Rohatsu Sesshin

Friday 2nd  to Wednesday 7th December

This sesshin is led by Maggie Gluek, roshi and held at the Annandale zendo.

Rohatsu celebrates the Buddha’s awakening. This moment outside of time is traditionally commemorated in time on December 8. At sesshin we commit ourselves in turn to the Buddha’s timeless path of practice and realisation.

Our five-day non-residential sesshin will be held at Annandale, beginning Friday evening December 2 and running through lunchtime on Wednesday December 7. There will be a final online sitting in the early morning of December 8, the date of Rohatsu proper.

Participants can choose to attend full-time or in specific blocks (early morning, morning, afternoon, evening) on specific days. This flexible structure is designed to accommodate the demands of peoples’ busy lives, particularly at this time of year.
The schedule includes zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and teisho.

All participants are asked to attend Friday evening for the opening of sesshin, unless there are exceptional reasons not to.

Supper will be provided Saturday-Tuesday evenings, and breakfast on Saturday-Wednesday mornings.


COST

Full Time: SZC member $330, Non-member $400
Part time: SZC member $18 per block, Non-member $22 per block

Rohatsu flyer & application form

Rohatsu application form is an interactive pdf. Please fill out the blocks of sitting you wish to attend and send it to Jill Steverson with full payment by November 25  jillsteverson@gmail.com

 

SZC will hold 4 sesshins in 2023:

Autumn Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Subhana Barzaghi & Maggie Gluek
Friday April 7 – Friday April 14  (incl. Good Friday and Easter Monday)
Contact: Stephen Crump stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au

Winter Sesshin via Zoom, led by Jane Andino & Peter Bursky
Friday June 9 – Wednesday June 14 (incl. Queens Birthday)
Contact: Pablo Scodellaro pablo.scode@gmail.com

Spring Sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday September 23 – Saturday September 30
Contact: Julie Robinson julesandco@live.com.au

Rohatsu Sesshin at Annandale, led by Paul Maloney  (non-residential)
Saturday December 2 – Friday December 8
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
02/12/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
02/12/2022 7:00 PM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
03/12/2022 6:30 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
04/12/2022 6:30 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
05/12/2022 6:30 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
06/12/2022 6:30 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
07/12/2022 6:30 AM 11:30 AM Maggie Gluek
02/12/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
02/12/2022
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
03/12/2022
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
04/12/2022
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
05/12/2022
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
06/12/2022
6:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
07/12/2022
6:30 AM - 11:30 AM - with Maggie Gluek - at

Maggie Gluek has been a dedicated member of the Sydney Zen Centre for many years and is part of the collegial teaching team. She received Dharma transmission from Subhana Barzaghi roshi in April 2015, after being an apprentice teacher in the Diamond Sangha from 2003. She has co-taught sesshin with Subhana and Gillian Coote, offers dokusan at Annandale when the opportunity presents itself and gives dharma talks at zazenkai, including with the Canberra Zen Group. She began Zen practise in 1983 at the Minnesota Zen Meditation Centre, while on leave in her home town. Upon returning to Australia, she found the Sydney Zen Centre and took up formal koan study with Robert Aitken Roshi. She continued her study with John Tarrant and completed it with Subhana Barzaghi. She has long experience of leadership in the sangha. Maggie has degrees in literature and psychology. She is married with two adult children and several grandchildren.