Dharma Study Workshop

Responses to the recent SZC member survey indicated that there was an appetite amongst the sangha for more dharma study. In response to this, Allan Marett is happy to offer dharma study workshops once a month on Saturday afternoons at our Annandale dojo. Over the last couple of years, he has successfully run monthly workshops of this type at his home in Ashfield, and will now extend these to the wider sangha. The initial focus of the workshops will be The Record of Linji. A description of this text, plus many useful resources can be found here.

The dates and times for dharma study workshops are:

Saturday 14 July –  1.00pm to 4.00pm

Saturday 11 August – 1.00pm to 4.00pm

— No Dharma Study in September —

Saturday 13 October 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Saturday 10 November – 1.00pm to 4.00pm

Please put these dates in your diary if you’re interested in attending.

Each month Allan will send out a reminder email asking you register your intention to attend. Registration is essential because the workshop will be cancelled if there are fewer than three takers.

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
11/08/2018 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
11/08/2018 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
13/10/2018 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
10/11/2018 1:00 PM 4:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
11/08/2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
11/08/2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
13/10/2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
10/11/2018
1:00 PM - 4:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale

Allan Marett was appointed an apprentice teacher in the Diamond Sangha in 2011. He has co-taught sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi, Paul Maloney and Maggie Gluek. He also offers dokusan at Annandale from time to time and gives dharma talks at zazenkai. He also hosts a regular early morning sitting group at his home in Ashfield. Allan began his formal Zen training under Yamada Koun Roshi in 1976. Shortly after the establishment of the SZC, he became a student of Robert Aitken. Subsequently he has studied with John Tarrant, Subhana Barzaghi and other Diamond Sangha teachers. He has a particular interest in pilgrimage and regularly walks the Henro pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan. In 2007, Allan retired from the post of Professor of Musicology at the University of Sydney, where apart from a period as Professor of Music at the University of Hong Kong in the 1990s, he had taught since 1978. His areas of academic interest include Sino-Japanese music history, Australian Aboriginal music and Japanese Noh theatre.