Our Teachers

Sydney Zen Centre has three teachers, Subhana Barzaghi, Gillian Coote and Paul Maloney, who regularly help members with their practice, conduct ceremonies and lead sesshins. Subhana is at the Annandale dojo on Monday nights for zazen and dokusan. You will be able to sit and receive dokusan with Gillian Coote on Wednesday evenings. Paul Maloney mostly teaches with Sydney Zen Centre members who live in the Blue Mountains.

Maggie Gluek, roshi has a deep and long connection to the Sydney Zen Centre. Jane Andino is an apprentice teacher with the Blue Mountains Zen group and is supervised by Paul. Will Moon is an apprentice teacher supervised by Gilly. Peter Bursky is an apprentice teacher supervised by Subhana & Allan Marett in Adelaide. They are part of a collegiate of teachers, which includes the SZC teachers. Maggie, Jane, Will and Peter occasionally relieve Subhana and Gilly on Monday or Wednesday evenings, teach, or co-teach, at sesshins and supervise some other programs on our calendar.

All of our teachers adhere to the Diamond Sangha Teachers Circle Ethics Agreement