Sesshin 2020 (waitlisted)

Residential meditation retreat: Please read our blog for a description and purpose of a Sesshin.

October 2020: 7-day residential Sesshin 

 18th October to 25th of October 2020


60 James Byrne Road, Highfields Qld 4353 (approximately 2 hours from Brisbane).

Car pooling will be arranged.


Schedule ~ first day of arrival

4.00 pm     arrival and set-up

6.00 pm     Evening meal

7.00 pm     Enter Zendo orientation and zazen

8.25 pm     Closing recitations

Daily schedule 

05.00 am    Drum/ Bell/ Wake-Up

05.25 am    Enter Zendo

05.30am     Zazen

05.55 am    Kinhin

06.00 am    Zazen with dokusan

06.25 am    Kinhin

06.30 am    Zazen

06.55 am    Kinhin

07.00 am    Zazen with dokusan

07.25 am    Kinhin

07.30 am    Breakfast

08.00 am    Samu (work period)

08.30 am    Samu ends

08.55 am    Enter Zendo

09.00 am    Zazen

09.25 am    Kinhin and set up for Teisho

09.30 am    Teisho

10.30 am    Zazen (optional outside extended Kinhin instead of sitting)

11.00 am     Zazen

11.25 am     Kinhin

11.30 am     Zazen

11.55 am     Kinhin

12.00 pm    Lunch / Break / showers / optional sitting

01.55 pm    Enter Zendo

02.00 pm    Zazen

02.25 pm    Kinhin

02.30 pm    Zazen

02.55 pm    Kinhin

03.00 pm    Zazen with dokusan

03.25 pm    Kinhin (20 minute extended kinhin or stretching, dokusan continues)

03.45 pm    Zazen with dokusan

04.10 pm    Kinhin

04.15 pm    Zazen

04.40 pm    Afternoon recitations

05.00 pm    Evening meal followed by evening break

06.25 pm    Enter Zendo

06.30 pm    Zazen

06.55 pm    Kinhin

07.00 pm    Zazen with dokusan

07.25 pm    Kinhin

07.30 pm    Zazen with dokusan

07.55 pm    Kinhin

08.00 pm    Zazen (optional outside extended kinhin)

08.25 pm    Closing recitations

Schedule ~ Last day (7 day sesshin)

05.25 am    Drum/ Bell/ Wake-Up

05.55 am    Enter Zendo

06.00 am    Zazen

06.25 am    Kinhin

06.30 am    Zazen with dokusan

06.55 am    Kinhin

07.00 am    Zazen with dokusan

07.25 am    Kinhin

07.30 am    Closing remarks and closing recitations

08.00 am    Breakfast

09.00 am    Home

Additional Information

RSVP:                                                 Please RSVP by filling in the form below

Fees for 7-day sesshin 2020:         $ 475,00, which includes self catered vegetarian food.  BYO bedding for single mattress bed and towels. 


Sesshin Registration

  • Payment Method:

    Full payment is required prior to the event. Note that we are bound by the refund policy of the venue and refunds may not be possible if cancelled close to the event date. Please deposit funds directly to our bank account as follows:
    Account Name: Pathway Zen
    BSB: 633000
    Account Number: 159764034
    Reference : Your name followed by name of event.


    Events may be cancelled at any time, in which case a refund will be given


    For concession, please contact our treasurer through our e-mail address.