Winter Sesshin

Saturday June 9 to Saturday June 16

There just isn’t any kind of night’s sleep in the world to compare with the night’s sleep you get in the desert winter night, providing you’re good and warm in a duck-down bag. The silence is so intense that you can hear your blood roar in your ears but louder than that by far is the mysterious roar which I always identify with the roaring of the diamond of wisdom, the mysterious roar of silence itself, which is a great Shhhh reminding you of something you’ve seemed to have forgotten in the stress of your days since birth. I wished I could explain it to those I loved, but there weren’t any words to describe the nothingness and purity of it.

–  Jack Kerouac, Dharma Bums

The Sydney Zen Centre winter Sesshin will be led by teachers Paul Maloney and Jeff Ward.

ENQUIRIES
Jillian Ball

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
09/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
09/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
11/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
12/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
13/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
14/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
15/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
16/06/2018 12:00 AM 11:00 AM Paul Maloney 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
09/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
09/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at Kodoji, Upper MacDonald Valley
10/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
11/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
12/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
13/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
14/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
15/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW
16/06/2018
12:00 AM - 11:00 AM - with Paul Maloney - at 'Kodoji', Gorricks Run, Upper Macdonald, NSW

Paul Maloney 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 is the teacher of the SZC Blue Mountains group, and the SZC Canberra Group. 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.