Zen & Insight Meditation teacher

I have a passion and dedication for meditative and contemplative practices of inquiry that have spanned 4 decades. I have been teaching Zen and Insight Buddhist meditation retreats since 1991 throughout Australia and New Zealand. I am an authorised Zen Roshi in the Diamond Sangha and resident teacher of the Sydney Zen Centre, founder of Kuan Yin Meditation Centre in Lismore and Blue Gum Sangha, Sydney.

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Workshops & Trainings

I offer and lead a range of psychological and spiritual workshops and courses; Awakening the Heart-Mind, Wise Heart groups, Happiness: A Way of Being, Born to Love – Attachment Workshops, Death and Dying, Dream work, & Cultivating the Boundless Heart – loving-kindness, compassion, joy & equanimity.


For the past 25 years I have been a psychotherapist in private practice accompanying and supporting clients on their unique journey of recovery, healing, personal growth and transformation, opening to a sense of empowerment and actualizing ones fullest potential. My work is based on holistic, mind-body integrative principles along with mindfulness and compassion practices to help clients develop happier and more fulfilled ways of living and being in the world.

I have a; B.A.Soc.Sci., & Masters Degree in Psychotherapy & Neuroscience, Graduate in Hakomi Psychotherapy and Diploma in Buddhism and Psychotherapy. I am a Clinical Member of Hakomi Association, A.C.W.A and A.A.B.C.AP. Read more …

Clinical Supervisor

Flowing on from many years of experience as a practitioner and trainer in the fields of psychotherapy, it gives me great pleasure to pass on these gifts and skills in supporting and guiding other therapists in clinical supervision. Contact Subhana


As an authorised religious marriage celebrant I enjoy assisting couples to create ceremonies from the heart that reflect their love, values, commitment and intentions. Read more …

Creativity – Poetry, Writing and Art-making

I have a passion for creating beautiful, wild, sacred places in the inner landscape of the heart-mind and in the world, through creative expressions of art making and creative writing that offer inspiration, healing and serenity. Read more …

Upcoming Retreats with Subhana

  1. Melbourne Zen Centre Spring Session

    November 5 - November 12
  2. Mindfulness and Compassion Teacher Training Program (Continuing): Module Four

    November 20 - November 21