Saturday 2nd to Friday 8th December
This sesshin is led by Paul Maloney, roshi and held at the Annandale zendo.
Rohatsu celebrates the Buddha’s awakening. This moment outside of time is traditionally commemorated in time on December 8. At sesshin we commit ourselves in turn to the Buddha’s timeless path of practice and realisation.
Our six-day non-residential sesshin will be held at Annandale, beginning Saturday evening December 2 and running through lunchtime on Friday December 8.
Participants can choose to attend full-time or in specific blocks (early morning, morning, afternoon, evening) on specific days. This flexible structure is designed to accommodate the demands of peoples’ busy lives, particularly at this time of year.
The schedule includes zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and teisho.
All participants are asked to attend Saturday evening for the opening of sesshin, unless there are exceptional reasons not to.
Supper will be provided Sunday-Thursday evenings, and breakfast on Sunday-Thursday mornings.
Full Time: SZC member $, Non-member $
Part time: SZC member $ per block, Non-member $ 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: Jill Steverson
SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2024:
Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi & Maggie Gluek
Friday April – Friday April (incl. Good Friday and Easter Monday)
Winter Sesshin via Zoom, led by Jane Andino & Peter Bursky
Friday June – Wednesday June (incl. Queens Birthday)
Spring Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday September – Saturday September
Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Paul Maloney (non-residential)
Saturday December – Friday December