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Sunday Half-day Retreat and Jukai Ceremony

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

Dharma talk by Myoshin Kate McCandless on "Justice and Compassion."

By donation. No registration. Come for as much as you can!

Schedule: 9:00 zazen  9:30 kinhin  9:40 zazen  10:10 kinhin  10:20 dharma talk   11:00 kinhin  11:10 zazen  11:40 kinhin  11:50 service  12:00 Soji: temple cleaning  12:30 lunch (A simple vegetarian lunch will be served.)

2:00 Jukai ceremony

Jukai means literally “receiving the precepts”. It is a ceremony often referred to as lay ordination. In our tradition we prepare for jukai by sewing a rakusu (bib-like small version of a Buddhist monk’s robe) and studying the sixteen bodhisattva precepts. During the ceremony sangha members Kaye Simard and Sara Ross will formally receive the precepts, their rakusu, and a dharma name from Mountain Rain teachers Kate and Michael.

Everyone is welcome. Please come out and support Kaye and Sara.

Reception to follow. (Sweet and savoury offerings appreciated.)