Autumn Sesshin

As a measure to prevent the spread of Covid 19, the Board has decided to cancel the Autumn sesshin. All fees will be refunded in full.

 

Friday 9th to Friday 16th April –  including Good Friday, April 9 and Easter Monday, April 12
This sesshin will be led by Subhana Barzaghi, roshi

The Bodhisattva peacemaker Vows are dedicated to cultivating: oneness, healing, diversity, peace and harmony. Zen master Thich Nhat Hanh, adopted the phrase, “There is no way to peace, peace is the way”.

The 3 tenets of a peacemaker are:

  • to penetrate the unknown
  • to bear witness and honor our pain for the world
  • to cultivate compassionate action

Our Earth household with the cycles of drought, raging devastating fires, followed by torrential rain is under threat. With extinctions occurring rapidly, loss of biodiversity, fueled by climate change we can enact our vows and intentions to manifest wisdom and compassion to protect humans and non-humans alike.

Sesshin is an opportunity to deepen into stillness, restore your inter-connection and place in the web of life, to build resilience, to see with new eyes, to realise and practice the way of peace and embody this in our world.

Sesshin flyer here

Sesshin affords a unique opportunity to deepen and broaden practice. It’s an adventure too! Who ever knows what will manifest in the Dharma realms? Having said that, we can know that there’ll be lots of zazen (“the dharma gate of great ease and joy” as memorably described by Dogen), that feet will walk inside and outside the dojo, that meals will be savoured with focussed attention, that regular interviews and teisho will be on offer, that the beauty and power of Kodoji will hold and inspire us all.

Interactive application form here

Please plan to arrive at Kodoji by 2pm, or earlier! There’s plenty to be done in the way of setting up, putting food away, preparing for supper and organising one’s own tent or sleeping situation.

Note too that Good Friday traffic can be challenging, with (sometimes) long waits for the ferry. So, please allow plenty of time for the journey.


Contact:
 Stephen Crump stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au

 

SZC’s other sesshins during 2020:

Winter Sesshin at Annandale, led by Paul Maloney and Jane Andino (non-residential)
Saturday June 6 – Wednesday June 10 (incl. Queens Birthday June 8) Contact: Zoe Thurner zoethurner2015@gmail.com

Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday October 3 – Saturday October 10 (includes Labour Day Oct 5) Contact: Janet Selby janetselby@gmail.com

Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by apprentice teacher Jane Andino and Paul Maloney (non-residential)
Saturday December 5 to Wednesday December 10   Contact: Lesley Treleaven lesley.treleaven@gmail.com

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
09/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
09/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
11/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
12/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
13/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
14/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
15/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
16/04/2021 5:00 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
09/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
09/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
11/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
12/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
13/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
14/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
15/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley
16/04/2021
5:00 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo, Subhana Barzaghi - at Kodoji, Gorricks Run, Upper MacDonald Valley

Maggie Gluek received Dharma transmission from Subhana Barzaghi roshi in April 2015 . She has been an apprentice teacher in the Diamond Sangha from 2003 and has been part of the collegial teaching team at the Sydney Zen Centre for many years. She has co-taught sesshin with Subhana and Gillian Coote, offers dokusan at Annandale when the opportunity presents itself and gives dharma talks at zazenkai, including with the Canberra Zen Group. She has her own sangha, Friends Dojo, in Wahroonga, Sydney. She began Zen practise in 1983 at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Centre, while on leave in her home town. Upon returning to Australia, she found the Sydney Zen Centre and took up formal koan study with Robert Aitken Roshi. She continued her study with John Tarrant and completed it with Subhana Barzaghi. She has long experience of leadership in the sangha. Maggie has degrees in literature and psychology. Currently she works as a bush regenerator. She is married with two adult children and several grandchildren.

Subhana Barzaghi, a senior resident teacher of the Sydney Zen Centre, has been practising meditation for over 40 years. She has studied in Australia and California with John Tarrant Roshi, in Japan with Yamada Koun Roshi, and in Australia and Hawaii with Robert Aitken Roshi, the founder of the Diamond Sangha. Subhana received Dharma transmission in 1996 from Aitken Roshi and John Tarrant Roshi at our bush zendo, Kodoji Subhana Barzaghi is a qualified and experienced psychotherapist, a mother of two children, and a grandmother. She was a founding member of the 'Bodhi Farm' community in the Northern Rivers region of NSW, where she lived for 20 years. She was also the founder of the Kuan Yin Zen Centre in Lismore. Subhana is a Registered Religious Marriage Celebrant, and also teaches in the Vipassana Insight Meditation tradition. She leads workshops, Zen sesshins and Vipassana retreats at a variety of centres in Australia and New Zealand. Subhana has mentored and appointed eight Apprentice Teachers in the Diamond Sangha tradition.