Barry Farrin Roshi
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.
This year we are planning to hold a number of celebrations to mark 30 years of Forest Way Zen teaching and leadership by Barry Ku San on the Sunshine Coast. All those who have been associated in this work, whether as students, supporters, or friends, are invited to participate. If you would like to show your personal support, please contact us
Introduction to Zen Buddhism
Two Saturdays In February
Zen is a style of Buddhist training that developed in China as Chan and then found it’s way via Japan to the West. It came to Australia in the mid 1970s. This two-day workshop will run from 9am-12pm on Saturdays 16th and 23rd February 2019 at the Doonan Zendo.
Learn how to use meditation to create calm and peace in your life.
Learn how to sit to minimise stress on the body and how to feel comfortable when sitting in Zen meditation.
Learn the authentic Zen and the values of this tradition.
Training is conducted with emphasis on the needs of people living in the 21st century.
This workshop will cover Zen meditation, history and philosophy. After completing this two-day introduction participants will have all the skills they need to practice Zen Buddhism. You will then be welcomed into the sangha at Forest Way Zen.
Barry Farrin Roshi will be conducting this course with the help of senior students.
When: 16th and 23rd February at 9am-12
Place: Doonan Zendo
COST: $60 for both days reading material will be provided.
All fees will be donated to Bodhgaya Development Association in India. Each $100 allows a student to attend school for one year and includes one meal a day. This is in the state of Bihar which is one of the poorest regions of India. PHONE 0407114761 for booking.
HOW CAN FOREST WAY ZEN HELP YOU?
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.
Forest Way Zen Care is a special interest group that runs SEPARATELY to our regular Zen programme, helping to alleviate the emotional suffering of people affected by cancer and other life threatening illness through mindfulness meditation. Commencing Sunday 4th February and every Sunday, ongoing at the Maroochy Neighbourhood Centre, Fifth Ave, Cotton Tree from 9.30am-11.30am. Admission is free, no donation required.
If you’d like to know how to live life with greater purpose, less suffering, and more joy, please contact Forest Way Zen.
Regular meditation sittings in the Doonan Zendo 2019
All of the below sessions are FREE but a DANA (Donation) will help the Forest Way Zen continue to run these events.
Please feel free to message us at anytime or call (07) 5471 1332. Thank you!