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3 Day Meditation, Tai Chi, Zen and Yoga Retreat in Maleny Queensland

Zen Buddhist and Yoga Retreat, 32 Boundary Lane, Wootha / Maleny, Queensland, Australia

Meditation and Yoga Retreats Australia

This retreat introduces the guest to a variety of both Zen and Yogic meditations. The program includes full guidance and is led by an Ordained Zen Master and a Certified Yoga & Meditation Instructor and is suitable for both the novice or the more experienced meditation practitioner. The property is secluded, quiet and panoramic and the groups are kept to a maximum of nine. Accommodation, vegetarian meals, and tuition are all included in this one low cost. Meditation takes away anxiety, anger, stress and fear. When these are removed from our lives, then we have the opportunity for the experience of peace and tranquility to arise.

Meet the instructors

Rosalie (Mawar) & Fushin
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  • Zen Meditation Techniques
  • Raja Yoga Meditation
  • Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • Low guest numbers
  • Scenic and Tranquil Location
  • Delicious Vegetarian Meals
  • 2 nights' accommodation

Skill level

  • Beginner
  • Intermediate

Yoga styles

3 days with instruction
Group size: Maximum of 8 participants
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  • Dining area
  • Garden
  • Kitchen
  • Lounge
  • Yoga studio

During this holiday, you will be accommodated in Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat, a panoramic and secluded retreat center overlooking the Conondale Valley and the mountains beyond. The temperate climate there allows beautiful gardens to flourish, bringing in prolific birdlife and fauna.

Kintamani Room

The Kintamani Room has a single bunk on top and a double bed on the bottom and has an ensuite bathroom. It is for a maximum of two people.

Uluwatu Room

The Uluwatu room has a single bunk on top and a double bed on the bottom. It is for a maximum of two people. Two single guests may share the bunk room. The Ubud and Uluwatu rooms share a large bathroom with twin vanities and a separate toilet.

The Ubud Room

The Ubud room has two single beds. It is for a maximum of two people.

The Garden Rooms

There are 2 garden rooms, each with a single bed. It is for a maximum of one person in each room. The Garden rooms share a large bathroom.


The Zen and Yoga programs are combined harmoniously teaching our guests how to live a life of ease, stress-free and how a change of attitude to the world around us and ourselves removes our own suffering.

Day 1

  • 16:00 Yoga Nidra and The Benefits of Meditation
  • 18:00 Dinner and History to Buddhism and Zen

Day 2

  • Noble Silence is maintained from sunrise until breakfast
  • 07:30 Tai Chi
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Raja Yoga Meditation followed by Gentle Yoga Stretch
  • 11:30 Mindful Breath Walking Path
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 13:00 Dokusan - 1 on 1 with the Zen Master (Optional)
  • 14:00 Tai Chi followed by Zazen
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:00 Raja Yoga Meditation - Discussion & Practise
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:30 Tibetan Singing Bowl Meditation

Day 3

  • Noble Silence is maintained from sunrise until breakfast
  • 07:30 Tai Chi & Mindful Breath Walk
  • 08:15 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Raja Yoga Meditation followed by Gentle Yoga Stretch
  • 11:15 Activity on Introspection
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 13:00 Dokusan - 1 on 1 with the Zen Master (Optional)
  • 14:00 Tai Chi followed by Zazen
  • 15:00 Stand up Yoga Flow
  • 15:30 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:00 End of Retreat


Rosalie (Mawar) Allan

Fushin Daijo Yin Chao

Retreat location

This retreat will take place in Wootha, in the Sunshine Coast Hinterland, nearby Maleny and Montville. The Hinterland has many beautiful drives, walks, parks, and waterfalls. It is a very popular bed and breakfast location for the Brisbane market.

The famous Steve Irwin's Australia Zoo is nearby. The area is very beautiful, a lovely way to start any international holiday commencing in Brisbane. There is one acre of gardens where birds, wallabies, and koalas live.


  • Australia Zoo - 20 minutes
  • Caloundra - 40 minutes
  • Brisbane - 1 hour
  • Maleny, 8 kilometers
  • Surf beaches - 40 minutes

This Yoga Retreat is vegetarian-friendly

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The meals are mindfully prepared vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free from thousand-year-old recipes from along the Silk Road.

Each day, breakfast will consist of a toasting item with spreads, cereal, fruit juice, and yogurt. Vegans and dairy-free guests will be supplied with either a chia pudding or a vegan yogurt. Gluten-free guests will be supplied with a gluten-free cereal.

Day 1


  • Mediterranean spinach and ricotta canneloni - Vegetarian
  • Greek salad - Vegan, gluten-free (remove Feta and it is vegan and dairy-free)
  • Homemade bread - vegetarian
  • Vegan, gluten-free option available when advised - chickpea curry

Day 2

Lunch: Make your own salad sandwich or wrap or just enjoy a salad on its own


  • Bengali zucchini and potato curry - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Served with Persian rice - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Raita - a cucumber and yogurt side accompaniment for the curry - vegetarian, gluten-free
  • Fresh fruit

Day 3

Lunch: Zucchini salad, lettuce and egg with bread


  • Entrée: Hommus, Turkish bread and olives (rice crackers for gluten-free guests) - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Moroccan Lentil Tomato Soup (Harira) - vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free
  • Served with homemade sourdough and olive bread - vegetarian, vegan

Day 4

Lunch: Rocket salad, fresh beetroot, feta with wraps served with Hommus

Important info

  • If you are vegan, dairy-free or gluten-free, Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat requires a minimum of 1 week notice prior to your arrival to ensure we have the products for you at hand.
  • For gluten-free guests, 1 loaf of gluten-free bread will be supplied for the 3 and 4-day retreats. 2 loaves will be supplied for the 5, 6 or 7-day retreats.
  • Gluten-free and dairy-free guests, please advise if products that say “May contain……” is a problem
  • Other allergies - you can advise of your allergies and Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat may be able to conform but not in all instances.
  • Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat apologizes in advance if your allergy causes Anaphylactic shock, due to their remote location, they feel it would be irresponsible to accept you as their guest. Thank you for understanding.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

The following drinks are included:

  • Water
  • Coffee
  • Tea

The following dietary requirement(s) are served and/or catered for:

  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Gluten Free
  • Lactose Free
If you have special dietary requirements it's a good idea to communicate it to the organiser when making a reservation

Things to do (optional)

  • Stay an additional night after the retreat for only 75 AUD. This cost includes an evening meal, breakfast, and departure by 10:00 a.m.

What's included

  • Daily morning yoga and meditation sessions
  • Daily Zen Meditation Practices
  • Daily afternoon meditation sessions included Yoga Nidra
  • 2 nights accommodation
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Free pick up from Maleny if required

What's not included

  • Airport transfer

How to get there

Recommended Airports

Arrival by airplane

Please book your flight to arrive at Brisbane Airport (BNE).

Arrival by train

For guests without transport, Zen Buddhist and Yoga Retreat can pick up guests for a small fee of 10 AUD from Landsborough Train Station.

Cancellation Policy

  • A reservation requires a deposit of 14% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.
  • The rest of the payment should be paid 30 days before arrival.

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Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat Mindfulness program commences on the 2nd Friday of every other month, rotated with our Silent Retreat.

Sunday March 21, 2021
(3 days / 2 nights)

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