Programs Overview

PROGRAMS OVERVIEW

Meditation opportunities for all

Join us weekly for a few hours of meditation or attend a retreat, and take home a deeper connection with your true self.  At the Zen Centre of Vancouver, a full range of practice options supports your growth. Following the wisdom tradition brought to North America by Joshu Sasaki Roshi, our programs help you to cultivate the strong and compassionate person that is your true inherent nature.

Newcomers Introduction Interested in Zen meditation? We offer an Introductory Class for newcomers on certain Sundays in the afternoon. Here you can gain expert instruction on the fundamentals of Zen practice.  more . . .

Daily Zazen Meditation  Cultivate a foundation for spiritual life. Meditation meetings including zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking practice) and Dharma talks are held throughout the week, variously timed to suit different lifestyles. more . . .

1-Day Retreats – Zazenkai  Get a taste of more intensive practice with a half- or full-day retreat (zazenkai), including zazen, kinhin, dharma talk, one-on-one meeting with the teacher, chanting and lunch in the traditional Zen style.  more . . .

7-Day Retreats – Sesshin  Gain deep realization and life transformation by attending a weeklong intensive residential retreat (sesshin), with a full program of zazen meditation and kinhin, dharma talks, daily one-on-one meetings with the teacher, work practice, chanting and meals in the traditional Zen style. more . . .

Zen training  Commit to an on-going, focused practice. The training program entails a deeper engagement with the teacher, teachings, sangha and the centre. This is a challenging  and demanding personal journey.  more. . .