March 12 CANCELLED; March 26 Engaged Buddhist practice

Dear Thay, dear Sangha.
It is necessary for us to cancel our sit on March 12th (second Sunday), with apologies. We will still be sitting on the fourth Sunday (the 26th) at Vancouver Status of Women.
Some of us will be taking our practice to the International Day Against Racism on March 26, in downtown Vancouver from 1pm – 4pm:…/2462226-international-day-a…
Please feel free to join us if you wish to attend as a sangha. We have taken this step in response to rising anti-immigrant, anti-refugee, and racist sentiment in the world at large. Our teacher and many of our members worldwide are or have been refugees and immigrants. We want to stand peacefully together to support our sisters and brothers who are bearing the brunt of destructive policies and behaviours.
RSVP to me and we can let you know where and when we will gather.
A lotus to each of you, Buddhas to be!
On behalf of MPC Caretakers
ADDENDUM (March 23)
For the March 26 March Against Racism – We can aim to meet at 1pm in Thornton park just outside (behind) the Starbucks (which is in Main Street – Science World skytrain station).
– Dzung Vo

NEW MEETING SCHEDULE: 2nd & 4th Sundays of Each Month





We will now be meeting for mindfulness practice on the 2nd and 4th Sundays of each month, 6:30 – 8:30pm, at Vancouver Status of Women.

For details:

We look forward to reconnecting with friends old and new!


Dzung on behalf of MPC Caretakers (Dzung, Justin, and Casey)


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 Gatherings

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