Local Interfaith Events

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Interested in Interfaith worship, study groups, panels, art exhibits, marches, displays, or other kinds of Interfaith gatherings but aren’t sure where they are currently happening in the Lower Mainland of BC? Then check out our Interfaith calendar, updated monthly with everything happening in our community.

Keep yourself safe and healthy and play well together virtually!


Saturday, September 19 – LIS Interfaith Service

10 am Honouring Rosh Hashanah (Jewish)

Join Zoom gathering online: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82904271859
Meeting ID: 829 0427 1859

Tuesday, September 29 – LIS Interfaith Meditation

From 7-8pm PST, anyone who is interested is invited to join us for our monthly meditation gathering. No prior meditation experience or practice is necessary. This will be a guided meditation, led by our friend and Sikhee meditation instructor, Sukvinder Kaur Vinning. These meditations will take place from 7-8pm on the last Tuesday of every month. 
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Saturday, October 3 – LIS Interfaith Service

10 am The Beauty of Jainism (Jain)

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Saturday, October 3 and 10 – LIS Interfaith Study Course

1 – 4pm Compassionate Listening Training
with Cathy Merchant, Interfaith Leader, Certified Facilitator

Our next Compassionate Listening training will take place on Saturday, October 3 from 1-4pm and the following Saturday, October 10 from 1-4pm, all on Zoom. This schedule might change, so please check here for more information. All are welcome.

Wednesday, October 14 – LIS Interfaith Study Course

7 – 8:30 pm PDT World Scripture: A Group Exploration
with Harold Rosen, Community Interfaith Educator

This is the third session of a 10-week series, focusing on Buddhist scripture this month. These classes are offered on the second Wednesday of each month. Attend one or more sessions on Zoom. Check here for schedule, cost, faith traditions included, and other information. All are welcome.

Also from Banyen Books: Beyond our Banyen-hosted offerings, we have a ton of free videos, quotes, and offerings from the wider world to inspire and nourish you at this time. We have begun to gather these inspirational links here: banyen.com/banyen-blog/offerings. There’s a lot of useful goodies to unpack over time… keep this page handy, and we will keep adding to the list.
Here are a few gems:
1.    Guidelines for a Home Retreat: a wonderful bundle of teachings, meditations, and inspirations for transforming your time at home into an enriching and enlightening retreat (with Jack Kornfield, Trudy Goodman, and Tara Brach).

2.    Spiritual Resources for the COVID-19 Pandemic: from the rich vaults of Spirituality & Practice, a range of resources from world spiritual traditions for these times.

3.    Resilience in Challenging Times: a carefully curated offering of their most potent and restorative resources (many of them free) from Sounds True.


Do you have something to add? Please let us know at livinginterfaithsanctuary@gmail.com. We’re happy to help spread the word about your gatherings, and would love it if you would be so kind as to do the same for us. Thank you!