Vancouver Buddhist Center


The Triratna Buddhist Community (formerly the Friends of the Western Buddhist Order (FWBO)) is an international fellowship of Buddhists, and others who aspire to its path of mindfulness, under the leadership of the Triratna Buddhist Order (formerly the Western Buddhist Order). It was founded by Sangharakshita in the UK in 1967.

A distinctive feature of the Triratna Buddhist Order is that it is a unified spiritual community, in the sense that it does not make artificial divisions between its members. Membership is open to all, irrespective of age, sex, race, class, caste, or any other such criterion.

People are involved simply as individuals. In particular, an order in which men and women are members on the same terms and with equal status, though not unique, is something of an innovation in Buddhist history.

Men and women Order members take the same precepts, vows, and practice on an equal basis.

Practice Schedule

Mondays – Recovery Mondays – Exploring recovery through the lens of the Dharma – or exploring the Dharma through the lens of recovery  – open to everyone 6.30-8.30

Tuesday – Mitra Study – by invitation

Wednesday – open for courses – look at our calendar

Thursday – Sangha night – open to everyone – 6.30-8.30

Sunday – Double sit – 10-12 open to people who want to sit longer

Sunday – 8 Step Recovery Meetings – 1pm-2pm – open to all in recovery


Triratna - Ecuyana


The Venerable Sangharakshita




460 Nanaimo Street Vancouver British Columbia V5L 4W3 Canada.