May 24, 2020 UPDATE:
MPC has moved online during the COVID-19 pandemic. See Homepage for details.
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, our Meetup group, and our Facebook page. Generally, one may expect some combination of:
- Mindful Movements
- Sitting Meditation
- Walking Meditation
- Tea Meditation
- Dharma Sharing
- Gathas (Poems)
- Engaged Buddhism
- Five Mindfulness Trainings
- Fourteen Mindfulness Trainings (Order of Interbeing)
- Dana (Generosity)
Click here for more mindfulness practice resources.
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: We are grateful for Phap Hoa Vietnamese Buddhist Temple for offering space for our sangha to practice. Phap Hoa Temple is on Boundary Road, very close to 22nd Avenue, and there are buses on both 22nd and Boundary. The Nanaimo Skytrain station is not too far away. Enter through the one of the small yellow gates next to the main gate, please remove your shoes and leave them on the front porch, and knock on the front door.