Our Group

Tokushima Small

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:

Anja Tanhane
Tom Fisher


Committee Members: The Ordinary Mind Zen Melbourne committee coordinates the running of 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.