Brisbane based Sun Mountain Zen offers weekly meditation practice in East Brisbane and Kenilworth on the Sunshine Coast. We also provide comprehensive introductory lectures for beginners and monthly meditation retreats.

Sun Mountain Zen is an intentional Community of Zen practitioners guided by authorised teachers Mervyn Lander Goun-Ken, Cecilie Lander Goen-An, Sue Wolter, Richard Herps and Richard Warner.

Our practice combines elements of both Rinzai and Soto Zen traditions and as such includes Zazen and Koan Practice.

Sun Mountain Zen is a not for profit organisation whose aim is to provide authentic Zen training to all who are interested.

Zen meditation is a non-religious contemplative practice and everyone is welcome irrespective of whether they have a specific religious affiliation or none.

COVID-19 Upate:

  • Please note that many events have been moved online with some being held face to face when restrictions allow. If in doubt, please e-mail
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  • Weekly Monday night sitting is from 7-8:30 p.m. please e-mail or find links to the Zoom address in this recent e-mail or contact us.
  • Monthly Saturday Zenkai  (first Saturday of each month). For zoom please use the same link as for Monday nights or contact us to request link.
  • All are welcome to attend our online Zen Introductory Lectures (beginning Monday March 28th).…/zen-introductory-lectures… The Sosan-no-Hanashi are a series of five introductory lectures providing an overview and entry point to Zen practice.
    Beginning Monday 28th of March (7:00 – 8:30 p.m.) and concluding 25th April; each Monday night we will be led through a lecture by a Sun Mountain Zen Teacher, after which there will be time for discussion. This is a wonderful opportunity for those new to Zen as well as those who have been practicing for some time. All sessions will be online. Please click on the above link for further information and how to register.

Resources during this period to support your participation in online events and daily practice:

SMZ Chant Sheet   (For Monday Evening and Saturday Zenkai)

Sitting Meditation (Zazen) Reminders 

We invite existing and new friends to join us – instruction available on request.