Programs

We offer a number of weekly sessions, as well as special events and retreats throughout the year.

Weekday Morning Sit

Monday to Saturday 7:30am to 8:10am

Join us every weekday morning at 7:30 am – 8:10 am and meditate virtually. Minimal guiding. Everyone is welcome. No experience is needed.

Meeting ID: 862 4407 310

Passcode: 3jewels

Wednesday Friends' Night

Wednesday 7:00pm to 8:45pm

This evening is an opportunity to meditate in community, discuss dharma in small groups, and have a sense of sangha. Our Friends night is co-hosted by the Seattle and Vancouver in Canada Sanghas, offering the opportunity to get to know people more.

Eight Step Recovery Sundays

Sunday 1:00pm to 2:30pm

Every Sunday, from 1pm-2:30pm, we host a virtual meeting open to anyone who identifies as being in recovery from all forms of addiction (alcohol, food, drugs, shopping, TV, internet, gambling, depression, sex and love addiction and other compulsive addictive behaviours). The seminal text is Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s Teachings to Overcome Addiction, though we study other Buddhist recovery books, too.

Recovery Mondays

Monday 6:30pm to 8:00pm

Meditation for people in all forms of recovery (alcohol, food, drugs, shopping, TV, internet, gambling, depression, sex and love addiction and other compulsive addictive behaviours).

This virtual meditation evening is for people in recovery.  The sessions will be an opportunity to explore Buddhist meditation as a tool to help cultivate sobriety of mind.  Meditation for people with addiction issues or compulsive behaviours can help calm the mind and heal the heart.

Guided by Dharmacharini Vimalasara with a team of people who are in recovery. 

We request that you are clean and sober when you attend these meetings.

Make a Donation

All of our weekly classes at Triratna Vancouver are offered for free.  While our team of volunteers is happy to lead classes, there are certain costs associated with running our programs.  While we currently do not have a permanent location, we do occasionally rent spaces for our sessions.  Additionally, we hope to have a permanent location again in the future.   

The word dana means generosity, and is a central Buddhist principle and practice.  If you find our programs helpful, and have the means to do so, we would be forever grateful for any dana you wish to give.  We are a registered charity, and would be happy to provide a tax receipt for your support.

Special Events & Retreats

Throughout the year, we offer special events such as talks and retreats.  Please check our calendar here to see when our next special event or retreat is occurring.

When Things Fall Apart Retreat

November 27 9AM to 4PM

A one day retreat hosted by members of Triratna Vancouver.  For more information, and to register, please email clairerobillard18@gmail.com

Triratna Earth Sangha Conference

November 25 - 27

A group of Triratna Order members, Mitras and Friends worldwide who are deeply concerned about the climate and ecological crises we face and see it as part of their practice to do something about them. We are all too painfully aware of the Buddha’s core teaching that actions have consequences. The accelerating destruction of ecosystems in the natural world caused by greed, hatred and ignorance is causing untold suffering to beings of many kinds, and we feel that it is our duty as Buddhists to do what we can to raise awareness of the plight of the planet, demonstrate an alternative way of life based on stillness, simplicity and contentment and act to relieve suffering where we can.

Vancouver sangha member Christine Thuring will be speaking on November 27 at 8:30 PST, in a discussion titled The Fruits of Direct Action.  For more information and registration, visit the links above.