Programs

View upcoming programs in Vancouver’s  Monthly Calendar.

Sadhana of Mahamudra

August 15th—December 29th

An open practice meant for our particular time as a means of overcoming the obstacles of spiritual materialism in our practice, our lives and the world. Continue »

Council Meeting

November 18th—December 21st

Council meets on the third Monday of each month (except holidays). Members are welcome to attend and observe as guests. Continue »

Maitri Bhavana: A Loving Kindness Practice for Those Who Are Suffering

December 8th—December 6th

Maitri Bhavana meditation practice cultivates compassion by being willing to take on the sense of suffering of others, acknowledging our deep interconnectedness. Continue »

Mamo chants (for Vajrayana students)

February 13th—February 22nd

The mamo chants are done during the last 10 days of the Tibetan year. Continue »

Buddhadharma Without Credentials

with Ron Greenberg & Joan Cawsey

February 13th—March 12th

This series of five classes based on early talks given by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche will interest new meditators as well as experienced practitioners. Continue »

Climate Crisis Conversations

with Acharya Susan Chapman

February 22nd

You are very welcome to join us on the last day of the 'earth dog year' for hosted conversation, meditation and a ritual for restoring our relationship to the elements of the natural world. Continue »

Shambhala Day Celebration

February 29th

Shambhala Day is based on the traditional Tibetan lunar new year. Come celebrate with us! Continue »

Ani Pema's Audio Talk and Guided Meditation Instructions on Tonglen Practice

March 1st

Tonglen is a bodhicitta practice for activating loving-kindness and compassion. Continue »

Awakening the Heart III: Fearless Garuda: Emptiness and Absolute Bodhicitta

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 3rd—March 31st

This is the third five-week course in a four-part series that offers a comprehensive introduction to the teachings and practices of Mahayana Buddhism. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

March 8th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »

Milarepa Day

March 8th

Milarepa Day is a celebration of the Kagyu lineage. It is marked each year on the anniversary of Milarepa's parinirvana (day of his passing) by reading aloud The Rain of Wisdom -- a collection of songs of realization of Kagyu meditation masters. Continue »

Jizo and White Tara Retreat

with Acharya Susan Chapman

March 21st—March 22nd

This weekend retreat is primarily for mothers and/or fathers who have suffered the loss of a newborn or unborn child in pregnancy, through miscarriage or abortion, or of a baby in the first months of life. Continue »

Shambhala Training - The Art of Being Human

with Geoff Bannoff

March 28th—March 29th

The first in a series of contemplative workshops for both beginner and experienced meditators. We explore the profound practice of sitting meditation with an attitude of trust in our basic nature. Continue »

Celebration of the Life and Teachings of Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche

April 4th

April 4 is the anniversary of the passing of the Venerable Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche, the Druk Sakyong, ― meditation master and founder of Shambhala. Continue »

Ikebana: Japanese Flower Arranging Workshops

April 19th

Ikebana workshops with a senior instructor in Sogetsu School Continue »