Flexi Sesshin 2022

2022 VIRTUAL FLEXI-SESSHIN
THE HIDDEN LAMP” IN THE TIME OF OMICRON
Theme: Of Women and Zen Wisdom
Commences Saturday 22nd January at 7pm.
 Finishes Wednesday 26th January at 9am.  

Dear Friends of Sun Mountain Zen,

Due to the spread of covid in Queensland, our Flexi Sesshin will be online only. Details can be found below. Please e-mail sunmountainzen@gmail.com if you plan to attend or have any questions. All are welcome.

2022 Flexi Sesshin:

Sesshin (lit: to touch the heart-mind) is a period of intensive meditation practice and training. For this event, participation is ‘Flexi’ – designed to enable integration with daily life. Flexi Sesshin 2022 will incorporate three Zoom sitting periods daily. With individual practice and dokusan to occur at other times – please see the full schedule below, suggested costs as well as links to resources.

Link for all online sessions. (Meeting ID: 224 076 089 Passcode: 358071)
Link to Sutra Sheet

Link to Schedule

2022: DAILY SCHEDULE OF COMMUNITY SITTINGS (via ZOOM)

NB: Please arrange suitable virtual dokusan / interview times directly with your chosen teacher

SATURDAY 22nd JANUARY 2022

06.58 pm                     OPEN ZOOM

07.00pm                      Sitting
07.25                           Kinhin
07.30 pm                     Gatha on Opening the Dharma
Women in Zen, Dharma Talk, Me
Sitting
Closing recitations: Hakuin Zenji’s Song of Zazen, Four Great Vows, Exhortation with Bells, Sampai

09.00pm                      CLOSE OF ZOOM

Sunday 23rd, Monday 24th, Tuesday 25th January 2022

06.58 am                     OPEN ZOOM
07.00 am                     Kentan – Teacher’s Instruction, theme and encouragement for the day
Sitting
07.25 am                     Kinhin
07.30 am                     Sitting
07.55 am                     Kinhin
08.00 am                     Sitting
08.25 am                     Kinhin
08.30 am                     Sitting
08.55 am                     Kinhin
09.00 am                     Focus on Women Zen Masters: Richard W(23rd), Sue (24th), Richard (25th)
                                    Notices
Morning Recitations: Wondrous is the Robe of Liberation; San ki-rai-mon, Three                    
                                   Pure Precepts, Ten Prohibitory Precepts, Sangemon x3; Four Great Vows; Sampai.
~9.30am                      CLOSE OF ZOOM

DAILY SELF PROGRAM OF SESSHIN / SITTING
Adjust according to your own circumstances but make it a time of continuous practice

09.30 am                     Breakfast / Samu (work period)
10.30 – 11.30             Sitting with Kinhin

12.00 noon                  ZOOM for 1 hour 12.00-1.00am:
1.00 pm                       Metta Practice

2.00-3.00pm                Sitting with Kinhin
3.00- 5.00pm               Samu, solitary walk, stretching, free sitting

06.58 pm                     OPEN ZOOM
07.00pm                      Sitting
07.25                           Kinhin
07.30 pm                     Gatha on Opening the Dharma
07.35pm                      Teisho: Selections from The Hidden Lamp
23rd January: Richard Warner
                                     24th January: Richard Herps
                                     25th January: Sue Wolter                                                                                                                                               Sitting
Closing recitations: Hakuin Zenji’s Song of Zazen, Four Great Vows, Final Exhortation, Sampai
09.00pm                      CLOSE OF ZOOM

Wednesday 26th January 2022 Australia Day

06.58 am                     OPEN ZOOM
07.00 am                     Kentan – Teacher’s Instruction, theme and encouragement for the day
Sitting
07.25 am                     Kinhin
07.30 am                     Sitting
07.55 am                     Kinhin

08.00 am                     The Zen Wisdom and Teaching of Sei’un An Roselyn Stone Roshi
Dharma Talk: Cecilie

~08.55 am                   Kinhin

~09.00 am                   Group Sharing and Stories

Sesshin Close: Heart Sutra; Four Great Vows; Sampai.  Closing Bells
~9.30am                      CLOSE OF ZOOM

A note about costs:

Suggested donation is $20.00 per day or part thereof and/or as can afford. This contributes toward ongoing running costs of the Sangha. Preferably, all payments should be deposited directly to Sun Mountain Zen’s Bank Account. Please ensure that you include the description of your payment or event with any deposit you make.

Name of Account:  Sun Mountain Zen
Account Number:  10166486
BSB:  064 163
Reference:  Your name followed by payment description

‘As far as is practical, all financial contritbutions will be held as confidential between the SMZ treasurer and individual participant. Costs should not be a hindrance to our practice. No student will be refused the teachings based on costs. All of the costs associated with Zen practice at Sun Mountain Zen are suggested costs. We aim to sponsor anyone not able to afford an activity related to our practice’