Friday 2nd to Thursday 8th December
This sesshin commemorates the Buddha’s realisation. We practice the Buddha Way together – sitting at the zendo or in our homes while being connected online. This gives us a wonderful opportunity to bring our practice into our daily lives.
This sesshin is led by Maggie Gluek, roshi and held at the Annandale zendo.
Rohatsu (8 December) is normally the day on which we, together with Zen communities throughout the world, celebrate the Buddha’s realisation.
Rohatsu sesshin begins on Friday evening and closes at midday on Thursday. Attending the opening of sesshin on the Friday evening is mandatory unless there are exceptional reasons not to. There are four blocks of zazen per day: Early morning, Late morning, Afternoon and Evening. Participants can sign up for any number of blocks but are urged to take advantage of the weekend and sign up for the full Saturday and Sunday sittings.
The schedule will include zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and a teisho every evening.
Our Rohatsu sesshin is an opportunity for us to honour and realise for ourselves the Buddha’s path of liberation.
Full Time: SZC member $150, Non-member $220
Part time: SZC member $10 per block, Non-member $15 per block
Rohatsu flyer & application form
Rohatsu application form is an interactive pdf. Please fill out the blocks of sitting you wish to attend and send it to Julie. Enquiries and bookings: Jill Steverson email@example.com
SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2023:
Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi & Maggie Gluek
Dates tbc (incl. Good Friday and Easter Monday) Contact:
Winter Sesshin via Zoom, led by Jane Andino & Peter Bursky
Dates tbc (incl. Queens Birthday holiday in June) Contact:
Spring Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Dates tbc (September/October) Contact:
Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Maggie Gluek, roshi (non-residential)
Dates tbc (including December 8) Contact: