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Programs

Short Retreat

Day of Mindfulness Meditation

Mountain Rain Zen Community, 2016 Wall Street

The Spring dates are Saturday May 18th and Saturday June 15th, 2024. The Day includes sitting and walking meditation with a dharma talk in the afternoon.

Karen Lawrie
Karen Lawrie
Short Retreat
Fri May 3 - Sun May 5 2024

Anushka Fernandopulle

UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver BC

Registration opens: Feb 3 2024

Anushka Fernandopulle
Anushka Fernandopulle
Community Event
Sat May 25 2024

BCIMS Vesak Community Gathering and Bookswap

St. Mary Magdalene Anglican Church, Vancouver

Vesak is the traditional Buddhist celebration of the birth, awakening, and death of the Buddha. Let's gather in person to mark the occasion! We'll share the story of the Buddha's life, sit, chant, enjoy light refreshments and have time to meet and connect with meditation friends face to face.

Long Retreat
Sat July 6 - Sun July 14, 2024

Adrianne Ross and Tempel Smith

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo BC

Registration opens: Mar 6 2024

Financial assistance deadline: Feb 21 2024

Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross
Tempel Smith
Tempel Smith
Long Retreat
Fri Aug 30 - Mon Sep 2 2024

James Lowe

Sea to Sky Retreat Centre, Whistler, BC

Registration opens: Apr 30, 2024

Financial assistance deadline: Apr 16, 2024

James Lowe
James Lowe
Long Retreat
Sun Sep 22 - Sun Oct 6 2024

Adrianne Ross, Carol Wilson, and Greg Scharf

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo BC

Registration opens: May 22 2024

Financial assistance deadline: May 8 2024

Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross
Carol Wilson
Carol Wilson
Greg Scharf
Greg Scharf
Short Retreat
Fri Oct 11 - Sat Oct 12 2024

Bonnie Duran

UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver BC

Registration opens: Jul 6 2024

Bonnie Duran
Bonnie Duran
Short Retreat
Fri Nov 22 - Sun Nov 24 2024

Howie Cohn

UBC Asian Centre, Vancouver BC

Registration opens: Aug 2 2024

Howie Cohn
Howie Cohn
Long Retreat
Sun Dec 29 2024 - Fri Jan 3 2025

Adrianne Ross and Rachel Lewis

Bethlehem Retreat Centre, Nanaimo BC

Registration opens: Aug 29, 2024

Financial assistance deadline: Aug 15, 2024

Adrianne Ross
Adrianne Ross
Rachel Lewis
Rachel Lewis
Sitting Group

Salt Spring Insight Meditation Community

Online and In-Person, 7:00-8:30pm

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Wednesdays

We presently meet every Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. both in person and on Zoom. The group is lead by Christine Mauro and David Rumsey. For further information, email: saltspringimc@gmail.com

Sitting Group

Tuesday Evening w/ Karen Lawrie

In-Person, 7:30-9:00pm

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Tuesdays

Email Karen Lawrie for details

Karen Lawrie
Karen Lawrie
Sitting Group

Judy Witheford's Sitting Group

Online, 7:00-9:00pm

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Thursdays

Please email for further details and Zoom link.

Judy Witheford
Judy Witheford
Sitting Group

DIY Dharma

Online, 7:30-9:00pm

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Wednesdays

Open to all practitioners of Buddhist meditation. No experience necessary.

Sitting Group

North Shore

Online, 7:30-9:00pm

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Mondays

Sitting Group

Vancouver Queer Sangha

In-Person at Mountain Rain Zendo, Vancouver

Sitting Group

Victoria Insight Meditation Society

In-Person, 7:00-8:30pm
Location: Helga Beer Yoga Studio 202-1600 Bay Street, Victoria

Meeting Frequency: Weekly on Sundays

VIMS Sunday night sits are an opportunity to practice meditation and listen to dharma talks with our community sangha. The sits are led by dharma teachers and dedicated peer leaders. Everyone is welcome.

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