Practice Period Opening Weekend Retreat


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

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. The practice period theme will be announced in late August.

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. 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 will open August 1.