Join us for meditation and discussion online

Prairie Mountain Zen Center welcomes people of all faiths and backgrounds. We seek to make Zen practice available to everyone regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, religion, political affiliation, economic class, sexual orientation, age, and ability.  We recognize that the practice of sitting quietly with yourself, surrounded and supported by others doing the same, can benefit everyone. In our practice, we value both our differences and what we share.

Sunday May 22

Rev. Myoshin Kate McCandless

Mountain Rain Zen Center

8:30 - 10:30 am MT.   Zoom link

Rev. Myoshin Kate McCandless began Zen practice in 1983 as a university student in Japan, with a Rinzai priest at an ancient temple on Mount Tsukuba, later moving to Kyoto and practicing Soto Zen with Shohaku Okumura. Since returning to Vancouver in 1987 she has practiced with Zoketsu Norman Fischer. She received priest ordination from him in in 2003 and dharma transmission in 2011. She was installed as a guiding teacher of Mountain Rain Zen Community in May 2017.


Kate has worked as an organic farmer, ESL teacher, translator and as a clinical counselor in women’s health and hospice/bereavement care.

Two 20-minute sittings with walking meditation between.  Dharma talk begins at 9:30 am.

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Thursday Evening Meditation

Every Thursday at 6:30 pm MT

Sit Zazen as a group for 30 minutes and discuss Zen with fellow practitioners. No preparation is needed or required. This week guiding teacher Rev. Jodo Cliff Clusin will lead a discussion of chapter The boss of everything from Not Always So, by ​Shunryu Suzuki.

6:30 - 7:45 pm MT.   Zoom link

One 30-minute sitting with a 10 minute break followed by group discussion.