Monday 24th to Sunday 30th of June 2013
Presented by Open Way Zen Brisbane Sangha
The retreat will be led by Peter Genjo Bruza,
one of Open Way Zenís senior teachers, and long time student of Open Way Zenís founding teacher, Zen master Hogen Yamahata.
Springbrook can be cold in June, therefore the schedule will focus on zazen (seated meditation)
and kinhin (walking meditation). In addition, to meditation practice, there will be work periods (samu),
sutra chanting, Dharma talks, as well as breaks for free time.
For full details please choose from the links below:
Cost is $550 which covers all food and accomodation.
Places are limited, early enrollment will ensure you don't miss out.
If you have any questions or enquiries please don't hesitate to e-mail us at
Open Way Zen Brisbane
Cairns Mindfulness Retreat
with Quentin 'Genshu' from Open Way Zen
Saturday 29 and Sunday 30 June
It will be held at the Buddhist centre and will allow for residential and non residential participants.
The retreat will be facilitated by Quentin 'Genshu' who is the lay ordained Zen monk from Open Way Zen. Quentin has been
teaching at the centre for some time and would like to give students the opportunity to practice over this period of time
to deepen their practice of mindfulness within a retreat setting.
The retreat will start at 9am on Saturday and finish at 5pm on Sunday
The retreat will include all meals from lunch on Saturday to afternoon tea on the Sunday. Loose comfortable clothing
is preferred. For catering purposes bookings must be made by 24 June via email to email@example.com
Cost for the retreat is Non Residential: $160 for non members or $140 for members/concession. Please add a further
$25 if you wish to stay at the centre for the Saturday night, if you are staying you will need to bring, sheets, towel
Once you have booked you can pay for the course over the internet, put your initials and May/retreat in the reference box.
* Account Name: Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre
* Bendigo Bank
* BSB 633-000
* Account No 123022832
There are only a limited number of places for residential so book early.
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness
with Quentin Genshu from Open Way Zen - New Course
Wednesday 15 May to 3 July at 6.30pm (8 weeks)
The Four Foundations of Mindfulness teaching of this Sutta of the Pali Cannon is the basic
teaching for Mindfulness Meditation in the Buddhist literature.
It teaches meditation on the body, feelings, perceptions and mental states and is the basis
for the present day 'Mindfulness' practices. Each week we will focus on one part of the teaching
and practice the corresponding meditations and discuss them.
The Wednesday evenings will begin at 6.30pm and last about one and a half hours starting from 15 May.
Quentin has led such meditation evenings previously and the Centre and also held retreats on this in
Manus PNG and regards it as being of great importance for deepening one's understanding for building
mindful awareness practice as taught in the Sutra on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
The cost for the course is $80 for member/concession, $110 non members and $15 per night casual attendance.
Bookings are essential, please email Quentin on:
The course will be held at Khacho Yulo Ling Buddhist Centre, 348 Severin Street, Parramatta Park.
Cairns meditation evening on the Diamond Sutra
The Diamond Sutra is one of the important Prajnaparamita Sutras....wisdom that takes you beyond.
Another famous Sutra of this grouping is the Heart Sutra.
The meditation evenings will consists of examination of and reading the Sutra by chapters and then
meditating on the implications for ourselves of what has been read.
The first evening of the 10 weeks course will revise the basics of mindfulness meditation using what
was practiced last year during the sessions on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness Sutta.
The Wednesday evenings will begin at 6.30pm and last about one and a half hours starting on the first
Wednesday in March.
Quentin Genshu has led such meditation evenings previously and the Centre and also held retreats on this
Sutra in Manus and regards it as being of great importance for deepening one's understanding and building
on the basic mindful awareness practice as taught in the Sutta on the Four Foundations of Mindfulness.
Email Quentin for futher details:
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