Contact Information

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Sesshin Registration and Costs

To secure your place at a GMZ sesshin, a deposit is required. To ensure you reserve a place, please make payment into the GMZ bank account and reference the name of the retreat, e.g. June sesshin:  Reduced rates are normally available for members.

GMZ Account: ASB 12-3141-0197680-52 Deposits are non-refundable.

Sesshin deposit: $50.00

Retreat and programme fees are set at a level to only cover the costs of venue rental, food, and overheads. We encourage participants to consider offering dana (Sanskrit = “donation”) to the teacher for his services.  Dana can be given at any time. Offerings  made directly into the GMZ bank account should be referenced as “Dana”.




Friends Meeting House (Quaker Hall)

Friends Meeting House is a practice hall owned by the Society of Friends, sometimes know as “Quakers”. The building contains a carpeted meeting room, paneled walls, a small kitchen, and bathrooms. It is a lovely quiet space for zazen and used by a number of Buddhist groups for meetings during the week.
Friends Meeting House is located near Courtenay Place at 7 Moncrieff St. in Mt. Victoria, Wellington.

Take a left off Kent Terrace onto Elizabeth St, then first right into Moncrieff St. Friends Meeting House is the red brick building in the corner on the left at the end of the street (use the Street View in the Google Map below to see the building). See you there!

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Hataitai Zendo

The Hataitai Zendo is located at Shinko Sensei’s home on Hataitai Road, Hataitai, Wellington, and easily accessible by public transport from the city. The zendo seats up to 10 practitioners and several small children.


Riverslea Retreat

Riverslea is a retreat centre located half way up the Otaki Gorge on the Kapiti Coast. The main lodge is situated above the Otaki River amongst native bush and surrounded by birdsong and riversound. The centre is lovingly maintained by its owners, Lillian and Chris, who have created an eco-friendly and tranquil island for focused practice.

More information is also available on the riverslea website.