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Reverend Doshin Kusan

Forest Way Zen is the third Sotoshu in Australia. At the Way of the Forest Hermitage in Doonan, Sunshine Coast, we practice Zen in the Soto style while maintaining our Diamond Sangha heritage. All new students should arrange an introductory meeting, enabling them to make an informed decision about Zen and understand its relevance in the 21st century, before attending their first meditation sitting.

Winter Sesshin at Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre 2019

Altar at Doonan Zendo, Full Moon Ceremony


Forest Way Zen places emphasis on the ordinary moments of our life and encourages the members to take responsibility for their actions. Students are shown how to examine the relevance of Zen in the 21st century. The aim is to support students to find their own spiritual liberation leading to awakening.

If you’d like to know how to live life with greater purpose, less suffering, and more joy, please contact Forest Way Zen.

Upcoming Retreats  - ZAZENKAI AND SESSHIN

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM REVEREND DOSHIN KUSANThis year's planned 5 day Sesshin at the Bodhi Chan Meditation Centre in August is still to be confirmed due to unforeseen circumstances of the COVID 19 pandemic. In addition we are temporarily suspending regular meetings and intensives.Shorter retreats are for people who are still feeling their way into Zen. These Zazenkai or short retreats help us to develop our deep Zen practice. They help us develop the skills and confidence to attend some longer Zen training.I hope to see you sitting in Zen on some of these days in the future.Warm Regards to all Zen studentsReverend Doshin Kusan

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