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Our Centre

We are very excited to announce that we will be moving into a larger, brighter space to accommodate our Sangha’s growth!  Starting March 30, 2015, all Centre activities will take place at our new location at Boundary Plaza: 150-3665 Kingsway, Vancouver, BC.  This new space is conveniently located along bus routes, or just a 15 minute walk from either the Joyce or Patterson Skytrain stations.  There is also underground parking, free on weekday evenings after 5:00pm and all day weekends.  We share a space with the Bikram Yoga Metrotown studio – so head through the yoga studio doors to find us!  We will continue offering our regular Recovery Monday sits, Thursday Friends’ Night, and Sunday morning sits. Click here for more information.

With our growth and new space, our rent has doubled, and we will also need to purchase additional cushions, benches, shelving, and much more. The word dana means generosity, and is a central Buddhist principle and practice.  As a Friend of Triratna, we hope you will consider tapping into your generosity to support this wonderful growth by offering dana.  We are a registered charity, and are happy to provide receipts for your donations.  To donate, follow the PayPal link below, or pay by cash or cheque in person at the Centre.

Learn to Meditate in Vancouver

with a welcoming group of the Triratna Buddhist Community, led by members at the Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. Learn and practice meditation in a non-sectarian setting.

Triratna Vancouver is part of the Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly known as The Friends of the Western Buddhist Order, whose name changed in 2010), a non-sectarian international Buddhist network of public centres, communities, ethical businesses and social projects. At the heart of the Triratna Vancouver is the Triratna Buddhist Order, made up of both men and women of diverse backgrounds who have dedicated their lives to the practice of Buddhism.

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Practice Buddhism among Friends

guided by members of the Triratna Buddhist Community associated with Triratna Vancouver at the Vancouver Buddhist Centre. Triratna Vancouver welcomes all visitors, including those new to Buddhism. Come one evening as a guest and leave, we hope, as a friend.

The Buddha emphasized the importance of regular practice in the company of friends. When Ananda said that friendship was half the spiritual life, the Buddha gently corrected him, saying, “Ananda, friendship is the whole of the spiritual life.”

Attend Classes on Meditation or Buddhism

at the Vancouver Buddhist Centre, given by Triratna Vancouver instructors with years of teaching experience in all aspects of the subjects. Classes focus on the needs of students new to meditation or Buddhism.