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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

In-person Retreat
Still Here - Weekend Vipassana Retreat


Howard Cohn



Fri Dec 3 - Sun Dec 5

UBC Asian Centre

Online Retreat
Putting Our Best Minds Forward for 2022

with Steve Armstrong

& Kamala Masters



Fri Jan 7 - Sun Jan 9


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

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.