Regular Gatherings (Twice Monthly)

Sunday Night Sittings, 2nd & 4th Sundays of each month, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

 Location: Phap Hoa Temple, 3730 Boundary Rd., Burnaby


We practice mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism in the tradition of Zen Buddhist monk, Thich Nhat Hanh. We are peer-facilitated and volunteer run, without a formal teacher or leader.  Any cancellations will be announced on the home page of this website, as well as on our email listserve and Facebook page (click here for more info.) Generally, one may expect some combination of:

  • Mindful Stretching
  • Sitting  Meditation
  • Walking Meditation
  • Mindful Tea
  • Dharma Reading or Study
  • Community Sharing

After the sitting, we sometimes enjoy an informal meal together at a nearby restaurant.


Beginners and newcomers are welcome. Everyone is welcome, regardless of religion, race, gender identity, etc. Deep listening and mindful speech are key elements of our practice. We operate on a drop-in, optional-donation basis, and we strive to be accessible for all.


Being Mindful About the Use of Scents:  Please practice kindness for those with sensitivities to scented products by refraining from wearing perfumes and similar scented products when practicing with MPC.


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


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