Hello Dharma Sisters and Brothers,

We have arranged to have a trial period at Gold Buddha Monastery for a month. Starting Sunday, November 8 we will be practicing at Gold Buddha Monastery, 248 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver.  We are excited about building a connection with the nuns of the monastery and practicing in their beautiful space. We have arranged to have a trial period at the monastery for a month, and if everyone’s happy, we may be making Gold Buddha monastery our new home! One of the good things about this space is that they have storage available, so we will be able to use our own set of cushions again.

If you have been coming to the Sunday meditation evenings, the new location if literally across the street. If you haven’t been coming for a while this is a change to reconnect and check our the new practice environment.

Starting Nov 8, we will meet at 6:30 – 8:30pm at

Gold Buddha Monstary

248 East 11th Avenue, Vancouver BC

The space where we will be practicing is downstairs. We will have someone from MPCV to meet you at the door and show you where we are meeting. We look forward to seeing you there and hearing you there.

Justin Loveless
On behalf of the MPCV Care Taking Committee


Welcome to the Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver. We are inspired by the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh.

Mindfulness is being aware of what is going on: in our bodies, in our feelings, in our minds, and in the world. When we are not aware of the present moment, our mind may be occupied with memories of the past or thoughts of the future. Quite often, such mental activity can result in a quality or feeling of dissatisfaction, unease or discontent. By being absent to what is happening in the present moment, we are absent to our lives which are only lived in the present moment.

Cultivating mindfulness involves being aware of where our attention is and training our mind to pay attention to the present moment. In the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh, a Vietnamese Zen Buddhist monk, we pay attention to the breath, the inhalation and the exhalation, to bring us back to the here and now. When we pay attention to the present moment, we may find – among other things – a richness and peace in the simple act of being present.

Mindfulness of the breath is a simple meditation technique which anyone can do, regardless of age, sex, faith or race. It does, however, require practice in order to establish a strong continual presence. Mindfulness and meditation have proven very beneficial for one’s mental, emotional, and spiritual health. We invite you to join us!

Our Mission

“Dwelling in the present moment, we practice mindfulness and engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Thich Nhat Hanh.”

Vision Statement

“We practice engaged Buddhism in our lives, in the meditation group (sangha) and in the community. We work for the well-being of people, plants, animals and the earth. Our practice includes meditation, deep listening and loving speech. We focus attention on mindfulness (non-judgemental awareness) and cultivating states of peace and compassion within ourselves and in our relationships. We offer service where there is real need. Our community is accessible for all people who wish to join us at our meditation evenings, retreats and other events.”


Our Weekly Gatherings

We meet to practice mindfulness together every Sunday evening, 6:30 – 8:30pm, at Building Caring Communities/Possibilities, 251 E 11th Ave., Vancouver, British Columbia (Canada). Click here for more details.

Miracle of Mindfulness: North American Tour, September – November 2015


The Miracle of Mindfulness Tour

Join the monastic community founded, ordained and trained by Thich Nhat Hanh as they tour the United States to continue the legacy of the beloved Zen master. Join us for retreats, public talks, and days of mindfulness, and learn how you can bring the miracle of mindfulness into your daily life.