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Rohatsu: Buddha's Awakening Retreat

  • Mountain Rain Zendo 2016 Wall St Vancouver, BC, V5L 1J5 Canada (map)

This retreat is structured so that you can attend as much as you are able. We hope that a core of participants will sit the whole retreat and that as many as possible can join is for some part. We ask that part-time participants come for specific blocks of zazen. The schedule will be as follows:

Saturday, Dec. 7  9:00-12:00  Lunch 2:00-5:00 Dinner  7:00-9:00

9:00 PM – 6:00 AM Yaza (night sitting)

About Yaza: Please join us for yaza this year and sit in the deep stillness of night. Yaza is informal, without timed periods. Yaza hosts will be there in shifts for the entire night, but participants can come for any length of time. The door will be locked for security, so yaza arrivals will need to knock.

Sunday Dec. 8   6:00-8:00 Breakfast  9:00-12:00

To help us plan for meals and retreat jobs, please sign up for the time blocks you will attend. There is a sign-up sheet at the zendo, or if you cannot sign-up at the zendo, please contact the registrar at and specify what time blocks and meals you will attend: Saturday—morning, lunch, afternoon, dinner, evening. Sunday—early morning, breakfast, morning.

Retreat fees will be collected at the retreat.

Suggested amount for full retreat: $60, less for part-time or limited income participants.



Later Event: December 14
Sangha Holiday Potluck