Meditation Times We meet weekly on Thursday evenings from 7pm - 9pm, and on Sunday mornings from 8am - 9am  for zazen meditation. We provide introductory instruction in zen meditation for anyone who wishes to learn, recognizing that we are all beginners.

Retreats We hold non-residential weekend zen retreats in Vancouver with our teachers twice a year, or more frequently as their schedules permit. We also hold day retreats and classes from time to time.

Event Calendar:

  • February 14:      Sangha potluck
  • Feb 28 - Mar 1   Hearts Aspiration Workshop with Hogen roshi. Click link: /file/sujcu/download for details

This is not a meditation retreat, but an innovative workshop designed to offer a taste of boundless mind . To touch our heart’s deepest aspiration. The workshop will include presentations, guided meditations and experiential exercise. Participants will sit on chairs throughout the workshop. No previous meditation experience is necessary.
Time: 9AM- 4PM both Saturday February 28th and Sunday March 1st
Place: Methodica Studio, 306 Abbott Street, Vancouver, BC (corner of Abbot and Cordova)
Cost: $60 (reduced rate for restricted income)
Registrar: To register or for further information please contact the registrar, Do-Ellen Hansen 604-985-2347, Space is limited and we expect this workshop to fill up early. Please register as soon as possible to reserve a space.


Sesshin We attend sesshin at Great Vow Zen Monastery regularly, as our individual schedules permit, and we can often offer transportation to others wishing to attend.

Learn Zen Meditation New participants are asked to call ahead and come at least 15 minutes early their first time for an introduction or review of zazen meditation practice, kinhin walking meditation and the forms which we follow in the zendo. The instructions are simple and the practice can be learned by anyone. It is not necessary to be able to sit cross legged on the floor. Please arrive on time and wear loose comfortable clothing.

There is no fee or donation required to attend, but we do sustain the zendo on peoples' donations.  We ask that people make a donation when they attend, if they are able, and to be as generous as their circumstances permit.

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Retreats & Classes: We hold monthly half-day meditation retreats called Zazenkai.  Details of Zazenkai retreats will be posted here; please check frequently

  • Mar 29    Zazenkai
  • April 26   Zazenkai
  • May 10    Zazenkai
  • June 21   Zazenkai