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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 on the day of the class.

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 received lay ordination in 2000, served a shuso (practice leader) for our 2000 practice period, and received priest ordination from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2016. She works as a city planner.

 Jakushin Todd Slobogean received lay ordination from Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton in 2013 and served as shuso for our 2017 practice period. He is a retired businessman.

To register please fill out the form below:

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