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.
Thursday 28th March to Thursday 4th April (including Good Friday & Easter Monday)
This sesshin will be led by Subhana Barzaghi, roshi with Qigong led by Bob Rosenbaum, PhD
Robert Rosenbaum is a long term Zen practitioner and Qigong master, Spiritual Director of Medowmind, Sacramento, California. He began learning Dayan Qigong (Wild Goose Qigong) from Master Hui Liu in 1990, he teachers Qigong in US, Finland and Melbourne. Bob received his Ph.D. in clinical psychology at Boston University in 1980 and was clinical Director of Psychology for the Institute for Integral Studies in San Francisco. He is author of a number of books: “That is not your Mind – Zen Reflections on the Suragama Sutra”. “Walking the Way – 81 Encounters with the Tao Te ching”. “Zen & the Heart of Psychotherapy” & “What’s wrong with Mindfulness”.
What is Dayan Qigong?
Qigong promotes wellness by promoting the healthy functioning of the acupuncture meridians – removing blockages and improving the flow of qi, “vital energy.” Qigong is a generic term which simply means “qi practice.” By addressing the whole person, harmonizing body and mind, it plays a vital role in both traditional and modern Chinese medicine. Wild Goose Qigong is one of the most ancient qigong forms as well as one of the most comprehensive. It includes warm-up exercises, acupressure self-massage, two sequences of 64 movements each, and Taoist/Zen meditation.
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!
COST: covers food, accommodation and Subhana’s teaching fee
Full Time SZC member $ Non-member $
Part time SZC member $ per day Non-member $ per day
DANA: Bob Rosenbaum won’t be paid by SZC for his teachings. Instead he will accept contributions from participants for his teachings. Dana is not compulsory, and does not have a rate, that is not the spirit of dana. It is the spirit of generosity. It is anonymous and voluntary according to ones means.
Early bird date: 2024 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: Diana Levy email@example.com
SZC’s other sesshins during 2024:
Winter Sesshin at Annandale, led by Jane Andino, roshi & apprentice teacher Peter Bursky
Friday evening June 7 – midday Wednesday June 12 (incl. King’s Birthday June 10)
Contact: Sean Loughman firstname.lastname@example.org
Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, roshi with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday October 5 – Saturday October 12 (including Labour Day October 7)
Contact: Janet Selby email@example.com