Saturday 5 to Wednesday 9 December
This sesshin, led by Jane Andino, commemorates the Buddha’s realisation. We practice the Buddha Way together – sitting at our city zendo at Annandale during the day and going home to sleep at night. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to bring our practice into our daily lives.
It will be held at the SZC at Annandale and will be non-residential. While it may be possible to find billets for out-of-towners, this cannot be guaranteed. Participants can choose to attend full-time, or elect to attend for specific blocks (morning, afternoon, evening) on specific days. This flexible structure is designed to accommodate the demands of people’s busy lives, particularly at this time of the year. We ask only that all participants attend on Wednesday evening for the opening of sesshin, unless explicitly excused. We also ask that you maintain your commitment by coming to each block that you have signed up for.
Participants will also be responsible for their own lunches. Suppers will be provided on some evenings.
Yamada Roshi once said, “the basis and central focus of Buddhism is the enlightenment experience of Shakyamuni Buddha.” Rohatsu sesshin is an opportunity for us to honour and realise for ourselves the Buddha’s path of liberation. Buddha’s realisation after seeing the morning star is traditionally celebrated on the 8th of December.
Contact: Lesley Treleaven firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohatsu application form is an interactive pdf which can be found here. Please fill out the blocks of sitting you wish to attend and send it to Lesley.
Photo credit: Morning Star by Joe Flintham CC BY-SA 2.0
SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2020:
Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi and Maggie Gluek
Friday April 10 – Friday April 17 (incl. Good Friday April 10 and Easter Monday April 13) Contact: Stephen Crump email@example.com
Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino and Paul Maloney (non-residential)
Saturday December 5 to Wednesday December 9 Contact: Lesley Treleaven firstname.lastname@example.org