I'm amazed there isn't a forum post for this! There IS a VR mod for Java Minecraft. The most recent iteration is called "Vivecraft."
Here's a link:
Edit: Looks like one of the main devs is a bit lonely; show him some love!
Oh yeah, I remember seeing Node play minecraft with this. Definitely needs some advertising.
Question is, does it work with forge?
The website says the 1.7.10 version works with Forge.