We meet weekly on Thursday evenings 7pm - 9pm, and Sunday mornings 7am - 9am, for zazen meditation. We provide introductory instruction in zen meditation for anyone who wishes to learn, recognizing that we are all beginners.
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.
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.
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
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013 - 9am to 4pm: Rohatsu One-day Meditation Retreat, to be led by Kim Hoben Hansen.
Location: TIDES Hollyhock Room, 163 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC
This single day silent retreat is suitable for both beginners and experienced students. It will include periods of sitting meditation, walking meditation, chanting and talks by the teacher. There will also be opportunities for individual interviews with the teacher.
Kim Hoben Hansen is the community leader of the North Shore Zendo, a non-profit Zen Buddhist community in North Vancouver. He is a Dharma Holder in the lineage of Chozen and Hogen Bays, the Co-Abbotts of Great Vow Zen Monastery. Hoben has trained in Zen Buddhism since 1995.
For further information or to register, contact Phil Collins: