Classes, Retreats and Events
How To Attend Our Events
Tuesday: Zoom. 7.15pm – 8.00pm meditation (Georgia KoKu Zoom link)
Wednesday: Group Zen Meditation and chanting and talk by Roshi at 6.30pm – 8.00pm at the Doonan Zendo. Ring Kusan for more information or if you would like to attend.
Thursday: Zoom. 7.15pm – 8.00pm meditation (Georgia KoKu Zoom link)
Saturday: Zoom. 7.45am – 9.45am meditation chanting and Teisho (FWZ Zoom link)
Monthly One Day Zazenkai
Saturday 17th February.
Saturday 16th March.
Saturday 20th April.
Sesshin May: Two and Half Days
Friday 17th May 6pm – Sunday 19th May 3pm. As well as meditation, there is Chanting Practice, talks, Oryoki formal meals, Samu practice work, and Dokusan interviews.
Students can make special appointments to see Doshin Kusan any day of the week. Please make on any day of the week. Please make an appointment by text or phone 0407114761.
Multi-Day Retreats (Sesshin)
Way of the Forest Empty Mountain Hermitage holds multi-day (usually 5 days or longer) retreats called “Sesshins”. A Sesshin provides a unique opportunity free from distraction so we can focus our attention on the practice of Zen meditation.
Currently any Sesshin offered is online via Zoom, but it is intended that in-person Sesshin will be run in the near future with covid safety protocols in place, once it is safe to do so.
In-person Sesshin are usually residential in nature and held at a suitable retreat centre.
To be notified of the next Sesshin or to find out more, please contact Doshin Kusan Roshi on: 0407 114 761 or through this website here.
An Intro to Zen Buddhism Workshop
Way of the Forest Empty Mountain Hermitage runs introductory workshops from time to time that are a fantastic way to find out more about Zen Buddhism and Meditation. These workshops are designed for absolute beginners and are free to attend (or you can make a donation should you choose). See details about our next Introduction to Zen Buddhism workshop here.