We meet weekly for zazen meditation at the following times:
North Vancouver (4080 St. Georges Ave.)
--Monday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
--Thursday evenings from 7pm - 9pm, and
--Sunday mornings from 8am - 9am .
Vancouver (718 E. 20th Ave. at Bridge and Enrich Lives Society )
--Wednesday evenings from 7:30pm - 9:30pm.
New participants are asked to call ahead and come 15 minutes early their first time to the zendo.
We provide free instruction in zen meditation for anyone who wishes to learn, recognizing that we are all beginners, including: zazen meditation practice, kinhin walking meditation and the practice 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.
Sesshin We hold two full week sesshin (silent meditation intensives) yearly in Vancouver and attend sesshin at Great Vow Zen Monastery regularly, as our individual schedules permit. We are happy to offer transportation to others wishing to attend sesshin.
Retreats We hold non-residential weekend zen retreats in Vancouver at least twice a year, or more frequently as their schedules permit. We also hold day retreats and classes from time to time.
--On March 5th - 6th, 2016 Hogen Bays, roshi , the co-abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery will lead a weekend retreat at the Bridge and Enrich Society zendo at 718 E. 20th Ave., Vancouver
Zazenkai We hold monthly half-day meditation retreats called Zazenkai. Details of Zazenkai retreats will be posted here; please check frequently.
--Our next zazenkai will be held on November 1st, at the Zendo. Please click on the attached link or see our Facebook page for full details. /file/3boqp/download
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