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Buddhist Ethics for a Troubled World: practicing with the bodhisattva precepts

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

The bodhisattva precepts are guidelines for living a life of non-harming, inexhaustible mindfulness practices, and deep koans that express the boundlessness of our true nature. In this retreat we will explore how to apply the practice of the precepts to some of the complex moral/ethical issues we face individually and collectively in the world today. Bring your questions, your open hearts and minds.

 The retreat will include zazen, kinhin (walking meditation), informal talks by the teachers, small and large group discussion. Please bring a bag/box lunch. Herbal tea will be provided.


  • Retreat fee: $40
  • Reduced fees are available to those on a limited income. Please complete the Day Retreat Reduced Fee Request form (click the link to access the form). No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 


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


If you have questions or concerns, please contact the registrar at

Please note:  In conjuction with this retreat, on  Sunday, April 19, we will have our monthly half-day retreat 9:00-1:30, with a dharma talk on Justice and Compassion by Myoshin Kate McCandless. A light lunch will be served, followed by a jukai (receiving the precepts) ceremony at 2:00 for Sara Ross and Kaye Simard. Everyone welcome to all or part, without registration, by donation, 

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Mountain Rain Zendo 2016 Wall St. Vancouver, BC

Earlier Event: April 12
Dharma talk by Ninen Susan Elbe