lower mainland

 
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East Vancouver
 
Sunday Evening Sitting Group
When:: Sundays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm. Please arrive by 6:50 pm.
Where:  Mountain Rain Zen Centre, 2016 Wall Street (near Victoria Drive and Dundas)
Led by Community Dharma Teacher,  Judy Witheford. Our practice includes chanting, vipassana meditation, a dharma talk and discussion. Contact: Kym at 778 241-7191
 
Tuesday Morning Sitting Group
When:  Tuesdays at 7:00 am
Where:  East Side (call for address details)
Led by Adrianne Ross. For information and location details, please contact Adrianne at 604.873.0687 or email Adrianne.
 
Wednesday Evening Sitting Group
When::  Wednesdays from 5:45  to 7:15 pm
Where:  The Listening Post, 382 Main Street
Led by David Adam. Newcomers welcome. For more information, please email David.
 
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Kitsilano
Tuesday Mid-day Sitting Group
When:  Tuesdays from 11:30 am - 12:45 pm
Where:
Kitsilano (email Karen for address details)
Led by Community Dharma Leader. Karen Lawrie. For more information, email karenlawrie77@gmail.com
 
Tuesday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Tuesdays from 7:30 - 9:00 pm
Where:  
St. Mark's Church, 1805 Larch Street (at 2nd)
Led by Community Dharma Leader Karen Lawrie. For more information, email karenlawrie77@gmail.com
 
Wednesday Morning Sitting Group
When:  Wednesdays at 7:00 am
Where:   
St. Mark's Church, 1805 Larch Street (at 2nd)
Led by Senior Teacher Adrianne Ross. For more information, email Adrianne.
 
Thursday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Thursdays at 7:15 pm
Where:  Kitsilano (email for address details)
Led by Community Dharma Leader Karen Lawrie. For more information, please email karenlawrie77@gmail.com
 
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North Shore
 
Thursday Morning Sitting Group
When:  Held on the second and fourth Thursdays of each month at 10:00 am.
Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Drop-in meditation group followed by dharma sharing led by Jenna Jordison. A donation for the use of the facility is requested. Click here for directions. For more information email Jenna at jennajordison@gmail.com
 
Monday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Mondays from 7:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Where:  North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver
Rotating leadership. Click here for directions. For more information, call Michelle Garvock at 778.228.9312.

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Sunshine Coast

Thursday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Thursdays at 7:30 pm
WhereSunshine Coast (call for address details)
Vipassana meditation for new and experienced meditators. All are welcome! For location details or more information, please contact Denis Fafard at 604.866.2262 or email Denis, or call Trisha at 604.886.3227.

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Surrey

Tuesday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Tuesdays from 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
WhereBuddhist Vihara Society, 13871 – 64 Avenue
Guided Theravadan meditation for new and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome! For more information, please contact Kirthi at 604.582.7592 or email Kirthi.
 
Thursday Evening Sitting Group
When:  Thursdays at 7:00 pm
WhereSurrey (call for address details)
Guided meditation for meditators at all levels. For location details or more information, please contact Jude at 604.584.0140 or email Jude.
 
Thursday Evening Sitting Group
When2nd & 4th Thursday of each month. 7:15-9:15pm (Sitting starts at 7:30pm)
Simple Sits – Community-Led Meditation Group, South Surrey
Contact Jenn: simplesits@gmail.com, 604-889-3751, Twitter: @SimpleSits
Join us for stillness, connection, tea and shared inspiration.

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University of British Columbia
 
Wednesday Afternoon Sitting Group
When:  Wednesdays, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm 
Where:  UBC Campus, Student Union Building, Room 211
Led by Pierre Zakarauskas and Brad Murray. Email Pierre or Brad for more information. Unexpected room changes can occur so please check here to confirm.
 
Thursday Afternoon Sitting Group
When:  Thursdays,  5:30 pm - 6:30 pm 
Where:  UBC Campus, Student Union Building, Room 42U
Led by Pierre Zakarauskas and Brad Murray. Email Pierre or Brad for more information. Unexpected room changes can occur so please check here to confirm.
 
 
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study groups and specialized sitting groups

 
Kalyanamitta (Spiritual Friends) Group
This group meets monthly for a potluck dinner, sitting, and a parami discussion. At each meeting a new parami will be chosen to practice for discussion at the next meeting. The intention of the group is the integration of practice into everyday life. For the date of next meeting and location details, email Catherine or call her at 778.388.0040.
 
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Work/Study Program for New Meditators
A group of 6 - 8 people who meet once per week over a 9 week period to work through the Insight Meditation Society (IMS) work/study program. The work/study kit consists of a 230 page work/study book, two CDs of guided meditation instruction, and a set of summary cards. Each person will be required to purchase their own kit at a price of $35 from the facilitator or Banyen Books. For beginning meditators only - registration required. Facilitated by Henry Meester. For more information or to register, phone Henry at 604.913.1159.
 
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20-30 Something Sitting Group
Gather for stillness, connection, tea and inspiration. We meet every second or third Wednesday evening, from 7:15 pm - 9:15 pm. Sitting starts at 7:30 pm. The group is looking for peer leaders after June. For more information or to be added to our mailing list please email. We look forward to sitting with you! 
 

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