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.

 Sesshin Dates - 2022


Autumn  -  4 to 7  March 

     Spring  -  1 to 8   October      ​

The ZGWA Autumn Sesshin Update

Online - 4 to 7 March 2022

As a consequence of the recent announcement that WA's borders will remain closed 'indefinitely' Mari Rhydwen Roshi will be unable to co- lead the sesshin at the Epiphany Centre, Rossmoyne, Perth, from the 4th to 9th March. 

The sesshin will now be co-led online by Ross Bolleter Roshi and Mari Rhydwen Roshi over the period; Friday evening 4th March to Monday afternoon 7th March.

An updated sesshin flyer and registration form are being prepared and will be uploaded to this site as soon as possible.  

In the meantime, if you have any queries about the sesshin, please contact the Sesshin Coordinator, Phillip Mcnamara (on Thursdays at St Paul’s, or send an email to