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The Practice of Forgiveness

  • Mountain Rain Zendo 2016 Wall St Vancouver, BC, V5L Canada (map)

A day retreat with Myoshin Kate McCandless

Buddhist Perspectives on Death, Dying and Loss Series

The need to forgive and be forgiven often comes up strongly, though not always consciously, as we face the end of our life. It’s all too easy to carry our grudges until our dying day, and sometimes it’s too late to lay them down. In this retreat we will look at forgiveness from the perspective of Buddhist teachings and practice. We will learn how to make forgiveness an ongoing practice in our lives. This retreat is for anyone who would like to explore this theme, regardless of age or stage of life.

 This is not a formal Zen retreat. It will include gentle stretching, sitting meditation, writing, small and large group discussion, and experiential exercises in a safe and supportive environment. All are welcome. No previous meditation experience required.

 Myoshin Kate McCandless, resident teacher of Mountain Rain Zen Community was ordained in 2003 by Zoketsu Norman Fischer and received dharma transmission in 2011. She is also a registered clinical counselor who has worked in hospice/bereavement care and women’s health for many years.

 Please bring a bag lunch. Tea will be provided.


  • Retreat fee: $40
  • Reduced fees are available to those on a limited income. Please do not use the registration button below. Instead, please complete the Day Retreat Reduced Fee Request form (click the link to access the form). The registrar will contact you to confirm your registration, and you will pay your fee at the retreat. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


  • Retreat fees cover expenses. There will be an opportunity to give a donation/dana to the teacher(s) at the retreat. 


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Saturday, October 18, 2014

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