Winter Sesshin

Friday June 10 to Wednesday June 15 (including Queen’s Birthday June 13) 

This sesshin is led by apprentice teachers Jane Andino and Peter Bursky, with Paul Maloney, roshi assisting. It will be held concurrently at the zendo and online via Zoom. As lay practitioners, we will have the opportunity to explore the connection of our zazen to our work, our home life, our place in the wider world, and our response in compassionate action.

This sesshin will also celebrate Jane Andino’s path to becoming a roshi. A Transmission ceremony conducted by her teacher, Paul Maloney, followed by an afternoon tea celebration with the sangha will be held on the last day of sesshin – Wednesday 15th at 2pm (arrive 1.30pm), Upper Hall, Annandale Community Centre, 79 Johnston Street, Annandale.

Winter sesshin begins on Friday evening and closes at midday on Wednesday. There are four blocks of zazen per day: Early morning, Late morning, Afternoon and Evening. The Annandale dojo is only open for Morning and Afternoon blocks.

Participants can sign up for any blocks, but are urged to take advantage of the long weekend and sign up for the full Saturday, Sunday and Monday sittings.

Attending the opening of sesshin on the Friday evening (online) is mandatory unless there are exceptional reasons not to.

The schedule will include zazen, walking meditation, sutra recitation, dokusan and a teisho every day.

Attending sesshin near to your home, or online in your home, is a wonderful opportunity to integrate your zazen and work/home practice: we find how to be unbusy in all our activities.

 

COST

SZC member – full time: $150
SZC member – per block: $10

Non SZC member – full time: $220
Non SZC member – per block: $15

Enquiries and bookings: Pablo Scodellaro:  pablo.scode@gmail.com

Sesshin Application form here
This is an interactive form, please tick your sitting blocks for each day (either at the zendo or online) on page 3 and send to Pablo.
To reserve your place, return the application form with full payment by Friday 3 June

Full sutra service – MP3 recording

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SZC will hold other sesshins during the year:

Spring sesshin at Kodoji, led by Gillian Coote, roshi with apprentice teacher Will Moon
Saturday September 24 – Saturday October 1
Contact: Stephen Crump stephencrump@pfsconsulting.com.au

Rohatsu sesshin at Annandale, led by Maggie Gluek, roshi (non-residential)
Friday December 2 to Thursday December 8
Contact: Jill Steverson jillsteverson@gmail.com

Timetable

  Open Time Close Time Teacher Address
10/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino
10/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Maggie Gluek
11/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino
12/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino
13/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino
14/06/2022 5:30 AM 9:00 PM Jane Andino
15/06/2022 5:30 AM 12:00 PM Jane Andino
10/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at
10/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Maggie Gluek - at
11/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at
12/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at
13/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at
14/06/2022
5:30 AM - 9:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at
15/06/2022
5:30 AM - 12:00 PM - with Jane Andino - at

Jane began Zen practice in 2006 with a group of Buddhist meditators in the Blue Mountains. At this time she also took up koan study with Paul Maloney, and has continued to study with him since then. Since 2007 she has attended sesshin led by Subhana Barzaghi, Gillian Coote, Paul Maloney, Maggie Gluek and Allan Marett. In 2011 Paul Maloney was invited to be the teacher for the Blue Mountains Zen sangha, and since then Jane has been co-ordinator for the group. She has given dharma talks for SZC group in the Blue Mountains and at Annandale. Jane has a BA(Asian Studies) from A.N.U., but has devoted her working life to music as a pianist and composer, particularly in performance with her husband Ricardo.