverpool St. Hobart (See Venue).
The Sunday Schedule starts with a short period of Sutra chanting, followed by 3 periods of Zazen punctuated by 2 periods of kinhin (or walking meditation).
The group is currently planning longer meditation retreats, and there are community work opportunities undertaken by the group or individuals members in Hobart area.
All welcome! Orientation can be given to newcomers if they come 15-20 minute before the meditation. Please contact us beforehand to ensure someone will be there to meet you.
Further information about Zazen and Zen practice in general may be found in Readings page.
Tasmanian Dharma Yatra 2014
Bookings are now open for the 2nd Tasmanian Dharma Yatra February - March 2014 :-)
Please find in the info & registration form http://hobartzen.org/Tas Yatra 14 Info & Rego.pdf.
The Yatra is being organised by members of Mountain & Rivers Hobart Zen with the help / support / leadership from Ronny at http://yatra.org.au/.
It will also be advertised at http://yatra.org.au/ when Ronny is back from the current mainland Yatra.
For more info have browse of http://yatra.org.au/ and a look at a slideshow from the 1st Tas Yatra here: http://members.iinet.net.au/~ahack/x_Shows/2013-02%20Tas%20Yatra%202013/2013-02%20Tas%20Yatra%202013/album/index.html.
We would appreciate if everyone could circulate this as widely as possible and pass it on to anyone who may be interested.
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