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Banyen Events & Promotions

Throughout the year, Banyen hosts or sponsors many events. Most happen here in the store, where we have space for up to 100 people, while larger events are at other venues around town. Among the types of events we offer are:

  • author readings, talks, and booksignings
  • introductory talks / experiential learning sessions in a particular practice or subject
  • musical or chanting events
  • workshops
  • storytelling or poetry evenings
  • book circles
  • book sale tables at conferences and other allied events

Banyen has hosted over 3000 events over the past 25 years. We have hosted many celebrated authors and presenters such as Eckhart Tolle, Deepak Chopra, David Suzuki, don Miguel Ruiz, Deva Premal, Caroline Myss, and Robert Thurman. View our highlights of past presenters page here. We also host events with local authors & healers from a wide range of disciplines.

Event Promotion

We promote our events in a variety of ways:

  • through this website
  • our monthly email newsletter, Blossoming (10,500+ active subscribers)
  • our Facebook page
  • Twitter
  • Instagram
  • YouTube
  • Branches of Light, our twice-yearly free publication reviewing new and juicy books, audios, and videos (circulation 9,000).
  • Each event has a poster displayed in the store
  • Banyen also prints seasonal event flyers which are available free in the store. (Several hundred people come through Banyen each day.)
  • Free and paid advertising in magazines and listings
  • Publishing Interviews via Banyen's podcast show and interview page.

Please feel free to contact our Events Manager if you are interested in presenting an event with Banyen:

Jacob Steele: 604-732-4033 |
(e-mail is preferred over voice mail.)

Whether you are an author, a publisher or publicist, or an inspired teacher at large, consider how Banyen might help you reach your audience and so expand the glowing networks of lovingkindness and joyful wisdom.

View our list of Upcoming Events at Banyen


Blossoming email newsletter:

Browse our Blossoming archive.


Branches of Light: 

Branches of Light is Banyen's catalogue with 200+ new titles and reviews, which is published each Spring & Fall.

Read current or past issues or request an issue to be mailed to you.