What we're about

Peace, Calmness and Clarity
Vancouver Chan Meditation Centre, a nonprofit organization, is a sanctuary for all who wish to let go of their worries and rediscover themselves. Whether you are completely new to meditation, experienced in Chan meditation, or simply wanting to have a taste of Chan, everyone is welcome to come here and practice.

In this community, we live and learn the Buddha’s teaching through the tradition of Dharma Drum Lineage of Chan Buddhism, as established by our founder of Chan Master Sheng Yen. The teaching of our monastic and lay teachers continues the centuries-old style of Chan Buddhism, while reshaping Chan to meet the needs of modern life, making it more accessible to the broader audience in this community, beyond religious and cultural divides.

People from all walks of life come to practice Chan and to cultivate compassion and wisdom. Chan practice can deepen your understanding of yourself and help you to develop harmonious relationships with others. It will help you make a positive contribution in this world.

http://www.chanmeditation.ca/

** All events are organized by the Vancouver Chan Meditation Center.

** There is no need to register for any of the sittings on Meetup.com. Walk-ins are welcome.

** We offer many meditation retreats such as one-day, or seven-day meditation retreat throughout the year.

Most retreats require you to complete the Beginner's Meditation Class with us or equivalent.

We encourage you to sign up for these Beginner's class once they become available.

** Most our regular programs at the Vancouver Chan Meditation Center, such as weekly meditation and Dharma talks are either free or by donation.

Upcoming events (5+)

Tuesday PM Meditation - Weekly

Vancouver Chan Meditation Center (Fairview)

Cost: Suggested Donation $10 First Timers: We offer brief introduction before your first sitting. Please call the center @ (604) 620 - 6010 to make an appointment and come in about 15 mins earlier than the starting time. Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm There are two 20-minute periods of seated meditation, punctuated by a period of either walking meditation or mindful Yoga. 6:00 – 6:20 Sitting 6:20 – 6:40 Walking / Mindful Yoga 6:40 – 7:00 Sitting The key to a fruitful meditation experience and a solid foundation is by developing a routine of sitting schedules - you will notice the difference in a couple of months. Our weekly meditations including sitting, walking meditation, mindful Chan Yoga, eight-form moving meditation and Dharma talks are held throughout the week at variously time to suit different lifestyles. Start with one of the weekly meditation practice programs that is most suitable and convenient for you. You can certainly go on to other weekly programs when you desire a longer sitting period or different practice methods.

Tuesday PM Meditation - Weekly

Vancouver Chan Meditation Center (Fairview)

Cost: Suggested Donation $10 First Timers: We offer brief introduction before your first sitting. Please call the center @ (604) 620 - 6010 to make an appointment and come in about 15 mins earlier than the starting time. Time: 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm There are two 20-minute periods of seated meditation, punctuated by a period of either walking meditation or mindful Yoga. 6:00 – 6:20 Sitting 6:20 – 6:40 Walking / Mindful Yoga 6:40 – 7:00 Sitting The key to a fruitful meditation experience and a solid foundation is by developing a routine of sitting schedules - you will notice the difference in a couple of months. Our weekly meditations including sitting, walking meditation, mindful Chan Yoga, eight-form moving meditation and Dharma talks are held throughout the week at variously time to suit different lifestyles. Start with one of the weekly meditation practice programs that is most suitable and convenient for you. You can certainly go on to other weekly programs when you desire a longer sitting period or different practice methods.

Thursday PM Meditation - Weekly

Vancouver Chan Meditation Center (Fairview)

First Timers: We offer brief introduction before your first sitting. Please call the center to make an appointment and come in about 15 mins earlier than the starting time. Cost: Suggested Donation $10-15 Time: 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm There are two 30-minute periods of seated meditation, punctuated by a period of either walking meditation or mindful Yoga, ended with a question-and-answer session. 7:00 – 7:30 Sitting 7:30 – 7:50 Yoga 7:50 – 8:20 Sitting 8:20 – 8:30 Sharing, Q & A ​The key to a fruitful meditation experience and a solid foundation is by developing a routine of sitting schedules - you will notice the difference in a couple of months. Our weekly meditations including sitting, walking meditation, mindful Chan Yoga, eight-form moving meditation and Dharma talks are held throughout the week at variously time to suit different lifestyles. Start with one of the weekly meditation practice programs that is most suitable and convenient for you. You can certainly go on to other weekly programs when you desire a longer sitting period or different practice methods.

Saturday AM meditation - Weekly

Vancouver Chan Meditation Center (Fairview)

Cost: Suggested Donation $20 First Timers: We offer brief introduction before your first sitting. Please call the center @[masked] - 6010 to make an appointment and come in about 15 mins earlier than the starting time. Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 pm This program will begin with a 45-minute Eight-form Moving Meditation, followed by two 30-minute seated meditation, punctuated by a period of mindful yoga. On the last Saturday of each month, there will be only one sitting period and is followed by a Dharma Talk by Venerable Chang Wu or other teachers. 10:00 – 10:45 Eight-form Moving Meditation 10:45 – 11:15 Sitting 11:15 – 11:30 Mindful Yoga 11:30 – 12:00 Sitting Last Saturday of the month 10:00 – 10:30 Sitting 10:30 – 10:50 Mindful Yoga 10:50 – 11:20 Sitting 11:20 – 12:00 Dharma Talk 12:00 – 12:30 Informal social with refreshment

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Saturday AM meditation - Weekly

Vancouver Chan Meditation Center (Fairview)

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