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Fully Engaged: Practice Period Opening Weekend Retreat

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

Please join us for this non-residential silent retreat which opens Mountain Rain's 17th annual 6-week practice period, led by resident teachers Myoshin Kate McCandless and Shinmon Michael Newton, and shuso Jikai Vicki Turay. Our practice period theme this year will be cultivating engaged activity in the world. Please join us in exploring how our dharma practice supports responding to the suffering within and around us. (Full practice period details and schedule will be posted soon.) 

The retreat is open to beginners and experienced practitioners. It will include zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), dharma talks by the teachers, a Way-Seeking Mind talk by the shuso, and dokusan (individual meetings with the teachers). 

Friday  7:00-9:00  The evening will close with a ceremony to open the practice period. and invite our Jikai Vicki Turay to be shuso. Each participant will be invited to share their intentions for the practice period. Everyone welcome!

Saturday 9:00 AM - 9:00 PM 

Sunday 9:00 - 4:00

Please bring your lunch both days. Dinner will be served on Saturday. 


Registration Details


  • Full-time attendance: $90
  • Half-time attendance: $45
  • For those on a limited income, reduced fees are available. Please do not use the registration button below.  Instead, please complete the Weekend 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. 


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


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


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Earlier Event: September 23
2016 Fall Practice Period