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.

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.  Details of retreats will be posted here; please check frequently

Upcoming Weekend  Retreat

We are holding a  non-residential meditation retreat the weekend of November 8th & 9th that will be  led by Hogen Bays roshi, the co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery in Oregon. The retreat will be held at Lighthouse Park in West Vancouver. Please click on this link to the event poster to see full details of the retreat../file/3xj6n/download