Sesshin is a Japanese term meaning 'to settle the Mind, to touch the Mind, to convey the Mind'.


The term is used in Zen Buddhism to describe intensive periods of zazen meditation and dokusan that take place over a period of days, traditionally seven.

Sesshin encourages deepening of practice.

Usually, the ZGWA holds two sesshins each year:

  1. a non-residential Summer Sesshin, and

  2. a residential Spring Sesshin held over seven days at Balingup, located in the South West of WA. 

The ZGWA 7-day Spring Sesshin

Origins Centre in Balingup

25 September - 2 October 2021

led by

Ross Bolleter Roshi and Mari Rhydwen Roshi​

For more information and before registering please click here to read the sesshin flyer. The flyer contains important information regarding your attendance at the sesshin.

To register click here. Registration closes Friday 17 September.     


If you have any queries about the Spring Sesshin, contact the ZGWA's Sesshin Coordinator, Lisa Callahan, at