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Introduction to Zen Practice

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

This class is for those who are new to Soto Zen practice and those who have some experience and want to learn more.   It will include:

  • basic instructions in sitting and walking meditation
  • a brief history of Buddhism
  • Soto Zen in the context of Buddhism
  • basic Zen forms and rituals

Please bring a bag lunch. Herbal tea will be provided.

Suggested donation to Mountain Rain Zen Community $10-20. There will also be an envelope for dana (donations) to the teachers.

Donations can be made on the day of the class, but we would appreciate knowing how many participants to expect, so please  pre-register  by contacting

Nin-en Susan Elbe and Jikai Vicki Turay are both long-term Zen practitioners and have served as shuso (head monk) for a Mountain Rain Zen practice period. Susan received priest ordination from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2016. She lives and works in Delta. Vicki received lay ordination (jukai) from Shinmon Michael Newton and Myoshin Kate McCandless in 2013. She lives on Mayne Island.

To register please fill out the form below:

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