Day Retreats

Usually the third Saturday of each month, 10am to 4pm.

These monthly day retreats are a great opportunity to experience the benefits of retreat without leaving the city. Each month, through meditation, reflection and discussion, we will explore a different aspect of practice and see for ourselves how it relates to living well today. They are open to anyone interested in the topics, and no particular experience is required, though if you haven't meditated before you might consider taking one of our introductory classes.

Day Retreats

Online Retreat: Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13
Sat, Dec 12, 2020

A two-day online retreat with Vimalasara Mason-John and Kevin Griffin. 

Saturday December 12 and Sunday December 13, 9am to 1pm Pacific, 5pm to 9pm UK.

Meditation: A Path to Recovery

Vimalsara (Valerie Mason-John) is the chairperson of Triratna Vancouver Buddhist Centre. She is the author of 8 books, including her dharma books, Detox Your Heart (working with anger, fear and hatred) and award winning book, Eight Step Recovery Using The Buddha’s teachings to Overcome Addiction. She works as a public speaker, and a trainer in leadership, anti bullying, restorative justice and Mindfulness Based Addiction Recovery (MBAR).

Kevin Griffin is an author, Buddhist Teacher, and leader in the Mindful Recovery Movement.

Please email Claire at the Vancouver Buddhist Center for more information. (This is not an SFBC event.)


Registration and Payment

Please register below by noon Dec 10 if you would like to attend this online retreat and we will send you the link to join.

To register - enter the US $ amount you wish to donate* in the Event Donation box,

click add to cart, 

when you get to the "review your booking" page, in the payment section you'll have the option to pay through paypal or pay later by check. 

Suggested Donations*:

These are just some helpful guidelines.  Please join us regardless of your ability to make a donation!

Times are extremely hard (5 USD)

I'm concerned about money (30 CAD, 25 USD)

I still have a job (65 CAD, 50 USD)

The full price I am doing ok  (130 CAD, 100 USD)

I'm doing well and I want to support this retreat (185 CAD, 150 USD)

I don't have to worry about money I can make a generous donation ( )

All donations are greatly appreciated and will be shared to support the work of Vimalasara (Vancouver Buddhist Center) and Kevn Griffin's work. Thank you!