Rohatsu Sesshin

Friday 8  to Wednesday 13 December.

This sesshin 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 chose 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 Friday 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 Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.

Our Rohatsu sesshin is an opportunity for us to honour and realise for ourselves the Buddha’s path of liberation.

Rohatsu application form here

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
08/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
08/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
09/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
10/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
11/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
12/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
13/12/2017 8:30 AM 9:00 PM Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha 251 Young St, Annandale
08/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
08/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
09/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
10/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
11/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
12/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale
13/12/2017
8:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Allan Marett – Guan Yin Sangha - at 251 Young St, Annandale

Allan Marett was appointed an apprentice teacher in the Diamond Sangha in 2011. He has co-taught sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi, Paul Maloney and Maggie Gluek. He also offers dokusan at Annandale from time to time and gives dharma talks at zazenkai. He also hosts a regular early morning sitting group at his home in Ashfield. Allan began his formal Zen training under Yamada Koun Roshi in 1976. Shortly after the establishment of the SZC, he became a student of Robert Aitken. Subsequently he has studied with John Tarrant, Subhana Barzaghi and other Diamond Sangha teachers. He has a particular interest in pilgrimage and regularly walks the Henro pilgrimage in Shikoku, Japan. In 2007, Allan retired from the post of Professor of Musicology at the University of Sydney, where apart from a period as Professor of Music at the University of Hong Kong in the 1990s, he had taught since 1978. His areas of academic interest include Sino-Japanese music history, Australian Aboriginal music and Japanese Noh theatre.