Blue Mountains Zen Buddhist Meditation


Our practice is Zazen or seated meditation, the path of practising insight and wisdom.







Blue Mountains Zen Buddhist Meditation

The local Blue Mountains branch of the Sydney Zen Centre


“The heart of Zen training is Zazen. Without Zazen there is no Zen, no realisation, and no application of the practice. On the Zen path, we seek for ourselves the experience of Shakyamuni. However, we do not owe fundamental allegiance to him, but to ourselves and to our environment. If it could be shown that Shaykamuni never lived, the myth of his life would be our guide. In fact, it is far better to acknowledge at the outset that myths and religious archetypes guide us, just as they do every religious person. The myth of the Buddha is my own myth. The path is personal and intimate. We must walk it for ourselves. In this spirit, we invest ourselves in our practice, confident of our heritage, and train earnestly side by side with our brothers and sisters. It is this engagement that brings peace and realisation.” – Robert Aitken Roshi, Taking the Path of Zen