Our vision is to sustain and advance the teachings and practices as taught by the Buddha whereby monastics and laypeople cultivate skillful means to realize true happiness.
We will host monks from Metta Forest Monastery (Wat Metta), San Diego County, USA, whose Abbot is Taan Ajaan Geoff (Ṭhānissaro Bhikkhu), on Vancouver Island near Victoria, BC. The monks will practice in line with the Dhamma and Vinaya (training rules) taught by the Buddha over 2500 years ago. There will be opportunities for the public to participate by offering food, receiving teachings, and attending group meditation sessions. As well, we organize day-long teachings offered by Taan Ajaan Geoff.
Khmer Buddhist temple.
The monastery in the Forest tradition is a residence for Buddhist monks and those who wish to train as Buddhist monks. It also functions as a spiritual sanctuary for interested friends who may visit for varying periods of time.
The British Columbia Insight Meditation Society (BCIMS) is a non-profit organization based in Vancouver, British Columbia.
Formed to connect and support Buddhist meditation communities in B.C. that practice in the Theravada tradition, we provide access to teachings through classes, sitting groups, study groups and retreats, and build sangha through community events and volunteer work.
We invite you to join us exploring the Buddha’s teachings on insight, generosity and kindness; and in awakening the body, mind and heart in formal meditation practice and in the challenge of daily life.
Victoria Insight Meditation Society is dedicated to supporting the practice and study of Vipassana or Insight Meditation. Vipassana, or “clear seeing,” is the meditative practice of mindful attention. We seek to cultivate insight, generosity and kindness in order to awaken body, heart and mind and to foster the possibility of freedom from suffering for all.
The group is hosted by Sanghamitta (Mary Dumka), a retired psychiatrist who has been practicing Buddhist meditation since 1991 and has done several years of training as a meditation teacher.
Sanghamitta’s first teacher was Mechele Calvert, a student of Bhante Piyadassi of Sri Lanka. Her current teacher is Ajahn Sona of Sitavana/Birken Forest Monastery near Kamloops, BC. She has also done retreats with Bhante Piyadassi, Thich Nhat Hanh, Bhante Gunaratana, Bhikkhu Thanissaro and Ayya Medhanandi.
Satipañña (pronounced sa-tee-pahn-ya) Insight Meditation Toronto (SIMT) is dedicated to the Dharma of Liberation as found in the Original Teachings of the Buddha. The teachings are intended for people sincerely interested in exploring this profound, brilliant, and penetrating methodology through which countless people have realized authentic freedom – “The Heart’s Sure Release.”
SIMT is a non-profit charitable community located in Toronto, Ontario. Our programs include
The Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre was established as an affiliated institution of Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association (ABVA) with the intention of preserving the 'Original Teachings of the Buddha and Buddhist Meditation' within the context of Western culture.
Khmer-Canadian Buddhist Cultural Centre is a place for every one to come, visit and enjoy exploring Khmer Buddhist religion and Culture. This website gives a flavour of what it might be like to visit the Centre.
Buddhist Vihara Society in B.C. is located in Surrey, B.C. Canada. It provides resources and facilities in their premises to learn and practice Theravada Buddhism. Theravada Buddhism is the oldest form of Buddhism dating back to the time of the Buddha more than 2500 years ago. Guidance is available in English and Sinhalese.
Full Circle Meditation offers Vipassana (mindfulness/insight) and Metta (loving kindness) instruction to people from all walks of life.
Margot Sangster is the principal teacher although periodically other teachers will lead programs.
A monastery is a place supportive of personal spiritual development for sincere people of all backgrounds and religions.
Based upon Buddhist purity as defined by the Buddha's words in the Theravadin suttas. The Theravada Buddhist Community of Vancouver is a religious society that welcomes teachers or student teachers from across the entire spectrum of Buddhist traditions.
The Westcoast Dharma Society was formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada to promote Buddhist meditation practices (primarily Vipassana and Metta) for the benefit of all beings. WDS focuses on retreat management with the specific mandate of bringing senior Western Dharma teachers to Vancouver to lead meditation retreats.
We are based in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, a location we have found highly conducive to serious practice.
We have no formal group meetings at present, but we do get together with other Dhamma practitioners in Saskatoon every few weeks for discussion of Dhamma readings, including books and essays by Thanissaro Bhikkhu, Suttas and excerpts thereof. The group includes people at a variety of levels of exposure to the Kammatthana tradition.
The Regina Insight Meditation Community shares a commitment to the investigation and practice of the Buddha's teachings (Buddhadharma). Together we explore the teachings on the nature of things. Within our community (sangha), we support and inspire each other to bring our spiritual practice into daily life. Our practice is woven through the way we relate to each other in our community. Within an atmosphere of respect and honesty, each person's direct experience is honoured. We welcome anyone who wishes to explore this practice and these teachings.
The Arrow River Forest Hermitage is a Theravadan Buddhist monastery and meditation center located in Northern Ontario. This web-site contains information about the ARCC, Dhamma notes, the Letters from Mara, Pali chanting and lots more.
Bhikkhuni hermitage headed by Ayya Medhanandi.
Established in 1978, and located on the edge of picturesque Rouge Valley, Toronto Maha Vihara today is not only a noteworthy landmark, but also a monument to the vision and conviction of the early pioneers of the Sri Lankan expatriate Buddhist community in the Greater Toronto Area.