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 and Maggie Gluek, roshi.
The four Bodhisattva vows, recited at every Zen gathering or ceremony, set forth the fundamental aspiration of our Zen practice— that all beings may be liberated.
The many beings are numberless, I vow to save them. On the cushion, this first vow is a matter to be realised for oneself, as oneself. But it is also a matter to be taken up practically, in the world.
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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.
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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
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