Sesshin & Workshops

Autumn Sesshin with Susan Murphy Roshi

 Saturday 5 April – Saturday 12 April 2014

Casa Pallotti (near Millgrove, Yarra Valley)


Sesshin’ means to touch, settle, and bring forth your ‘heart-mind’ – the most natural mind, reality itself, radiant and full, empty of loss or gain. The Melbourne Zen Group Autumn Sesshin is a seven day traditional, silent, residential Zen retreat in the company of dedicated and supportive fellow practitioners – a priceless opportunity to drop ordinary concerns and taste the real depth and joy of your singular life, breath by breath, with simple, compassionate awareness. To recover and focus this quality of mind, each day includes extended periods of seated meditation and walking meditation, dokusan (meeting with the teacher about practice), teisho (dharma talks), and work and rest periods.

Susan Murphy Roshi trained with John Tarrant Roshi and with his Dharma heir Ross Bolleter Roshi, as well as with Aitken Roshi himself, receiving transmission in 2001 from both teachers. She is founding teacher of Zen Open Circle in Sydney as well as teacher for the Melbourne Zen Group, and author of Upside Down Zen (Hachette Livre Aust., 2004; Wisdom USA 2006) and Minding the Earth, Mending the World (Picador Aust., 2012; Counterpoint USA 2014).

Please book early to secure your place and facilitate planning.

Early Bird Rates apply until 9th March.


Further Details and Application Form (pdf)


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