Winter Sesshin

Friday June 11 to Wednesday June 16 (including Queen’s Birthday June 14)

This is an online sesshin held via Zoom and led by Jane Andino, apprentice teacher. Jane has been a student of Paul Maloney’s for many years, and was invited to be an apprentice teacher in 2018. She is a leader in the Blue Mountains Zen group, and also works as a musician. Paul is a Diamond Sangha teacher with 50 years experience of Zen practice in both Australia and Japan, and has been teaching at the Sydney Zen centre since 2002.

Winter sesshin starts on Friday evening and finishes at midday on Wednesday. There are four blocks of zazen per day: Early morning, Late morning, Afternoon and Evening.

Participants can sign up for any blocks, but are urged to take advantage of the long weekend and sign up for the full Saturday, Sunday and Monday sittings.

Attending the opening of sesshin on the Friday evening is mandatory unless there are exceptional reasons not to. This is the first online sesshin that the SZC has held so we want to ensure that you understand how the schedule will work and can ask any questions about technical aspects before the sesshin begins.

The schedule will include online zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and a teisho every evening, all from the comfort of your own home. Please set up a quiet place in your home, so you can sit comfortably and without distraction.

Attending sesshin at home is a wonderful opportunity to integrate your zazen and work/home practice. As we move between the blocks of zazen and the demands of a busy schedule, we find how to be unbusy in all our activities.

Full sutra service –MP3 recording

COST

SZC member – full time: $130
SZC member – per block: $10

Non SZC member – full time: $190
Non SZC member – per block: $15

Enquiries and bookings: Pablo Scodellaro pablo.scode@gmail.com

Sesshin Application form here
This is an interactive form, please tick your sitting blocks for each day on page 3 and send to Pablo.
To reserve your place, return the application form with full payment by Friday 28 May

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SZC will hold other sesshins during the year:

Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, roshi with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday October 2 – Saturday October 9 (includes Labour Day Oct 4)
Contact: Janet Selby janetselby@bigpond.com

Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by apprentice teacher Jane Andino (non-residential)
Saturday December 4 to Wednesday December 8
Contact: Julie Robinson julesandco@live.com.au

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
11/06/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
11/06/2021 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
12/06/2021 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
13/06/2021 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
14/06/2021 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
15/06/2021 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
16/06/2021 5:30 AM 12:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher
11/06/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
11/06/2021
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
12/06/2021
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
13/06/2021
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
14/06/2021
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
15/06/2021
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at
16/06/2021
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at

Jane began Zen practice in 2006 with a group of Buddhist meditators in the Blue Mountains. At this time she also took up koan study with Paul Maloney, and has continued to study with him since then. Since 2007 she has attended sesshin led by Subhana Barzaghi, Gillian Coote, Paul Maloney, Maggie Gluek and Allan Marett. In 2011 Paul Maloney was invited to be the teacher for the Blue Mountains Zen sangha, and since then Jane has been co-ordinator for the group. She has given dharma talks for SZC group in the Blue Mountains and at Annandale. Jane has a BA(Asian Studies) from A.N.U., but has devoted her working life to music as a pianist and composer, particularly in performance with her husband Ricardo.