Thousands of years ago, the Buddha attained enlightenment under the Bodhi tree.
He realized that all sentient beings possess inherent Buddha nature with the potential
to achieve ultimate freedom, eternal peace and perfect enlightenment
Ch'an, widely known as Zen in the West, is directly seeing one's true mind, which is the mind of the Buddha.
The object of ch'an training is to realize the mind for the perception of (self-)nature.
At Sunshine Zen Centre, one learns Buddha's teachings, Introduction to Chan Meditation and advanced meditation methods to experience Cha'n. All classes are free of charge and open to public.
Regular Meditation Schedule open to all public
Thursday 7- 9 pm and Sunday's from 9 -12 am
A 49 day Summer Retreat will start on July 13th 2008, under the instruction of Master Chieh Harne aka Master Henry
pre-registration is highly suggested, if you wish to visit for a short time drop ins will be welcome
please phone in advance
The Monastery is located is located near Pender Harbour off Highway 101 on the Sunshine Coast of BC.
The Sunshine Coast is accessible from the rest of the Lower Mainland only by boat or airplane. Travellers aboard BC Ferries leave Horseshoe Bay in West Vancouver for the 45-minute ride to Langdale on the Sechelt Peninsula. Highway 101 links Langdale with Pender Harbour, approximately 31 miles (50 km) to the northwest.
We are supported by your generous donations.
Sunshine Zen Centre
Sunshine Coast Highway 101
Canada V0N 1Y2
Tel/Fax:604 883 1167
Come and experience Cha'n with us!