Full Moon Precept Ceremony

Full Moon Ceremony give us a chance, on the full moon, to reflect on one of the ten Precepts we take up as Zen Buddhists. We discuss, for example, the Precept of not killing, or not indulging in anger, with members of the sangha. We speak from the heart about our own daily experience with each Precept and listen deeply to the reflections of others. All sharing is confidential.

Precepts for contemplation:

April 10 & 12, 2017: Not sparing the Dharma Assets

June 12 & 14, 2017: Not Indulging in Anger

August 7 & 9, 2017: Not Defaming the Three Treasures

December 4 & 6, 2017:  Not Killing

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
09/08/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
09/08/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/12/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/12/2017 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
09/08/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
09/08/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
04/12/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Subhana Barzaghi - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
06/12/2017
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale

Gillian Coote, co-ordinating teacher of the Sydney Zen Centre, met Robert Aitken Roshi in l980, regularly attending his annual sesshin in Sydney as well as training periods and sesshin in Hawai'i. She also studied with John Tarrant and Subhana Barzaghi, from whom she received dharma transmission in June 2004 at Kodoji, Temple of the Ancient Ground. Gillian has been involved with developing sangha at Sydney Zen Centre since the early '80's, organising sesshin, editing SZC's journal, Mind Moon Circle, and building Kodoji at Gorricks Run with her husband, architect/builder Tony Coote, over many years, inspired by their experience of sangha building at the Ring of Bone Zendo in California in l982. She trained with Joanna Macy and for fifteen years was the co-ordinator of the Sydney branch of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship. She has practised with Thich Nhat Hanh, attending his artists' retreat in Ojai, CA and joining his pilgrimage to Buddhist sites in India and Nepal; she directed and produced 'The Awakening Bell', a documentary film made during his visit to Sydney. Gillian is a social documentary filmmaker, writer, grandmother and bush regenerator.