Our retreats show you how to simplify life and to find the art of happiness through Zen teachings, yoga & meditation. We offer 3 and 4 day retreats 2 or 3 times per month with a maximum of 6 guests at each retreat. Learn how to let go of the stress of modern life and be in control of your own emotions and actions. We also offer at no cost, spaces for cancer patients as our Zen Master understands the fear of having cancer and how meditation can help to calm the mind. The Zen Centre has panormic views in a tranquil location only 8 klms outside of Maleny. Inspirational teachers for the Novice through to Intermediate Hatha yoga. Foundational teachings suitable for any type of meditation.
The retreats commence on the first & third Friday most months and guests are welcome to stay for 3 or 4 days. Retreat Program
Every other month we run a special Silent Retreat for guests looking to deepen their meditation practice, this commences on the 2nd Friday every other month.
During the 4th & occasional 5th weekend of the month, the Zen Centre is open for Bed n Breakfast guests who enjoy the same delicious breakfast as the retreat guests and are welcome to join the hosts in their own private practice of meditation at 8am and yoga at 4pm.
For inspection of the property, please phone prior to arrival. Thank you.
From the moment you step out of the car, you will feel the compassion and contentment that is wrapped around this property and greeted by smiling hosts. As you gaze around you will feel the peace and tranquillity of the parkland gardens and the panoramic views. Meeting no more than 5 other guests, you will be sure to make new friends, relax and recapture the true essence of your very being and take home with you a new meaning to your life.
During your stay, our yoga teacher Rose will take you through a series of asana’s, building on them each day, giving options to the beginners and challenges to those who have been practising for a while. There are seven personal practices, teaching each guest that there is no space for judgement on ourselves or others. Yoga is not about how flexible you are but where your mind is during the flow.
Zen is not a religion, it is a way of life, it comes to you as a clarity and an understanding. It will not diminish your own faith but enhance it. Our Zen Master Fushin, will give 8 talks discussing how you can recognise your own suffering and a way out of it. Fushin will be available each day after lunch for individual, one on one with the teacher should there be anything personal you wish to discuss.
Together, our meditation instructors, Rose & Fushin will deepen your meditation practice through their own teachings. Fushin will lead you into the world of Zazen and mindfulness. Rose will explain how meditation brings mindfulness into your every day life and teach you the ancient foundation to meditation called Antar Mouna (Inner Silence). Over the weekend you will practice various meditation techniques to help you find the one that works just right for you.
Zen Buddism is not faith based and it is not a religion. It will not impede on your own beliefs. There are no gods or prayers in Zen. Zen is a way of life that will compliment and enhance any religion.
Of course. All guests arrive on the Friday as the program progresses over the weekend. However, you can choose to leave on the Sunday or the Monday.
Some of our guests fly in from interstate, or catch a train from further north, or have driven from a long distance. To enable a smooth departure the following day, guests are able to stay an extra night for only $50 (this includes an evening meal and breakfast).
If you are a cancer patient, we understand the emotional stress you are going through. Meditation can help to calm the mind so you can learn to enjoy the moment today and help you to not focus on the future.
If you would like to join us for a retreat, we do not charge any fee for cancer patients. All you need is a referal from your counsellor to advise us they believe learning meditation will be beneficial for you. At the same time, if you wish to bring along your spouse, they will receive a 10% discount.