Our Sangha (community) is a small but dedicated group of practising students at Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne. By each helping to support the Sangha, the practice is strengthened for the group as a whole.
We hold monthly meditations at Kangaroo Ground, which include reflective talks on Zen practice. We also hold multi-day intensive meditations retreats (Sesshin) with our teacher Geoff Dawson once a year in Melbourne.
Senior Students: Our senior students provide leadership for the group, under the guidance of our teacher Geoff Dawson. Our senior students are:
Committee Members: The Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne committee coordinates our activities and practice. The committee is chaired by our senior students, and other members are:
Stephen Heywood-Smith Committee, Treasurer
Penny Wagstaff Committee
Richard Myles Committee, Website
Adrien Bonnetto Committee
Tom Yakimoff Committee
Sangha Members: For regular attendees familiar with our meditation practice, there is an opportunity to help support the sangha in a range of roles. If you would like to contribute to the running of the group, please speak with one of the senior students.