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Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk

Sunday Meditation and Dharma Talk, New Time – 4 pm We’re now meeting at 4 pm on Sundays at Open Mind Zen Melbourne for a 30-minute meditation and Dharma Talk by one of the OMZ Teachers. If you need meditation instruction, we recommend you contact us for a...
Life as Koan Zen Retreat

Life as Koan Zen Retreat

Life as Koan Zen Retreat, October 27th through 30th, 2021 This residential retreat will focus on applying methods similar to those used to solve Zen koans to everyday life situations, such as perplexing psychological, relationship, or other issues. The primary focus...
Selves in a Box Workshop

Selves in a Box Workshop

Saturday, August 21st, 2 pm to 6 pm his fun and fascinating workshop will employ the Box of Selves, a deck of cards that are derived from the Voice Dialogue Method of Hal and Sidra Stone. It is an easy way to access parts of the Self that are disowned or unconscious...

The Importance of the Teacher in Zen

The 36th Patriarch, Great Master Yaoshan, visited Shitou and asked him, “I understand the 12-part teachings of the 3 Vehicles for the most part, but I hear that in the south they directly point to the human mind, see their natures and become Buddhas. This is still not...

The Difference Between Knowledge and Practice

Today vast amounts of information are easy to obtain. Choice is endemic. If we are interested in meditation we can access the teachings of thousands of years in a few short seconds and soon be reading hundreds of pages of the sayings of ancient masters. It’s a...