Teacher: Subhana Barzaghi Roshi
Assistant Teacher: Wayne Rankin
‘Sesshin’ means to touch, settle, and actualise the ‘heart-mind’ – mind that is reality itself, radiant and full, empty of loss or gain. The Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin is an opportunity to participate in a seven day traditional, silent residential Zen retreat in the company of dedicated and supportive fellow practitioners – a priceless opportunity to drop away from ordinary concerns and fall back into meeting your life breath by breath with compassionate, open awareness. To support this process each day includes extended periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, interviews with the teacher, dharma talks, and work and rest periods.
Subhana Barzaghi has been practising meditation for over 30 years and has trained with Aitken Roshi in Hawaii, John Tarrant Roshi and with Yamada Koun Roshi in Japan. Subhana received Dharma transmission from her teachers in 1996 as a Roshi in the Diamond Sangha. Subhana is a guiding teacher for the Sydney Zen Centre and is a psychotherapist in private practice.