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
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 2018
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!
Upcoming Retreats - ZAZENKAI AND SESSHIN
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM KU SANThis year we have held several short retreats and a 5 day Sesshin in May. Our next retreat will be a 3 day Sesshin from 27th-30th September.If you have tried Zen for some years and feel ready to adventure into attending longer retreats, this will be possible next year and you will have time to organize your time off work and personal commitments, dates to be announced soon.The 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.Sunday morning mindfulness meditation for people with chronic illness, chronic pain and other long-term issues that restrict enjoyment of life have been successfully running since February. I have called for volunteers to help support this program and to help new people attending for the first time to feel welcome.Volunteers need not attend every Sunday but only when they have time. There is no charge for anyone for these days. I HAVE BEEN GIVEN THE USE OF THE ROOM FOR FREE, which would cost $50 normally.I think that volunteers who can attend will see the power of meditation enhancing peoples lives. This will give everyone who attends an opportunity have more meditation practice as well.I hope to see you sitting in Zen on some of these days.Warm Regards to all Zen studentsRoshi Ku San Barry
Proposed schedule 2018
One day Zazenkai Saturday 21st July
3 day Sesshin Thursday 27th -Sunday 30th September
5 day Christmas Sesshin Thursday 27th December-Monday 31st December