An Introduction to Zen Buddhism Workshop
Introductory workshops are run by Doshin Kusan Roshi from time to time. These are ideal for absolute beginners who would like to know more about Zen Buddhism and Meditation.
What you will learn on an Introduction to Zen Workshop
- The history and philosophy of Zen Buddhism
- Zen in the Modern age
- How to begin practice
- How to sit correctly and comfortably so you can enjoy the meditation practice.
- The Zen liturgy and chanting for this Zen school
- How to feel comfortable in a Zen environment
The benefits of Zen practice
- Zen helps you understand your true self ‘awakening’.
- Zen helps you with practical meditation
- Zen helps in day-to-day life
- Zen helps you learn to become more tolerant of others
About the teacher – Reverend Doshin Kusan Roshi
Rev. Doshin Kusan has been practicing Zen Buddhism and conducting Buddhist retreats on the Sunshine Coast since 1989 . He established a small Zen Buddhist group at that time which became Way of the Forest Empty Mountain Zen Hermitage.
Kusan has conducted many introductions to Zen Buddhism and many zen retreats.
Join with Rev. Kusan for the first of a series of Zen Buddhist workshops.
Rev. Kusan has been practicing meditation and Zen Buddhism for over 47 years. He received transmission as a Roshi in 2015 in the Diamond Sangha tradition which is the largest Zen Buddhist group in Australia. Rev. Kusan has devoted much of his life to the practice of Zen Buddhism.
Rev. Kusan ordained as a Soto Zen priest realizing that he had gathered the much needed skills to act as a priest in Zen Buddhism. Soto Zen is the largest Zen organization In Japan.
AN INTRODUCTION TO ZEN BUDDHISM WORKSHOP
Where: The Introduction to Zen Buddhism workshop can be delivered online or in-person.
Cost: These workshops are offered for free. If you would like to, you are able to offer a donation (dana).
Bookings and enquiries: To book for an Introduction to Zen Workshop or to find out more, please contact Doshin Kusan Roshi on 0407 114 761 or through this website here.
Regular meditation groups, classes and retreats.
Way of the Forest Empty Mountain Hermitage holds regular and on-going meditation groups, retreats and events. You can see details and schedules here.