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Dhammakaya International Meditation Society


British Columbia


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Meditation Classes

For the safety of all members during the Covid pandemic, most meditation classes are being held via Zoom.

With the latest provincial public health orders in place, we are also limiting in-person activities.

Please contact the centre for further information about joining sessions via Zoom or if you wish to visit the centre at

(604) 744-9750 or via email at

Open to beginners or those wanting to learn more, come learn simple yet effective strategies to get started or deepen your practice.

Live classes are currently being held weekly via Zoom.


Sundays       5:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Sessions include an introduction and guided meditation, followed by Q&A discussion.

Pre-recorded classes are being held daily via Zoom.

Please contact the centre for the latest schedule

Recommended attire is loose, comfortable, and modest clothing. All classes are free, though donations are welcome, and are used to help maintain the centre.

Meditation Classes

Buddhist Activities

The meditation centre organizes daily, weekly and monthly activities online via Zoom.
Activities include:
Guided meditation, Chanting, Food Offering, Dhamma Talk, Merit Dedication, Offerings of Requisites, Animal Release, Loving Kindness Meditation

Please contact the centre if you would like to participate.
With the latest provincial public health orders in place, we are also limiting in-person activities.

(Please note we have limited capacity - please call ahead)

Patrons are also welcome to offer morning or mid-day meals to the monks.
Please call ahead to make arrangements.

About us

Established in 2008

Dhammakaya International Meditation Society of BC was founded by a small Thai community in the lower mainland of British Columbia, Canada. After years of practicing together in our own homes, we sought a suitable place where we could gather together as a community to practice meditation and engage in traditional Buddhist ceremonies. After engaging in fundraising, we were able to purchase a house in Richmond, BC. On June 21st, 2008, the meditation centre was established as the first Dhammakaya centre in Canada. After 12 years at our Richmond location, we have found a larger property in Abbotsford, BC that will enable us to accommodate our growing community, and have sold our Richmond property as of January 2021. We are currently renting a house in Abbotsford while our new meditation centre undergoes construction.

If you would like to make a monetary contribution towards the purchase of the new property and the construction of the new meditation hall and residential facilities in Abbotsford, please contact the meditation centre at (604) 744-9750 or for further information. 

The DIMS of BC is one of many centres around the world that has been established by the Dhammakaya Foundation. Our Thailand-based headquarters was founded on February 20th, 1970 by Luang Por Dhammajayo and Master Nun Chandra Khonnokyoong on 78 acres of donated land and CAD$170. The founders and their disciples built the temple based on the teachings and practical research of Venerable Master Phramongkolthepmuni (Sodh Candasaro), who rediscovered Dhammakaya meditation which had been lost for thousands of years. 

Our founders' vision of "world peace thru inner peace" has led the temple to teach meditation to all who are interested.

Since the Dhammakaya temple was first founded, it has now grown to reach members across the world, with programs including meditation retreats, monk and novice ordinations, nun training, and youth activities for both the Thai and international community. Our headquarters in Thailand continues to spread its message emphasizing the power of meditation to the world.

The key to success in meditation is keeping the promise to yourself to meditate once or twice every day.

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