NEW! Opening the Door: An Introduction to Buddhist Meditation is a 4 week course, starting June 1, 2016. Click here to find out more, and to enrol!
OPEN HOUSE! Come by on Saturday, June 25th, 2016 for our open house. Drop by any time between 12:30 – 4:00pm to meet us, and to find out more about our activities. There will be a First Nations blessing at 2:00pm.
Welcome to Triratna Vancouver. Our community is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, whose name changed in 2010), a non-sectarian international Buddhist network of public centres, communities, ethical businesses and social projects. At the heart of the Triratna Vancouver is the Triratna Buddhist Order, made up of both men and women of diverse backgrounds who have dedicated their lives to the practice of Buddhism.
Learn to Meditate in Vancouver
With a welcoming group of the Triratna Buddhist Community, led by members at the Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. Learn and practice meditation in a non-sectarian setting. We offer our regular Recovery Monday sits, Thursday Friends’ Night, and Sunday morning sits. Click here for more information on our regular meditation offerings.
Practice Buddhism Among Friends
Guided by members of the Triratna Buddhist Community associated with Triratna Vancouver at the Vancouver Buddhist Centre. Triratna Vancouver welcomes all visitors, including those new to Buddhism. Come one evening as a guest and leave, we hope, as a friend.
The Buddha emphasized the importance of regular practice in the company of friends. When Ananda said that friendship was half the spiritual life, the Buddha gently corrected him, saying, “Ananda, friendship is the whole of the spiritual life.”
Attend Classes on Meditation or Buddhism
At the Vancouver Buddhist Centre, given by Triratna Vancouver instructors with years of teaching experience in all aspects of the subjects. Classes occur on an ongoing basis, and focus on the needs of students new to meditation or Buddhism. We also offer courses, which focus on specific topics for a limited time duration. Our retreats give participants an opportunity to focus more deeply on meditation, Buddhist teachings, and spiritual friendship.
The word dana means generosity, and is a central Buddhist principle and practice. As a Friend of Triratna, we hope you will consider tapping into your generosity to support this wonderful growth by offering dana. We are a registered charity, and are happy to provide receipts for your donations. To donate, follow the PayPal link below, or pay by cash or cheque in person at the Centre.