Sesshin Registration and Payment
The cost of attending is A$800.00 which covers accommodation and the standard lacto-ovo vegetarian food.
The sesshin runs for 8 days from Saturday January 12th to Sunday January 20th, 2019. If you wish to attend, please:
(i) complete an online application form here as soon as possible and
(ii) pay a deposit of at least $250.00 by no later than Friday 21st December 2018.
Please pay the A$550 balance of the retreat fee by no later than Friday January 4th 2019.
Places will only be reserved once the deposit is made and a completed application form is lodged.
The preferred payment method is by electronic funds transfer (bank transfer) or you can pay with your credit card via Paypal (noting there is a Paypal surcharge as detailed below).
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
Account No.: 145327
Step 2 - Email us with the payment details
Please confirm your payment by sending an email to with the following information:
- Your name (plus the name of the account if different to yours)
- BSB and account number from which payment was made
- Amount of payment
- Date of payment
- 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. Paypal payments attract an $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 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 4th;
Anything that you have paid in excess of the A$250.00 deposit will be refunded in full if you notify your cancellation by no later than Wednesday January 9th. Refunds for cancellations after that date will be at the discretion of the retreat organisers.
Special food requirements
Please tell us by no later than Friday December 28th 2018 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. (Queensland time). Please allow for the fact that the road between Mudgeeraba and Springbrook (Route 99) may still be closed for repair – this means you would have to travel via Nerang on Route 97 (Nerang-Murwillumbah Road). See the following page for details.
- A list of rooms will be drawn up on the whiteboard in the dining hall, please mark the 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 retreat procedures and the retreat centre. Thereafter there will be instruction on seated and walking meditation and other matters relating to the practice.