The  Zen lectures are designed to provide newcomers to Zen a comprehensive introduction to its practice, rituals and purpose. They are usually presented by a teacher and may be held concurrently with our one-day meditation retreat (Zenkai).  There are 6 lectures in total.

Schedule

08.50 am    Arrival for 9.00 am commencement.

09.00 am    Lecture 1

10.30 am    Teisho. Participants will join other members in the main Zendo for a talk by a teacher.

11.15 am    Kinhin walking meditation practice with main group

11.20 am    Zazen meditation practice with main group

11.45 am    Kinhin meditation practice with main group

11.50 am    Zazen meditation practice with main group

12.00 pm    Lunch

01.00 pm    Lecture 2-3

02.25 pm    Break/stretching

02.45 pm    Zazen in main Zendo

03.10 pm    Kinhin

03.15 pm    Zazen in main Zendo

03.30 pm    unless finishing earlier, chanting/clean up/home

 

Details

Zazen: Sitting Meditation
Kinhin: Walking Meditation
Teisho:   Talk by teacher usually on a Koan
Dokusan: Koan practice with students
Interview: Participants that are not formal students can talk with a teacher on any aspect about their practice.
Fees: $30.00 per day or as one can afford     $15.00 pensioners and students.
Fees can be paid directly into our account or on the day of the event
Lunch:   Please bring your own lunch and drinks.
Address: Aspley. Details will be given on application.
Registration: Please fill in the online registration form (link appendix 8)
Note: Please wear neutral tones loose fitting clothing.

* The above schedule is subject to change as appropriate on the given day.

 

Zenkai and Introduction to Zen Lectures Information sheet

Zenkai: Held in a separate room to the Introduction to Zen lectures
The Zen Lectures: Held in a separate room to the Zenkai retreat. Participants will however join the Zenkai for parts of the lectures.
Fees for The Zen Lectures: $30.00 for full day, $15.00 for half day.
Half price concession for full time students and  pensioners. See note below.
Fees for Zenkai: $30.00 for full day, $15.00 for half day.
Half price concession for full time students and pensioners.
Note: All fees can be paid on the day or deposited into our  bank account as below.
As per our policy, no one is excluded from attending our events based on the inability to pay.
Further concessions are available upon request.
Lunch: Bring your own lunch and drinks
Arrival: Please consider arriving 15 minutes prior to the  start of the event.
Registration: Please fill in the online registration form (link append 8)
Location: Unless otherwise stated, Aspley, North Brisbane. Full details will be given after your RSVP
What to bring: Loose fitting clothing that is modest, neutral in colour  and that can be layered such as cardigans or shawls.  Chairs, meditation stools, meditation cushions and mats will be provided.
Cancellations: The Zenkai or lectures can be cancelled at short notice. Please keep an eye on our website. If RSVP’d notice will be given and a full refund provided.

   

Banking details:

Name of Account: Sun Mountain Zen
Account Number: 10166486
BSB: 064 163
Reference: Your name followed by Zenkai or Zen lectures