MZG Spring Sesshin with Subhana Barzaghi Roshi
Friday 8 November to Friday 15 November 2019, Kallara (near Euroa)

The Melbourne Zen Group Spring Sesshin is a silent, seven-day traditional Zen retreat in the company of dedicated and supportive fellow practitioners.

The retreat includes extended periods of sitting and walking meditation, samu (work as practice), rest periods, teisho (Dharma talks) and dokusan (private meetings with teachers about practice).

Wayne Rankin, Apprentice Teacher in the Diamond Sangha, will assist Subhana at this sesshin.


Enquiries: Peter T - mzgbooking@gmail.com
Place Availability - Places are Available
Priority will be given to full-time bookings until 11 October.

You can however apply for a part-time place before 11 October to take advantage of the Early-Bird discount, and to secure your place in the waiting list for part-time places.
Important Booking Dates
Sunday, 15 September - MZG member booking-priority ends

Friday, 11 October - Early-Bird discount ends

Friday 11 October - Part-time places confirmed, if available

Friday, 25 October - Last day to advise of special diet needs

Wednesday, 6 November - All sesshin fees must be fully paid by this date
Orientation to Group Ritual
Group ritual plays an important role in a Zen sesshin - it's what makes a silent retreat possible.

If you haven’t previously sat with the MZG (or another Diamond Sangha group), we ask that you attend one of our orientations to group ritual prior to the sesshin.

Dates for upcoming orientations are available on our website - www.mzg.org.au/group-meditation/sitting-with-us
Meals and Accomodation
Accomodation is shared cabins with some opportunities for individual cabins (based on need). Contact mzgbooking@gmail.com to discuss.

We invite you to put aside personal dietary preferences for the duration of sesshin. Shared vegetarian meals are a part of our ritual. We do our best however, to cater for special diets that are required for health reasons - eg.low FODMAP.
Start and Finish Times
Please arrive between 3pm and 4pm on Friday 8 November, to be ready for a 6pm start.

Sesshin concludes Friday 15 November 2pm-3pm, after lunch and shared cleaning-up of the venue.

Part-time arrival and departure times will be arranged on a case-by-case basis to minimise disruption to full-time participants.
Airport Arrivals
Allow 2 hours for travel between Melbourne Airport and Kallara We’ll do our best to arrange a lift for you from the airport, however if you arrive after 12pm on Friday, we might not be able to help.
Payment
Your booking cannot be confirmed until the MZG receives payment of either your full fee - or at least $60 deposit.

Cash and Cheque payment are by prior arrangement only.

EFT payment is preferred.

Please use the payment reference Nov-Surname.

Melbourne Zen Group
Westpac Bank
BSB: 033157
Acc#: 169905

Please contact mzgbooking@gmail.com to discuss any payment difficulties or special arrangements.
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