To provide facilities for and to establish the practise of Zen Buddhism. People are encouraged to learn meditation and ways to approach life that will deeply fulfill them.
About ZEN CENTRE OF VANCOUVER
Zen Buddhist centre for practise, instruction and support. In 2008 a large suitable property was obtained in Vancouver. Since then ongoing renovations are transforming it with a meditation hall, a reception and dining hall, residential facilities, interview room and gardens.
Zazen (Zen contemplation) meetings are many times a week. Community events include work days, ceremonies and various gatherings. Discussion of Zen practice is possible with the resident Zen teacher. One-day retreats are held monthly in the city. Seven-days sesshins (retreats) are held four times a year in the city.
Various traditional ceremonies are held throughout the year, including Buddha’s Birthday Ceremony in spring. Personal Buddhist ceremonies, such as weddings and memorials, can be arranged.