Meditation Instruction

Meditation instruction is available free to anyone.

We offer introductory instruction to newcomers and follow-up instruction to  practitioners on Wednesday evenings at 7:00 pm as part of our Open House program.

Meditation instruction usually takes about 20-30 minutes, including time for discussion.  There is no preparation required–just come as you are. Meditation instruction is provided in a group.  Before Covid, there were  usually 5-20 people in each meditation instruction session.  On July 8 we will cautiously reopen to the public, but will limit participation to 4 people in the small meditation hall for meditation instruction, and 10 people in the main meditation hall.  Please email us at [email protected] to “reserve” your space.

Not just for “new” meditators, instruction is also recommended as part of our ongoing practice. You are always welcome to return to the public meditation instruction sessions at any time, as your questions will be helpful to others.  You may also speak to a meditation instructor about your regular practice, and you may even ask to form a working relationship with the instructor of your choice.

Over the decades, we have given meditation instruction to over 30,000 Vancouverites at our Open House and Learn to Meditate programs.

We also offer meditation workshops, particularly Shambhala Training, that explore meditation practice and mindfulness in daily life.