When coming to practice at QZC for the first time:
Welcome: this page is designed to provide some basic information for new practitioners, but if you have any questions or would like further information please do contact us.
What to wear: please wear loose, comfortable, modest clothing, such as long trousers or skirts, and short or long-sleeved t-shirts or shirts. No aftershaves, perfumes or strong-smelling lotions, please.
What to bring: sitting cushions and mats (or chairs for those who prefer not to sit on the floor) are provided, but if you have your own cushion or bench that you like to use, please feel free to bring it.
When to arrive: Please arrive 20 minutes before each scheduled session, to help set up, and to be seated on your cushion 10 minutes before the practice session begins. Feel free to ask any questions after the session ends.
Should I get in contact first? Registration for attendance for monthly Saturday morning sessions and for retreats is essential.
Is there a fee? Contributions towards our costs (such as venue hire) are greatly appreciated - the suggested contribution is $10. But cost should never be a barrier to attendance - please pay what you can afford. Please put your donation in the wooden donation box on the table in the entrance way.
Wellbeing: to maintain everyone's health and wellbeing in the current pandemic, we ask that you bring your own water bottle, wash your hands on arrival, use hand sanitizer as needed, and maintain social distancing of 2m between each person. Please take care of yourself and others by staying home if you are feeling unwell.
Supporting our teacher: Zen Master Senshin receives no payment for her teaching, volunteering her time and experience to students and friends on a spiritual path. Should you wish to make a contribution, please see our Treasurer, Shim Kwang, or another senior student.