Friday 2nd to Wednesday 7th December
This sesshin is led by Maggie Gluek, 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 five-day non-residential sesshin will be held at Annandale, beginning Friday evening December 2 and running through lunchtime on Wednesday December 7. There will be a final online sitting in the early morning of December 8, the date of Rohatsu proper.
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 Friday evening for the opening of sesshin, unless there are exceptional reasons not to.
Supper will be provided Saturday-Tuesday evenings, and breakfast on Saturday-Wednesday mornings.
Full Time: SZC member $330, Non-member $400
Part time: SZC member $18 per block, Non-member $22 per block
Rohatsu application form is an interactive pdf. Please fill out the blocks of sitting you wish to attend and send it to Jill Steverson with full payment by November 25 email@example.com
SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2023:
Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi & Maggie Gluek
Friday April 7 – Friday April 14 (incl. Good Friday and Easter Monday)
Contact: Stephen Crump firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sesshin via Zoom, led by Jane Andino & Peter Bursky
Friday June 9 – Wednesday June 14 (incl. Queens Birthday)
Contact: Pablo Scodellaro email@example.com
Spring Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday September 23 – Saturday September 30
Contact: Julie Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Paul Maloney (non-residential)
Saturday December 2 – Friday December 8
Contact: Jill Steverson email@example.com