Zen Meditation Retreat Perth

1 Day

A retreat day including plenty of silence, talks on Zen & contemplative practice, multiple silent 20-minute breath meditation sits, multiple 3-minute walking meditations, and an opportunity for Q&A.
Suited to all levels of experience, from beginners to those with an established practice and understanding.
Upcoming Zen Meditation Retreat Dates :
Sat, 7th Mar 2020
Sat, 25th Apr 2020
Sat, 30th May 2020
Sat, 20th Jun 2020
Sat, 11th Jul 2020
Sat, 8th Aug 2020
Sat, 5th Sep 2020
Sat, 28th Nov 2020

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Zen Meditation Practice

Zazen (sitting meditation) is the practice of stilling the mind through wholehearted attentiveness to the breath.

This steady attentiveness, coupled with the stillness of the body, frees the mind from its ordinary activities of thinking, and daydreaming.

Zen takes discipline and effort. The support of group sitting is a strong encouragement to practice.

Sitting silently with others offers energy, encouragement, enthusiasm, support and the possibility of friendship.

The Benefits of Practicing Zen

When practiced attentively, Zen offers an ever-deepening insight into the oneness of life.

This insight reveals to us our own human potential, challenging us to use this potential in the service of others.

It’s an insight that anchors us in the present moment, clarifying and supporting our readiness to meet the ever-changing circumstances of daily life.

Zen meditation is not a religion but a practice. It gives us a method to put contemplation into action.

It disposes us to not analyse or theorise about spirituality or life. Instead Zen plunges us into the midst of contemplation in which we attune to the reality of the present moment.

A regular weekly Zen Meditation class is offered at our hub.

Retreat Facilitator
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Meath Conlan has been engaged in contemplative and meditation practices in Christian and Buddhist traditions since the 1970’s. In January 1985 while in India, Meath took guidance from H. Enomiya Lassalle, also a Jesuit Zen Master and Ama Samy.

Thereafter Meath became a regular meditator in the Zen tradition, while remaining a committed Christian and Priest.

Meath’s main focus is on the teachings of independent Zen Master Ama Samy, a Jesuit Priest who trained in Japan with his Master Yamada Koun Roshi. The teachings are rooted in Christianity and Zen, and is said to stand in between Hinduism, Buddhism and Christianity.

Zen Meditation Retreat Perth – Session Details

Location :A Place To Just Be, 4A Preston Point Rd., East Fremantle(Google Map)
Retreat Fee :We operate on a Pay From Your Heart basis.
Suggested Payment : $40 per person.
Paying more than this helps cover those that cannot afford the suggested amount.
Booking :Click on your preferred retreat date below.
Or Contact us to book.
What to bring :Comfortable clothing is recommended to assist you in relaxing.
Meditation cushions & chairs are provided. You are also welcome to bring your own meditation props should you prefer.
Bring your own lunch. Tea & coffee will be provided.

Retreats Dates for 2020 – “The Heart Sutra”

The Heart Sutra is probably the most frequently used text in the Mahayana Buddhist tradition (in Japan, Korea, Vietnam, Tibet, Mongolia, Bhutan, China, parts of India and Nepal). The Heart Sutra is regarded as the heart of wisdom, a statement of how things truly are, the key teaching of the Mahayana, or an explanation of Emptiness in a nutshell. In order to understand the actual words of the Heart Sutra, it’s helpful to first explore its background within the Buddhist tradition as well as the meanings of words like "prajnaparamita" and "Emptiness (sunyata)".

Meath will explore the Heart Sutra little-by-little throughout the year of 1-Day Zen Retreats. Handouts will be provided.
  • Sat, 7th Mar 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 25th Apr 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 30th May 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 20th Jun 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 11th Jul 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 8th Aug 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 5th Sep 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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  • Sat, 28th Nov 2020

    9:30am to 3pm

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