Sesshin is an opportunity to deepen into stillness, restore your inter-connection and place in the web of life, to build resilience, to see with new eyes, to realise and practice the way of peace and embody this in our world.
Friday 7th to Friday 14th April (including Good Friday & Easter Monday)
This sesshin will be led by Subhana Barzaghi, roshi, with assistant teachers Peter Bursky and Lindy Lee
Mountains and waters of the immediate present
are the actualization of the ancient buddha way. (Dogen Zenji)
Sesshin is an invitation to experience the ancient buddha way. To sit at Kodoji is to know the compassion of the valley, the wisdom of the cliffs, the intimate fellowship of clouds and birds and grassy paddocks. To sit in community with sangha companions is to mutually encourage one another. Thus, amply supported, one can expand into the depths of practice. Zazen–memorably described by Dogen as the dharma gate of great ease and joy—opens the door. Endless heart-ache can be put to rest.
Come to sesshin and walk the green earth. Come and hear the teachings generously offered by the many beings. Come and taste food that is delicious unto itself. Come and adventure into the unknown!
Full Time SZC member $485 Non-member $630
Part time SZC member $70 per day Non-member $90 per day
Early bird date: 24 March 2023 Payment after this incurs a 10% additional fee
Sesshin flyer and interactive application form here
COVID safe: The sesshin will be run on COVID-safe principles. There will be a limited number of participants allowed to attend due to social distance rules and preference will be given to full-time participants. There is very limited indoor accommodation so students will pitch their own tents, bring their own masks and yoga mats. We will be COVID careful, with social distancing, taking great care preparing food, washing and sanitising hands.
Please plan to arrive at Kodoji by 2pm, or earlier! There’s plenty to be done in the way of setting up, putting food away, preparing for supper and organising one’s own tent or sleeping situation.
Contact: Stephen Crump email@example.com
SZC’s other sesshins during 2023:
Winter Sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino, roshi & apprentice teacher Peter Bursky
Friday evening June 9 – midday Wednesday June 14 (incl. Queens Birthday June 12)
Contact: Pablo Scodellaro firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, roshi with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday September 23 – Saturday September 30
Contact: Julie Robinson email@example.com
Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by Paul Maloney, roshi
Saturday December 2 to Friday December 8
Contact: Jill Steverson firstname.lastname@example.org