Events

February: 1-Day Zen Meditation Workshop

A beginners' workshop day (experienced meditators also welcome), in a friendly atmosphere of silence, sitting and walking meditation. The history and practice of Zen is explained. Attendees will take home the confidence to continue their own practice.

  • Suggested Donation: $40 (Concession: $30)
  • Saturday, 27 February 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BNSLB
  • BYO Mask, Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

April: Weekend Retreat — "Reflections on the Ten Ox-Herding Pictures"

Dr Meath Conlan, with the assistance of Brendan O’Leary, offer reflections on ten sketches from a twelfth century Chinese Zen Master, portraying the stages in the spiritual journey to enlightenment. They typically mirror where we are in our individual spiritual quest.  In our reflections recognition may come - "AhThat's it! That's me!

  • Facility Charge: $250 (Concession: $225)
  • Friday, 9 April 2021 (5:00pm) - Sunday, 11 April 2021 (2:30pm)
  • St. Benedict's Monastery, New Norcia
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BMLCT

April: "Make Your Own Journal Workshop"

Journaling! A mindful practice that helps you meet your goals, reduces stress and anxiety and improves your quality of life, in a way that makes you feel relaxed, or engaged, or mindful. A few tips to get started. No rules. Start by writing one sentence or even one word, 10 minutes daily.

  • Cost: $70 (Concession: $50)
  • Sunday, 18 April 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • Bookings TBA

May: 1-Day Workshop (please note change) — "The Human Condition"

Meath Conloan offes a reflection on contemplation, meditation, the search for happiness and our exploration of the world. Yet our wounded self-consciousness gets in the way. We discover our pain and the way we have insulated ourselves with "homemade" selves where we feel protected. Through the contemplative journey we gradually own up to ourselves, becoming fully human. As we move into an unsure future, this process of letting go of false attachments and of self-centeredness is more important than ever.


  • Cost: $70
  • Saturday, 1 May 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BNSLU
  • BYO Mask, Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

May: Weekend Fully Silent Zen Retreat

Dr Meath Conlan offers a weekend silent retreat for those on a spiritual quest. Wisdom teaches there are times that are important to walk out in the desert or in the mountains, or go on retreat and listen. Quiet the mind, open the heart and listen deeply. Perseverance is rewarded. Silence is a gift, and those who attend silent retreats typically love it. Be realistic about your physical needs and creature comforts. A silent retreat may prompt insight into the difference between what you want and want you need.


  • Facility Charge: $250 (Concession: $225)
  • Friday, 14 May 2021 (5:00pm) - Sunday, 16 May 2021 (2:30pm)
  • St. Benedict's Monastery, New Norcia
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BMLDZ

June: 1-Day Zen Meditation Workshop

A beginners' workshop day (experienced meditators also welcome), in a friendly atmosphere of silence, sitting and walking meditation. The history and practice of Zen is explained. Attendees will take home the confidence to continue their own practice.

  • Suggested Donation: $40 (Concession: $30)
  • Saturday, 12 June 2021 (9:30am - 2:30pm)
  • "A Place To Just Be" - 4A Preston Point Road, East Fremantle
  • https://www.trybooking.com/BNSLH
  • BYO Cup, Utensils, Footrest, Lunch & Snacks

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