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Welcome to BC Insight Meditation Society

The British Columbia Insight Meditation Society (BCIMS) is a non-profit organization based in what is now known as Vancouver, BC.  We connect and support Buddhist meditation communities in BC that practice in the Theravada tradition.

It is with heartfelt gratitude that we acknowledge the beautiful, traditional, and unceded lands of the Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) peoples, who live on and have stewarded this land for thousands of years.

We invite you to join us in exploring the Buddha's teaching on
Insight, Generosity and Kindness

Upcoming Events

Online Community Event
BCIMS Community Gathering for the New Year

with Adrianne Ross

& others



Sun Jan 16


In-person Retreat
Developing a Clear Balanced Mind and a Wise Compassionate Heart

with Adrianne Ross

& Tuere Sala



Wed Mar 2 - Mon Mar 7

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo BC

Online Retreat
Making Peace with the World Inside and Out


Pascal Auclair



Fri Mar 25 - Sun Mar 27


Sitting Groups

Sitting groups are a great way to support your practice.


Retreats provide the chance to deepen your pratice.

Dharma Talks

Browse the talks you can listen to and download

Make a Donation

Practice generosity by making a donation to BCIMS.