Coquitlam, Tri-Cities

Coquitlam, Tri-Cities Vipassana Group Sit Information

The Tri-Cities Group Sit is held at Douglas College in Coquitlam. Schedule and Location information may change as the school may require us to update arrangements in different school years. Please read the following to get started and reach out to the Contacts for new information if need to.
 

2024 Q1 Schedule (Applicable Jan 3 to Mar 31, 2023)

Weekly Group Sittings

Wednesdays, 6:10pm – 7:15pm
Saturdays*, 9:00am – 10:05am AND 10:15am – 11:20am
*On Saturdays that do not have 1-day or special events, see below
 

One-Day Courses And Special Events

One-Day Courses happen on every 2nd and 4th Saturdays with Children/Teen Courses and Community Building Events in between. 

Detail schedule below.
 

Tri-cities Q1 2024 Schedule

Location

Douglas College – Coquitlam David Lam Campus
1250 Pinetree Way, Coquitlam, BC V3B 7X3
Room D2009

One-Day Course Timetable

8:30-9:00 a.m Arrive / Setup / Walk-in Registration
9:00-9:50 a.m. Course Opening – Anapana Instructions
9:50-10:00 a.m. Break
10:00-11:00 a.m. Group Sitting
11:00-11:10 a.m. Break
11:10-12:00 p.m. Vipassana Instructions
12:00-1:00 p.m. Lunch Break & Interviews with Assistant Teacher (if present)
1:00-2:20 p.m. Meditation
2:20-2:30 p.m. Break
2:30-3:30 p.m. Group Sitting
3:30-3:40 p.m. Break
3:40-4:15 p.m. Meditation, Metta and Discourse
4:15-4:30 p.m. Clean Up

Notes

  • Anyone who has completed at least one 10-Day Vipassana course as taught by S.N. Goenka.
  • Registration is not required unless specified. Just show up. 
  • Bring your own cushions or blankets if you require them. A square blue floor mat will be provided. There are also upright chairs available at the facility.
  • Bring a vegetarian lunch if you are attending a one-day course. 
  • The college is easily accessible by SkyTrain (across from Millennium Line / Lafarge Lake-Douglas Station). Street parking is available and free after 6 PM (small fee during the day). Or you can park at Town Center Park across the street for free anytime and walk over. On David Lam campus, enter building C/D. On the second floor, at the top of the stairs, turn to your left. At the end of the hall you will find Room D2009.

Contacts

  • Ryan: (778) 903-4191, [email protected]
  • Michael: 778-829-5268, [email protected]
  • Please email Michael to be added to the email distribution list to receive reminders and future updates.