Jodo Shinshu Family Retreat - May 16-18, 2009


Enjoy the natural and friendly surroundings of the Manning Park located in the heart of the Cascade Mountain range in the interior of British Columbia. Enjoy a weekend designed to promote fellowship within and between the various groups, families and ages attending. Participate in activities, lectures and workshops. This will be a time of community sharing and learning.

The event is open to anyone who is curious about or interested in the teachings of Jodo Shinshu Buddhism.

Accomodations will be community style with shared chalets and hotel rooms. When requesting your group to stay together, please submit all names on one registration form. Organizers will try to accommodate your requests and use discretion being mindful of other guests.

Guests will bring their own protein to the Saturday, March 18 dinner bbq. All other meals will be provided as planned by the organizing committee. All guests will sign up for meal preparation, cooking and cleanup duties. Please let us know if any member of your group has food allergies. Local guests are welcome to bring home-made desserts to share.

Prior to the weekend, the organizers will be looking for volunteers to design and conduct events.



Manning Park Resort is just 3 hours from Vancouver and 2 ½ hours from Kelowna. Participants are responsible for their own travel to Manning Park.

Registration is during the afternoon of Saturday, May 16 and closing services will end by 11am on Monday, May 18. Inquire about registration fees, and Early Bird rates. Early registration fees are discounted for registrations received with payment (by cheque) by January 23, 2009. Final Registration must be received with payment by March 15, 2009. All cheques payable to “Vancouver Buddhist Temple”


*Discounted rate apply for adult members of the JSBTC (Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada), BCA (Buddhist Churches of America), Hawaii Kyodan and members of any affiliate of the Nishi Hongwanji.


sponsored by:
The Living Dharma Centre

Hosted by:
Vancouver Buddhist Temple
220 Jackson Ave.
Vancouver, BC
V6A 3B3

To request a registration form or if you have any questions, contact the Vancouver Buddhist Temple,
(604) 253-7033
Fax: (604) 253-7076

Email: retreat.vbt@gmail.com