Ordinary Mind Zen Brisbane


Learning to meet our life with honesty, intelligence, kindness and courage is our core practice.  To do that requires systematic training both on and off our sitting cushions.

To this end, the Ordinary Mind path incorporates both dedicated practice of formal Zen sitting (zazen) and active practice in the midst of daily life.  We learn what it means to practice with our life on many levels: those of thought, feeling and emotion; those of action and behaviour; those of mindful presence and direct experiencing; and those of deep listening and intentionless residing.

To encourage and support us in this work, Ordinary Mind Zen Brisbane provides regular Zen practice and training activities in a lay context.  Although our practice orientation is Buddhist, we welcome people from any background who wish to take up our distinctive approach to Zen training.

In this process, we are guided by the Group’s resident teacher, Gregg Howard, who received Dharma Transmission from  Charlotte Joko Beck in the Ordinary Mind Zen School.