Insentient Beings Speak the Dharma: the teachings of Dogen Zenji
A study retreat with Myoshin Kate McCandless
Saturday-Sunday March 29-30
9:00am to 4:30pm
Mountain Rain Zendo 2016 Wall St.
COST: $80 plus dana (donation) for the teacher
NOTE: Reduced fees are available for students and those with limited incomes. Donations to our Accessibility Fund are much appreciated and are tax-deductible.
Topic: “Insentient beings always speak dharma. The speaking never stops.” Dogen Zenji, the founder of Soto Zen in Japan, was inspired by these words of the Chinese Zen teacher Nanyang, and wrote his own commentary on how we hear the dharma teachings of insentient and sentient beings.
In this retreat we will explore what Dogen’s teaching offers us today as an antidote to our human-centric culture, to support our practice and understanding.
What is a Study Retreat? A study retreat is an opportunity to focus on a Zen text intensively, in community, and to apply Dogen’s words to our zazen practice and everyday lives.
This retreat will include periods of zazen (sitting meditation), kinhin (walking meditation), two dharma talks each day, small and large group discussion, and reflective writing.
Please join us!
About the Teacher: Myoshin Kate McCandless is a Zen Buddhist priest and teacher who received dharma transmission from Zoketsu Norman Fischer in 2011, and has been practicing Zen for 30 years. She has been listening to the dharma of insentient beings from birth, as you have.
REGISTRATION FOR March 29-30, 2014 Dogen Study Retreat
Please send this registration form and retreat fee payable to Mountain Rain Zen Community. This fee covers retreat expenses only. There will be an opportunity to give a donation/dana to the teacher at the retreat.
Full $80 retreat fee___
Donation to Accessibility fund _____
I have a limited income and can contribute:
$60 retreat fee—–
$40 retreat fee_____
Please add me to the Mountain Rain Zen Community e-mail contact list________.
Mail to: Mail to: Kaye Simard
1295 Kelowna Street
Vancouver, BC V5K 4E3 Canada
Please register early.
A confirmation letter with details about the retreat will be sent.
Questions? Please contact Kaye Simard