Intensive Practice Period: 4-9 July, 2016 June 15, 2016

In early July Allan Marett will once again lead an Intensive Practice Period at the Sydney Zen Centre in Annandale and at his Guanyin Sangha Zendo in Ashfield. Owing to the indisposition of several teachers and the resultant revision of the SZC schedule, the Intensive will on this occasion last only one week and will conclude with a one-day zazenkai at Annandale.

Both full-time and part-time participation is available. Part-timers are asked to sign up for specific periods or blocks of zazen. This retreat provides a wonderful opportunity to increase the intensity of your practice while still accommodating the demands of your everyday life. The schedule will be as follows:

4-8 July (Monday to Friday). Early morning zazen (6.30 am-8.00 am) at Guanyin Sangha Zendo, Ashfield.

4-7 July (Monday to Thursday). Evening zazen at Sydney Zen Centre, Annandale. Monday and evenings will be led by Subhana and Wednesday evenings by Gillian or Maggie, as usual.

9 July (Saturday). One-day zazenkai (9.00 am-5.00 pm) at Annandale zendo. While this zazenkai forms an integral part of the practice period it will also be also be open (subject to places being available) to non-participants.

As in previous years, people who cannot come to Ashfield or Annandale can participate as remote sitters, practicing individually or in groups. The names of all remote sitters who register for the practice period will be read out at the beginning of relevant blocks so as to create a sense of connected community.

Link to download application form: Intensive 2016.rev

Enquiries should be directed to Peter Bursky at: mowerman26@hotmail.com