Friday June 7 to Wednesday June 12 (including King’s Birthday June 10)
This sesshin is led by Jane Andino, roshi and apprentice teacher Peter Bursky. It will be held concurrently at the zendo and online via Zoom. As lay practitioners, we will have the opportunity to explore the connection of our zazen to our work, our home life, our place in the wider world, and our response in compassionate action.
Winter sesshin begins on Friday evening and closes at midday on Wednesday. There are four blocks of zazen per day: Early Morning, Morning, Afternoon and Evening. Participants can sign up for any number of blocks but are urged to take advantage of the long weekend and sign up for the full Friday to Monday sittings. The Annandale dojo is open for Early Morning, Morning and Afternoon blocks, but all Evening blocks are online.
Attending the opening of sesshin on the Friday evening is mandatory unless there are exceptional reasons not to. Dokusan will be offered in the morning and afternoon for those online and at Annandale. For those not booked for online dokusan, this will be a free period for outside kinhin, zazen, reading, or other meditation activity.
At Annandale, Peter will lead the sesshin on Saturday and Sunday, Jane on Monday and Tuesday. Friday evening and Wednesday morning will be only online.
The schedule will include zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and a teisho every evening. Please set up a quiet place in your home, so you can sit comfortably and without distraction. Attending sesshin at home and at Annandale is a wonderful opportunity to integrate your zazen and work/home practice: we find how to be unbusy in all our activities.
SZC member – full time: $350
SZC member – per block: $20
Non SZC member – full time: $450
Non SZC member – per block: $25
Enquiries and bookings: Sean Loughman email@example.com
Sesshin Application form here
This is an interactive form, please tick your sitting blocks for each day (either at the zendo or online) on page 3 and send to Sean.
To reserve your place, return the application form with full payment by
Full sutra service – MP3 recording
SZC will hold other sesshins during 2024: