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Sesshin Registration and Payment

The cost of attending is A$680.00 which covers accommodation and all food.

Dates

The sesshin runs from Saturday June 24th to Saturday July 1st, 2017. If you wish to attend, please:
(i) complete an online application form here and
(ii) pay a deposit of at least $100.00 by no later than June 11th 2016.
Please pay the A$580 balance of the sesshin fee by no later than June 18th 2016.

In previous years the available places have filled up fast. Places will only be reserved once a deposit is made and a completed application form is lodged.

Payments

The preferred payment method is by electronic funds transfer (bank transfer) or you can pay with your credit card via Paypal. Paypal payments attract an $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

Account name: Open Way Zen Brisbane
Bank: Westpac Banking Corporation
Branch: Milton, Brisbane
BSB: 034072
Account No.: 145327

Step 2 - Email us with the payment details

Please confirm your payment by sending an email to with the following information:

  1. Your name (plus the name of the account if different to yours)
  2. BSB and account number from which payment was made
  3. Amount of payment
  4. Date of payment
  5. Electronic receipt or confirmation number

Don't forget to complete an online application form.

Paypal (and Credit Card) payments

Please email us at and we'll send you a Paypal invoice for payment via Paypal's online secure payment gateway. 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 cannot pay via bank transfer or Paypal please drop us an email (address is above) and we can work out an alternative method of payment.

Cancellations

If you have to cancel after June 18th, we won't be able to refund your A$100.00 deposit unless another person can be found to take your place for the full week. If we can find a person to take your place, a A$20.00 administration fee will be deducted from your refunded deposit. Anything that you have paid in excess of A$100.00 will be refunded in full, even if we can't find a person to take your place.

Arrival Time

Please arrive at the Retreat Centre after 3pm and no later than 4pm.

  • A list of rooms will be drawn up on the whiteboard in the dining hall, please select a room you would like to stay in.
  • Please sign a hard copy of an indemnity form which will be available in the dining hall
  • You should also select a place to sit in the meditation hall (zendo) when it has been set up. You can do this by leaving your meditation gear or a personal item in the selected place.
  • In the small room next to the dining hall a roster of jobs will be posted - please sign up for some jobs

There will be an orientation in the meditation hall on sesshin procedures and the retreat centre. Thereafter there will be instruction on zazen (seated meditation), kinhin (slow walking meditation) and other matters relating to the practice.

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