Friday 1st to Wednesday 6th 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 Sydney Zen Centre, 251 Young Street, Annandale, beginning Friday evening December 1 and running through lunchtime on Wednesday December 6. 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 $350, Non-member $450
Part time: SZC member $20 per block, Non-member $25 per block
Rohatsu flyer & application form here
Rohatsu application form is an interactive pdf. Please fill out the blocks of sitting you wish to attend and send it to: Jill Steverson email@example.com
Please return application form with full payment by November 24. Late applications create difficulties for planners.
SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2024:
Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi & Qigong Master Robert Rosenbaum
Thursday 28th March – Thursday 4th April (incl. Good Friday and Easter Monday)
Contact: Diana Levy firstname.lastname@example.org
Winter Sesshin at Annandale & on Zoom, led by Jane Andino & apprentice teacher Peter Bursky
Friday 7th June – Wednesday 12th June (incl. Queens Birthday)
Contact: Sean Loughman email@example.com
Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino, roshi & apprentice teacher Peter Bursky (non-residential)
Friday 6th December – Wednesday 11th December
Contact: Julie Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org