Zazenkai

On the third Sunday of the month SZC offers an extended meditation experience (zazenkai) at our city zendo.

Zazenkais are half a day of intensive zazen and a Dharma talk, from 8.30am to noon. All are welcome. If you have not practiced with us, please arrange an orientation before attending a zazenkai.

Coming together to do zazen for an extended period provides an opportunity to deepen our practice. Zazenkai can be an introduction to longer practice, and is a good preparation for sesshin (retreats) where we sit for multiple days. Zazenkai is a rich practice format that includes a dharma talk given by a teacher or senior student, a sutra service, extended zazen and dokusan (interview with the teacher).

2018

December – There is no zazenkai this month

2019

January 20 Dharma talk by and dokusan with Jane Andino

February 17 – Dharma talk by Helen Redmond and dokusan with Gillian Coote, roshi

March 17 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Maggie Gluek, roshi

April – No zazenkai this month (Autumn Sesshin)

May 19 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Subhana Barzaghi, roshi

June 16 – Samu (work practice) at Annandale replaces zazenkai this month. There will be zazen from 8.30am, a Dharma talk at 9.30am by Gillian Coote, roshi and work practice till 4pm. Bring some food to share for lunch

July 21 – Possible Study group in the morning with Subhana Barzaghi, roshi

August 18 – Possible Study group in the morning with Gillian Coote, roshi

September 15 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Paul Maloney, roshi (tbc)

October 20 – AGM with potluck lunch replaces zazenkai – 9-10am zazen, meeting starts at 10.30am

November 17 – Dharma talk by and dokusan with Maggie Gluek, roshi

December – There is no zazenkai this month

 

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
20/01/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Zazenkai 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/01/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Jane Andino, apprentice teacher 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/02/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/03/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/05/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/07/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Subhana Barzaghi 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/08/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Gillian Coote 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/09/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Paul Maloney 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/11/2019 8:30 AM 12:00 PM Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/01/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Zazenkai - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
20/01/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Jane Andino, apprentice teacher - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/02/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/03/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
19/05/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Subhana Barzaghi - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
21/07/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Subhana Barzaghi - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
18/08/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Gillian Coote - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
15/09/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Paul Maloney - at 251 Young Street, Annandale
17/11/2019
8:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek – Friends Dojo - at 251 Young Street, Annandale