Retreats and events

RETREATS AND EVENTS

Zen intensives
Attendance at a Newcomer’s Class is required before participating in a retreat

October One Day Sit                             Sunday 22 October 2017
Led by Eshin and other senior community members


November Five Day Retreat           4 to 8 November 2017
Led by Eshin 


November One Day Sit                      Saturday 4 November 2017
Led by Eshin and other community members


December One Day Sit                       Sunday 3 December 2017
Led by Eshin and other community members


The centre is closed from 11 December to 15 January except for the Sunday meetings. The Sunday sits run 9am – 11am, followed by a cleaning period then a practice circle with refreshments.


At 11am Sunday 14 January there will be the AGM followed by a potluck lunch. The AGM is a BC Societies required annual meeting to present the 2017 financial report and determine the 2018 directors. It is open to members that have practiced and/or supported the centre fairly regularly in 2017.

About noon is a potluck lunch for all practitioners to relax in the embrace of friends and renew our vow to practice at the start of 2018. Bring some delicious food to share and renew sangha connections.


January Five Day Retreat                   27 to 31 January 2018
Led by Eshin 


January One Day Sit                               Saturday 27 January 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members


No One Day Sit in February


March One Day Sit                                   Sunday 11 March 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members


April Seven Day Retreat                      7 to 13 April 2018
Led by Eshin 


April One Day Sit                                       Saturday 7 April 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members


May One Day Sit                                        Sunday 6 May 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members


Buddha’s Birthday ceremony and potluck lunch will be at 11am Sunday 27 May.

Everyone is warmly invited to the Zen Centre’s main gathering of the year. Please make a special effort to attend this colorful ceremony where everyone participates followed by a delicious potluck lunch and meeting of friends. Children, partners and friends are most welcome


June One Day Sit                                       Sunday 10 June 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members


July Seven Day Retreat                          21 to 27 July 2018
Led by Eshin 


July One Day Sit                                          Saturday 21 July 2018
Led by Eshin and other community members