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Weeds and Flowers: a ZenYU Day Retreat

  • Blue Mountain Zendo 29582 Berg Ave. Missiom, BC Canada (map)
In attachment flowers fall, and in aversion weeds spread

Dogen Zenji in "Genjo Koan--Actualizing the Fundamental Point"

Which are weeds? Which are flowers? Some weeds are delicious and nutritious; some pretty things are poisonous. Come practice with the weeds and flowers in the Blue Mountain garden and in our lives.

Join ZenYU for a day of mindfulness, meditation, dharma, and natural beauty. Sitting, walking, working, cooking and eating together, we will observe noble silence in a sweet setting of birdsong and big trees. Mountain Rain teachers Kate and Michael will share practice nuggets from the Zen tradition. Good food and good company guaranteed.  Lunch included. 

Blue Mountain Zendo is about an hour's drive from Vancouver. Ride-sharing will be available.

Please note: Two cats live at Blue Mountain Zendo. They are very nice, but may make the retreat too difficult for anyone with a serious allergy. 

Cost: $40 plus dana for the teachers, and donation toward drivers' gas cost (suggest $2 each way). Those on limited income are welcome to attend on a pay-what-you-can basis. 

To register please fill out the form below. You will pay on the day of the retreat. Please register early as numbers as space is limited. You will receive a confirmation letter with directions and further details.

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