Winter Sesshin

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.”

COST

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 julesandco@live.com.au

 

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 janetselby@bigpond.com

Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino (non-residential)
Wednesday December 4 to Sunday December 8   Contact: Diana Levy diana.r.levy@gmail.com

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
08/06/2019 9:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher, Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
08/06/2019 9:30 AM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
09/06/2019 9:30 AM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
10/06/2019 9:30 AM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
11/06/2019 9:30 AM 9:00 PM Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
12/06/2019 9:30 AM 5:00 PM Paul Maloney Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
08/06/2019
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher, Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
08/06/2019
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
09/06/2019
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
10/06/2019
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
11/06/2019
9:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street
12/06/2019
9:30 AM - 5:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at Annandale dojo, 251 Young Street

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.

Paul Maloney is a Sydney Zen Centre teacher who practises mostly in the Blue Mountains. Paul began his Zen studies in the late 1950s, and formal zazen in 1966. He went to Japan in 1968 and attended his first sesshin under the direction of Nakagawa Soen Roshi in December 1968. He continued his Zen daily zen practice while studying Aikido and the classical Japanese martial art of Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo, and attended weekend zazenkai at Engakuji in Kita Kamakura. Returning to Australia in 1973 he, together with Leigh Davison and others, formed a sitting group that evolved into the Sydney Zen Centre sangha. He began formal koan study with Robert Aitken Roshi in 1979, and after continued with John Tarrant Roshi and Subhana Barzaghi Roshi. He retired, in 2008, from the Faculty of Engineering, University of Technology Sydney, where he had been a Senior Lecturer and Director of the International Engineering Program since 1995. Prior to that, he had held the position of Assistant Director of the Japan Information and Culture Centre of the Consulate-General of Japan in Sydney since returning from Japan in 1973. He has degrees in Asian history and Western philosophy. He has been a student of classical Japanese martial arts for over forty years. He now teaches Shindo Muso Ryu Jodo, Kasumi Shinto Ryu Kenjutsu and related weapon systems in Sydney and Canberra. His wife, Yayoi, is a teacher of the Japanese Tea Ceremony, chanoyu, which she has been practicing for over fifty years. Paul is the teacher of the SZC Blue Mountains group and is supervising Apprentice teacher, Jane Andino.