Sun Mountain Zen 

In person and online Sesshin – Clouds Mapleton
15 -22nd September 2024

Sesshin [literally ‘touching the heart-mind’] is our annual multi-day retreat and highlight of our event calendar. All students of Sun Mountain Zen are invited to participate. The venue this year in in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland town of Mapleton at Clouds Retreat Centre. Non-students may participate depending on meditation experience. Please consult with a teacher before applying.

Details:

Schedule:     As per below
Teachers: Cecilie Lander, Sue Wolter, Richard Herps & Richard Warner
When:  15th September to 22nd September, 2024.
Where:  ‘Clouds’ Mapleton and Online
Cost: To be advised.
Bring: Loose fitting warm clothing that is neutral in colour and that can be layered such as cardigans or jumpers. Please bring a shawl or blanket. Meditation mats, cushions, stools and chairs will be provided. Please bring your own bedding, details will be mailed to you.
Register: Please fill in the on-line registration form indicating whether attending in-person or online and what times and days if attending in-person as well as any dietary needs
Cancellation:  Please note: as Sesshin requires a minimum number of participants to proceed, it may be postponed or cancelled if insufficient registrants at time of due-date. In this unlikely event, all registrants will be advised and offered full-refund.If you are at all unwell or have gastrointestinal or respiratory symptoms we request you do not attend so as to avoid passing on illness to others. In such an event, a full refund will be offered and you can participate online.

   

Sesshin Schedule – Example from Previous Year Only to be Updated. 

First Day

9:00 a.m.    Arrival

09.25 am    Enter Zendo

09.30 am    Sitting

09.48 am    Kinhin

10.00 am    Cautions

10.45 am    Kinhin

10.50 am    Sitting

11.15 am    Kinhin

11.20 am    Sitting

11.45 am    Kinhin

11.50 am    Sitting

12.00 pm    Lunch / Break / showers / optional sitting

01.55 pm    Enter Zendo

02.00 pm    Sitting

02.25 pm    Kinhin

02.30 pm    Sitting

02.55 pm    Kinhin

03.00 pm    Sitting begins with dokusan

03.25 pm    Kinhin/ stretching / Break / dokusan continues

03.45 pm    Sitting / dokusan

04.10 pm    Kinhin

04.15 pm    Sitting

04.40 pm    Afternoon recitations

05.00 pm    Evening meal followed by evening break

06.25 pm    Enter Zendo

06.30 pm    Sitting begins

06.55 pm    Kinhin

07.00 pm    Sitting with dokusan

07.25 pm    Kinhin

07.30 pm    Sitting with dokusan

07.55 pm    Kinhin

08.00 pm    Sitting with dokusan

08.25 pm    Closing recitation

 

Second day to Penultimate day

06 :00 am    Drum Bell

06.25 am    Enter Zendo

06.30 am    Sitting begins

06.55 am    Kinhin

07.00 am    Sitting with dokusan

07.25 am    Kinhin

07.30 am    Morning Recitation

07.45 am    Breakfast

08.15 am    Samu (work period)

08.45 am    Samu ends

09.25 am    Enter Zendo

09.30 am    Sitting

09.48 am    Kinhin and set up for Teisho

10.00 am    Teisho

10.45 am    Kinhin

10.50 am    Sitting

11.15 am    Kinhin

11.20 am    Sitting

11.45 am    Kinhin

11.50 am    Sitting

12.00 pm    Lunch / Break / showers / optional sitting

01.55 pm    Enter Zendo

02.00 pm    Sitting

02.25 pm    Kinhin

02.30 pm    Sitting

02.55 pm    Kinhin

03.00 pm    Sitting begins with dokusan

03.25 pm    Kinhin/ stretching / Break / dokusan continues

03.45 pm    Sitting / dokusan

04.10 pm    Kinhin

04.15 pm    Sitting

04.40 pm    Afternoon recitations

05.00 pm    Evening meal followed by evening break

06.25 pm    Enter Zendo

06.30 pm    Sitting begins

06.55 pm    Kinhin

07.00 pm    Sitting with dokusan

07.25 pm    Kinhin

07.30 pm    Sitting with dokusan

07.55 pm    Kinhin

08.00 pm    Sitting with dokusan

08.25 pm    Closing recitation

Final day

06.00 am    Drum Bell

06.25 am    Enter Zendo

06.30 am    Sitting with Sosan Dokusan

06.55 am    Kinhin

07.00 am    Sitting with Sosan Dokusan

07.25 am    Kinhin

07.30 am    Closing ceremony

08.15 am    Samu (work period)

09.00 am    Samu ends

10.00 am    Brunch

011.00 am    Final clean up

12.00 pm    home

 

Banking details:      

 

Name of Account: Sun Mountain Zen
Account number: 10166486
BSB: 064 163
Reference: Please insert your name followed by ‘2023 Sesshin’