AZC Sitting Schedule

  • All sittings are held at 52 Princes Street, Onehunga.
  • Please contact us (or call 550 4383 or text 027 314 9440) before you attend your first sitting.
  • If you arrive late, please enter the zendo during kinhin (you can sit in the dokusan waiting line in the back room until then).
  • From non-members - that is, those not making a regular pledge - a donation is requested at each visit to help cover expenses. 
  • To learn more about AZC Membership, visit our Membership page.
Monday 7:00-8:00 p.m.

Discussion session and one round of informal sitting.

Tuesday and Friday 6:00 - 7:15 a.m.


Two 30-minute rounds of zazen (ending at 7:00), followed by a brief chanting service. Dokusan is offered on Tuesdays. Zendo also open for informal sitting from 6:00 - 7:00 a.m. on Wednesdays and Thursdays.


Tuesday 7:00-8:45 p.m.

The format alternates from one week to the next, being either:
  • Three 25-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin. The first round is guided, and newcomers are invited to bring questions about their practice to a group instruction session (in another room) in the second round. After the third round we have a ten-minutes chanting service.
  • OR one 25-minute round of zazen with kinhin followed by a teisho or Dharma talk.
After this, we offer refreshments. 


Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.

Three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin and dokusan


Sunday 8:30-10:30 a.m.

Three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin and dokusan. Refreshments. Teisho will be offered on some Sundays; check the calendar.


All-Day Sittings for 2014

2 March
15 June
5 October (UPDATED and combined with Kannon Day ceremony, which has been shifted from 14 Sept).
23 November