Retreats and events

RETREATS AND EVENTS

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

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.


2018 kicks off at 11am Sunday 14 January with 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 sangha 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, as 2018 starts, renew our vow to practice during the year. 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

Eshin and Koshin, of Puget Sound ZC, will co-lead the retreat 


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