Activities & Events

4-day Retreat Led by Zarko Andricevic

4-day Chan Retreat

Led by Zarko Andricevic May 26 ~ 29


Thursday, May 26
6:00 – 7:45 pm Orientation and Guided Meditation (online only)

Friday - Saturday, May 27 - 28
8:00 am – 9:00 pm Sitting, Moving, Walking Meditation, Mindful Yoga, and Dharma talks

Sunday, May 29
8:00 am – 3:00 pm Sitting, Moving, Walking Meditation, Loving-Kindness Meditation, and Dharma Talk


In-person (daily commute to the centre, not staying overnight), or Online via Zoom

Zarko will give Dharma talks and instructions online via Zoom. The centre will offer limited space in the Chan Hall for people who wish to practice in a group setting.

Please indicate on the registration form whether you will join the retreat online or in-person. However, in-person participation is limited in space and subject to possible changes due to COVID situations.

Once submitting your registration, you will hear from us within a week whether you have been accepted. In-person participation requires participants the proof of vaccination card and mask wearing during the whole retreat.

For online participants, please arrange yourself a quiet space free from disturbances during the retreat. Technical requirements: Desktop, laptop computer, tablet or cellphone with camera, sufficient bandwidth to stay on for the entire day.

Activity Fee

Please consider paying at the highest rate that you can afford. Your generosity supports Dharma Drum Vancouver Centre and your fellow practitioners. Select one of the sliding scale rates below.

Benefactor: $400 ($190 tax deductible as donation)
Sustainer: $300 ($90 tax deductible as donation)
Online Base: $210
Online Reduced: $140 (Made possible by the generosity of Benefactor and Sustainer Level above to ensure participation by those requiring financial assistance.)


+ GOOGLE CALENDARThursday, May 26, 2022 6:00 pm ~ Sunday, May 29, 2022 3:00 pm
Zarko Andricevic


Zarko Andricevic


Founder of the Buddhist Center in Zagreb, Croatia. Zarko first encountered Buddhism in 1975 and has been a martial arts and yoga teacher since the 1970s. In 1985 he started the first Buddhist study and meditation group in Croatia which in time grew into the first Buddhist community there. This community is known as Dharmaloka nowadays. In 1996, while seeking a new teacher, he met Chan Master Sheng Yen, attended his seven-day retreat and became one of his students. Seeing Chan as the very core of the Buddha Dharma and Master Shen Yen as the man whose teaching stems directly from the meditative experience, he has dedicated himself to the practice of Chan meditation and has attended Master Sheng Yen's retreats regularly. In June 2001, during a two-week retreat in the USA, Zarko received Dharma transmission from Master Sheng Yen, thus becoming one of his five Dharma heirs in the West.