Awakening your Green Buddha

Now more than ever before we need a genuine greening of the mind.  We are facing climate change and an environmental crisis that affects all beings. This requires an inner and outer transformation to meet the challenges of our time.  To hear the earth’s cry, is to realise there is no separation between our subjectivity and the dark rich earth. The green Buddha mind is a consciousness that recognises it’s own seamless totality with all beings.

The experience and understanding of interconnectedness informs and changes our sense of guardianship and responsibility to this precious green planet of ours.

This zazenkai is a full day of intensive practice and mindfulness

The morning program:

9am Zazen & Sutras
10am Dharma talk on ‘Awakening your Green Buddha’
11.00 Dokusan by Subhana

12.30 – 1.30  Lunch – please bring your own

The afternoon program:

1-30 – 4.30 will include experiential inter-active exercises, outside walking meditation, exploring Koans from the Mountains & Rivers Sutra, a discussion group and sharing.

There is a facility fee of $20 for non-members for participation in the the whole day’s activities. Participants in the afternoon’s activities may also offer dana to the teacher

Dana – Teachers in accordance with a 2,500 year old Buddhist tradition provide their teachings as a gift and rely on your return of that gift in the form of Dana (donation).

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
18/03/2018 9:00 AM 4:30 PM Subhana Barzaghi 251 Young St, Annandale
18/03/2018 9:00 AM 4:30 PM Subhana Barzaghi 251 Young St, Annandale
18/03/2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM - with Subhana Barzaghi - at 251 Young St, Annandale
18/03/2018
9:00 AM - 4:30 PM - with Subhana Barzaghi - at 251 Young St, Annandale

Subhana Barzaghi, a senior resident teacher of SZC the Sydney Zen Centre, has been practising meditation for over 40 years. She has studied in Australia and California with John Tarrant, 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 from Aitken Roshi and John Tarrant in 1996 at the Gorrick's Run Zendo. 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, where she lived for 20 years. She was also the founder of the Kuan Yin Zen Centre in Lismore. Subhana presently lives in Sydney. 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, New Zealand. Subhana has mentored and appointed eight Apprentice Teachers in the Diamond Sangha tradition.