“Walk With Me” Screening, Sangha Walking Meditation, Panel Discussion: April 15





“Walk With Me” is finally coming to Vancouver! This special documentary film looks into the lives of the monastic community practicing the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh. Some of it may have even been filmed in Vancouver during the 2011 retreat!



We are so happy that Vancity Theater will be screening this film on April 15 & 16. We hope you will join us to enjoy the film together on April 15, with a sangha walking meditation before the 4:45pm screening, and a panel discussion afterwards. We will be meeting on April 15 at 4:00pm, at Emery Barnes Park, western corner (corner of Davie Street and Seymour Street) for the walking meditation, then proceed to the theater. (Backup plan in case of rain is to meet inside the Vancity Theater atrium). The panel discussion with local sangha members will be in the theater, immediately following the film screening. All are welcome to join the walking meditation, free of charge. The film screening and panel discussion requires ticket purchase and you must be 19+ to attend (see link to Vancouver International Film Festival below).

4:00pm – Walking Meditation
4:45pm – Walk With Me film screening
6:00pm – Panel Discussion, with:

Moderator : Jessica L. Main
Associate Professor | RHNHFF Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society
The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society
The University of British Columbia

Panelists :
Dzung Vo
True Garden of Diligence
Order of Interbeing Member
Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver

Bethan Alice Lloyd
True Spacious Mind
Order of Interbeing Member
Practice Elder , Waves and Water Sangha Vancouver

Nghia Nguyen
Sister Clarity
Order of Interbeing Member
Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver

Colin Pal
True Storage of Wisdom
Order of Interbeing Member
Former Buddhist monk turned Mindfulness Instructor


Davie x Seymour


Film trailer and more information:

To purchase tickets for the film, and see other showtimes, please visit the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) webpage.

Our New Home!



We are very happy to announce that the Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver has found a new and wonderful home.

We will begin meeting on Sunday 11 March 2018, from 6:30 to 8:30 PM, at Phap Hoa Temple, 3730 Boundary Rd., Burnaby, and continue to meet on the second and fourth Sunday of every month, unless otherwise posted.

Phap Hoa Temple is very close to 22nd Avenue, and there are buses on both 22nd and Boundary. TheĀ Nanaimo Skytrain station is not too far away.

Many thanks to Su Co Minh An for welcoming us to Phap Hoa Temple.

We are looking forward to sitting and walking with you again.


For the MPC Caretakers (Casey & Dzung)



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 Regular (Twice-Monthly) Gatherings: 2nd & 4th Sunday of Each Month, Unless Posted Otherwise

Click here for information on our regular gatherings for community mindfulness practice. Updates will be posted at this website, on our MPC listserve, and ourĀ Facebook Group.