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Women Living Zen: a weekend residential retreat for women

  • Blue Mountain Zendo 29582 Berg Avenue Mission, BC, V4S 1B9 Canada (map)
Blue Mountain Zendo

Blue Mountain Zendo

From time immemorial, women have gathered in circles of sharing: in churches and temples, kitchens and courtyards, fields and forests. In this weekend retreat we will express our Zen practice through: silent meditation, chant and song, ceremony, movement, writing, art-making, speaking and listening from the heart, preparing and sharing meals together.

The retreat will be led by Myoshin Kate McCandless, resident teacher of Mountain Rain Zen Community, in collaboration with other women sangha leaders.

Place: Blue Mountain Zendo, in Mission, BC  (near Maple Ridge border) is in the home of Mountain Rain Zen's resident teachers. 

Time: Saturday, April 2   9:00 AM   to  Sunday, April 3   4:00 PM

Meals included and overnight accommodation at Blue Mountain Zendo and with a local sangha host

Registration Details

Please note: This retreat is now full. Please contact the registrar if you would like to be on the cancellation list:

Limited to 16 participants. Please register early. 

  • Full-time attendance: $90
  • Half-time attendance: Priority will go to full-time attendees. Half-time attendance will only be option if there is room. Please contact the registrar if you are interested. 
  • Reduced fee: For those on a limited income, reduced fees are available. Please do not use the registration button below.  Instead, please complete the Non-residential Retreat Reduced Fee Request form (click the link to access the form). The registrar will contact you to confirm your registration, and you will pay your fee at the retreat. No one will be turned away for lack of funds. 

Dana (Donations to the teacher)

Retreat fees cover expenses only. There will be an opportunity to give a donation/dana to the teacher at the retreat. 


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


April 2-3, 2016
Blue Mountain Zendo