2015 Buddha's Birthday ceremony and potluck

Wonderful Buddha’s Birthday ceremony and potluck on Sunday April 26. So much sharing among many friends and the delicious food.

Zen at UBC joins for a one day retreat

Ten people from the Zen at UBC group joined the centre for the January one day retreat. Their youthful ‘beginner’s mind’ spirit was appreciated. Hope to see you again!


Tom wrote a great article on his Camino de Santiago pilgrimage. Check it out here!

The last meditation meeting for 2014 is 9am – 11am Sunday December 21. The Zen Centre will then be cleaned, followed up by a lunch provided by the centre.

The Zen Centre’s 2015 activities starts with the normal services on Saturday January 3.

Come to a New Year potluck lunch at noon on Saturday January 10. Partners and children most welcome. There will be no 9am – 11am meditation that morning.


Alex becomes the latest centre resident

Alex Petelin first came to the centre in 2011. He naturally took to Zen practice and attended five sesshins in his first two years. He decided to go to MBZC for a couple of years and left in December 2013 with Eshin’s blessing. After a family visit to Vancouver he was stopped at the USA border and asked to first get a visa. While waiting for the visa – it could take one to five months – he attended the November sesshin and decided to become a resident at the centre. His youthful energy along with his friendly intelligence is appreciated.