Saturday June 8 to Wednesday June 12 (including Queen’s Birthday June 10)
This is a non-residential sesshin held at the Sydney Zen Centre, Annandale, led by Paul Maloney Roshi and Jane Andino, apprentice teacher.
There are three blocks of zazen per day: 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 Saturday morning is mandatory unless there are exceptional reasons not to.
The schedule will include zazen, walking meditation, dokusan and teisho. As this is a non-residential sesshin, participants will be responsible for their own accommodation. While it may be possible to find billets for out-of-towners, this cannot be guaranteed. Participants will also be responsible for their own lunches. Suppers will be provided on Saturday, Sunday, Monday and Tuesday evenings.
The non-residential sesshins are a wonderful opportunity to integrate your zazen and work/home practice. As we move between blocks of zazen and the demands of a busy schedule, we experience the flow of the dance of the world.
In this sesshin we will be exploring the connection between zazen and our creative being, to find emptiness singing itself. In Hakuin Zenji’s words: “Singing and dancing are the voice of the Law.”
Full Time: SZC member $210, Non-member $280
Part time: SZC member $15 per block, Non-member $20 per block
Enquiries and bookings: Julie Robinson firstname.lastname@example.org
Sesshin Application form here
SZC will hold other sesshins during the year:
Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote
Saturday October 5 – Saturday October l2 (includes Labour Day Oct 7) Contact: Janet Selby email@example.com
Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino (non-residential)
Wednesday December 4 to Sunday December 8 Contact: Diana Levy firstname.lastname@example.org