Vipassana Meditation Centre - Dhamma Surabhi
Vipassana Meditation as taught by S.N. Goenka in the tradition of Sayagyi U Ba Khin
Old Students
Vancouver Vipassana Hall Closed until Further Notice

As you know, WHO has declared that Covid-19 virus has now been upgraded to Pandemic status. What this means for our organisation is that many centres in North America, and beyond have shut down. Locally, this includes Dhamma Surabhi.

Out of an abundance of caution, VVH will comply with this measure, and so we are closing the hall for group and day sits until further notice. This situation is changing daily, so we will ensure to keep you updated.

Vancouver Vipassana Hall

The VVH is pleased to announce that it has a new home at 1480 Venables Street in between Clark Drive and Commercial Drive. The new VVH will open as of December 15, 2018. With nearly 900 old students in the five neighbouring postal codes and 300 old students in the immediate neighbourhood, this new location has great potential in serving many old students.

The group and day-sitting schedule will remain the same. The new location is approximately 800 square feet, 200 larger than the current VVH, for the same total cost of $2100 per month. There is ample free parking as well, another improvement from our current location.

We continue to have as a goal to receive $1500 per month in on-going donations for stability going forward with our new up to three year lease. The VVH currently receives $1100 per month in on-going donations. To contribute monthly or to give a one time donation, please go to the donation website and choose the Vancouver Vipassana Hall from the drop down menu.

The VVH is also looking for old students who wish to serve at the VVH as hosts, cleaning, laundry etc. If you are interested please let us know.

All meditation events are only for old students. Old students are those who have completed a 10-day Vipassana course with S.N. Goenka or his assistant teachers.

We will now be holding group-sits at Douglas Collage - David Lam Campus (Coquitlam) every week on Wednesdays at 6:00pm. This is ideal as the Lafarge Lake - Douglas Skytrain Station is a few hundred meters away from the campus. Hopefully, it will be easier for meditators in the general area, who rely on public transportation.

Please contact Ryan Wiskar at 778-903-4191 or [email protected] for more specific information on the Tri-Cities sitting and to be put on a group email list so you are notified of any changes to the schedule.

Schedule of Group Sittings & One-day Courses

For additional information on One-Day Courses please see here.

Trust Meetings: All old students are welcome to attend the group sitting and/or/trust meetings.


1480 Venables Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 2G7


Service & Dana Opportunities

You may now make electronic donations using your credit card through Canada Helps. Simply choose the Vancouver Vipassana Hall on this webpage.

If you are interested in supporting the Vancouver Vipassana Hall with a donation, dana, you can make a donation at the Vancouver Vipassana Hall

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