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 10th to Friday 17th April – including Good Friday, April 10 and Easter Monday, April 13
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 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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
SZC’s other sesshins during 2020:
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 email@example.com