Weekly Gatherings

Sunday Night Sittings, 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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. We generally meet every Sunday, including holidays. Any (rare) 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

Beginners and newcomers are welcome. We operate on a drop-in, optional-donation basis, and we strive to be accessible for all.

We practice Building Caring Communities (BCC), 251 East 11th Avenue (near Main Street) in Vancouver (across from Gold Buddha Monastery) . BCC is a lovely space to practice in. However, we are not able to store our cushions there so we have had to be creative setting up for our meditations.

Please bring your own sitting meditation supplies (mats, cushions pillows etc) if you are able to.

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.

If anyone has ideas for a new location for the Mindfulness Practice Community of Vancouver please let us know. Thanks.

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