These listings will help you to learn about and attend our various practice offerings. If you would like to receive periodic email reminders about calendar events, please visit our Membership page and consider signing up as a Friend of Salt Spring Zen Circle.
Salt Spring Zen Circle holds two annual retreats: Spring Sesshin at Stowel Lake Farm and Autumn Study Retreat at Salt Spring Centre of Yoga. Registration links are activated approximately two months before retreats start. You will find information and registration links on the Retreats page. If you have any questions about retreats with Salt Spring Zen Circle, visit the Contact page.
Spring and Fall Sesshin
***NOTICE: SSZC’s 2020 Spring Sesshin at Stowel Lake Farm is canceled.***
Fusatsu – Full Moon Bodhisattva Precepts Ceremony
This ceremony is held at the Cedar Lane zendo in place of our usual Wednesday night zazen practice. Please arrive by 7:05PM to be settled on your cushion when zazen begins at 7:15PM.
April 8, 2020
September 2, 2020
Half-day Sit’n’Study Retreat
This mini-retreat and group study is held at the Cedar Lane zendo. Please arrive by 7:50AM and be settled on your cushion when zazen begins at 8:00AM. Registration is not required for the sit’n’study.
March 29, 2020 led by Benjamin Baird
May 31, 2020 led by Joel Laforet
September 27, 2020 led by Bill Henderson
November 29, 2020 led by Chris Smart
Revealing the Dharma Through a Name
This series of student talks will be given after our usual Wednesday night zazen practice at the Cedar Lane Zendo on the dates indicated. Please arrive by 7:05PM to be settled on your cushion when zazen begins at 7:15PM.
February 19, 2020 Clare Mathias, Kōya Shōsei, Open Field Illuminating Vow
March 25, 2020 Lena Laforet, Kaimon Chiryū, Open Gate Earth Dragon
May 13, 2020 Marion Pape, Jigen Chōsen, Compassion Eye Enduring Source
June 10, 2020 Bill Henderson, Ryūshin Kokyō, Dragon Heart Ancient Harmony
July 8, 2020 Hannah Sullivan, Seiu Heian, Gentle Rain Peaceful Hermitage