Meditation Times

We meet weekly for zazen meditation:at the following times:

  • Monday mornings from 9:30 am to 10:30 am.
  • Thursday evenings from 7pm - 9pm, and
  • Sunday mornings from 8am - 9am  .

New participants are asked to call ahead and come at least 15 minutes early their first time to the zendo.

Learn Zen Meditation

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.


Events Calendar:

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.

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

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.

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