3 Days The Way of Zen & Raja Yoga Meditation Retreat in Maleny Queensland, Australia

Meditation and Yoga Retreats Australia

Expert tip: This is one of the most popular yoga retreats offered 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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Highlights

  • 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 in English
Spoken languages: English
The maximum participants in the group is 6
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Accommodation

Check-in Time:
14:00
Check-out Time:
16:00

Facilities

  • 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 three 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.

Program

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 Relaxing Yoga Nidra Meditation
  • 18:00 - Dinner and History to Buddhism and Zen

Day 2

  • Noble Silence is maintained from sunrise until breakfast
  • 07:30 Zazen Practice
  • 08:00 Breakfast
  • 10:00 Raja Yoga Meditation followed by Gentle Yoga Stretch
  • 11:00 Dharma Talk:
  • Saturday: What is Zen? and Zazen Practice
  • Sunday: Introduction to Hai Ku's and Koans with Zazen Practice
  • Noon: Lunch
  • 14:00 Dharma Talk:
  • Saturday: Introduction to Kin Hin & Kin Hin Practice
  • Sunday: Recap of Program & Practice of Guests Choice
  • 15:00 Afternoon Tea
  • 16:00 Raja Yoga and Yoga Nidra
  • 18:00 Dinner
  • 19:00 Dharma Talk:
  • Saturday: Introduction to Shikan Taza and Skikan Taza Practice

Instructors

Rosalie (Mawar) Allan
Rose has been studying yoga, meditation, and massage therapy for over 30 years. She believes in keeping the practice gentle, yet challenging, using her knowledge of both the physical and psychological self.
Fushin Daijo Yin Chao
​Fushin began his practice of meditation in the late 1970s and the study of Buddhism in the late 1990s. Ordained as a Zen Buddhist priest, he brings to the program 40 years of knowledge and understanding.

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.

Nearby places

  • 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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Food

The meals are vegetarian. If you have an allergy, the hosts are happy to discuss with you what meals will be served and how Zen Buddhist & Yoga Retreat can work around it together.

The following meals are included:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Drinks

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

  • Vegetarian
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)

The retreat itself will keep you occupied with all day activities but you will have a few breaks to enjoy the acre of parkland gardens, go for a small walk, put your feet up for a snooze or just relax and enjoy the prolific bird life.

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

How to get there

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 100% of the total price.
  • The deposit is non-refundable, if the booking is cancelled.

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

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