The Dunedin Zen Group

Welcome to the web page of the Dunedin Zen Group. The DZG is committed to supporting Zen practice and training in Dunedin, and in NZ/Aoteaora. The group supports practice by arranging weekly practice sessions (zazen), as well as offering longer half day sits (zazenkai) and regular retreats (sesshin). We also have a small lending library. If you are interested in Zen, or in learning more you are welcome to contact us at the address below, or to come along on Wednesday night to our regular practice session. We meet at 7 pm at 37 James Street, North East Valley. There is no charge, but please make a donation towards costs. And if this is your first visit please try to come at least ten minutes early. E-mail:

The group is a part of the Diamond Sangha, and we are fortunate to have Glenn Wallis Roshi available as a Zen teacher to support practice. While we practice in the Diamond Sangha Zen lineage, everyone is welcome and we regularly have friends from other traditions sit and practice with us.


Tuesday night Beginners has ended for the year and will start up again in 2014. When we know when its starting up again, the date will be posted up here.


For 2014 Wednesday evening Zazen is held at 37  James St NEV.  1 km up North Rd, turn right at the ‘Makers Place’ church into James Street. There will be a sign up on the door. It’s good to arrive a few minutes early so we can be under way by 7pm. Please park on the downhill facing side of James Street.
Attendance no charge but donation appreciated.

Spring Sesshin Registration 2013

This year our Spring Sesshin will be a 7 day Sesshin running from Friday November 29th to Friday December 6th, with a weekend only option from Friday November 29 through to December 1st. Deatils are on the Calendar of Events.

A Download link for the Rohatsu Sesshin 2013 Registration Form is available here.


To download general information about Sesshin in Dunedin please download our  General Sesshin Info sheet.


“We live our life and it passes, like flowing mist.

This moment, all lives right now as you.

But being tethered to feelings and sense of self we miss the actual,  the only, the exquisite play.

Zen Sesshin is the time to let all be, and still without requirement.

To taste deeply that which has always been on offer.”

    – Glenn