7-8pm (followed by a simple tea ceremony). We encourage people to arrive five minutes before 7pm. There are two 25minutes sessions of meditation (Zazen). Paul offers a short comment on themes related to meditation practice.
Orientation, Mediation & Practice days: February 24, March 24, April 28, July 28, August 18, September1, November 24 in 2018
Saturday: 9.30-4.30 (lunch included) providing an opportunity for beginning and deepening a meditation practice.
The structure includes periods of meditation, instruction and community experience of meditation Contribution: $50 concession $35.
For those who live a distance from Dunkeld (CMR) you are welcome to stay overnight or make the day part of a week-end stay.
Cloud Mountain Retreat provides meditation on a regular basis for those visiting or living in the region.
The day provides a community setting in which to practice meditation including a shared lunch.
The day comprises of:
-Introduction for those seeking to commence a meditation practice.
-Orientation to Zen and Contemplative practice.
-Instruction and practice in mindfulness and its application to everyday life.
-Opportunity for personal interview with the teacher around practice matters.
-The experience of meditation in a group/ritual setting.
While the day is designed for local and regional people, a ‘week-end stay’ could include the day in your program stay.
Paul is in training as a Zen teacher under the direction of Roshi Robert Walker (USA). Paul is also a Uniting Church minister and has many years experience in retreat leadership and a teacher in the OASES Graduate School.
Paul and Pauline