Retreat Registration and Payment
The cost of attending is A$765.00 which covers accommodation and the standard lacto-ovo vegetarian food.
The retreat runs for 8 days from Saturday January 13th to Sunday January 21st, 2018. If you wish to attend, please:
The preferred payment method is by electronic funds transfer (bank transfer) or you can pay with your credit card via Paypal. Paypal payments attract a $18.00 surcharge to cover the merchant fee collected by Paypal.
To enable us to accurately track incoming payments please email us after payment:
Step 1 - Bank transfer your payment into our account
Please contact us if you need time to make the retreat payment in installments.
Step 2 - Email us with the payment details
Please confirm your payment by sending an email to with the following information:
Don't forget to complete an online application form.
Please email us at and we'll send you a Paypal invoice for payment via Paypal's online secure payment gateway. Paypal payments attract a $18.00 surcharge to cover the merchant fee collected by Paypal. Please note that in the interest of security Open Way Zen neither sees nor stores any credit card information at any point in time.
Other payment methods
If you can't pay via bank transfer or Paypal please drop us an email and we can work out an alternative method of payment.
Because we have to buy food before the retreat, you will forfeit your A$250.00 deposit if you cancel after Friday January 5th
Anything that you have paid in excess of the A$250.00 deposit will be refunded in full
Special food requirements
Please tell us by no later than Friday December 29th 2017 of any special dietary requirements. We strongly encourage you to go with the standard lacto-ovo menu unless you have a medical condition that requires special foods. Such food items may incur an additional charge unless you bring your own.
Please arrive at the Retreat Centre after 3pm and no later than 4pm. Please allow for the fact that the road between Mudgeeraba and Springbrook (Route 99) will be closed for repair – this means you will have to travel via Nerang on Route 97 (Exit 69 / Nerang-Murwillumbah Road).
There will be an orientation in the meditation hall on retreat procedures and the retreat, as well as instruction on seated and walking meditation, and other matters relating to the practice.