Local Interfaith Events

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!

Friday, July 10 – Wider Lens, Salaam USA and Living Interfaith Sanctuary

6 pm – 8:30pm – Exploring Emotions on Racial Inequality
Free live event: Register here. Zoom link will be provided to registered participants only. Limited to 40 participants.

Saturday, July 11 – Living Interfaith Sanctuary

10am The Life and Death of the Báb (Baha’i) with Harold Rosen

Join Zoom gathering online

Zoom Login: https://us02web.zoom.us/j/86191347595

Meeting ID: 861 9134 7595

Sunday, July 12 – Banyen Books Online

11 am – 12:15 pm – Dr. James Hollis ~ Living Between Worlds: Finding Personal Resilience in Changing Times (Jungian analyst)
Live online, cost $10 Register here

Saturday, July 18 – Banyen Books Online

11 am – 12:30 pm – Rick Hanson, PhD ~ NEURODHARMA: Seven Practices of the Highest Happiness Live online, register for free

Wednesday, July 22 – Banyen Books Online

7 pm – 8:15 pm – RECONCILIATION in Action ~ with Nakota Elder, Wilson Bearhead, and Indigenous Education Advocate, Charlene Bearhead Live online, register for free

Tuesday, July 28 – 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.
The Zoom login is coming…
Meeting ID:
Going forward, these will take place from 7-8pm on the last Tuesday of every month. 

Wednesday,  August 5 – Interfaith Study Course

6 – 9 pm Re-Encountering Creation Stories* with Kevin McCarty

Looking at different faith traditions’ origin narratives, you will come to recognize the powerful influence they have on your life today. As you place yourself in your own creation story, we will explore how creation stories from other faith traditions help us understand our world.
*Email Kevin at kevinmccarty.project@gmail.com to register for free and receive the Zoom link and materials for this course.

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!