AZC Sitting Schedule

  • 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.
  • All sittings are held at 52 Princes Street, Onehunga.


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.

Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 - 7:00 a.m.
Informal sitting

Saturday 8:00 - 9:00 a.m.
Informal sitting

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.

* North Shore: There is also a weekly early morning sitting in Bayswater on the North Shore at a home zendo. Call the Centre for details.


Monday 7:00-8:00 p.m.
Discussion session and one round of informal sitting.

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-minute chanting service.
  • OR one 25-minute round of zazen with kinhin followed by a teisho or Dharma talk.
Every Tuesday night we offer refreshments.

Thursday 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Three 35-minute rounds of zazen with kinhin and dokusan.