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 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.
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.