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Banyen Events

Upcoming events sponsored or hosted by Banyen Books & Sound.

August

Thursday, August 29 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Psychedelic medicines–also known as entheogens–are entering the mainstream. And it’s no wonder: despite having access to the latest...

September

Monday, September 9 - 7:00pm
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VIFF Vancity Theatre (map)

Featured in the final title sequence of Becoming Nobody is the collaboration between Ram Dass and musician East Forest, “I Am Loving...
Sunday, September 15 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

How can we find our way through a seemingly ever more extreme welter of competing viewpoints to discern what is truly balanced, wholesome...
Sunday, September 22 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join four writers in conversation as they discuss the ways in which their spiritual practices and beliefs influence their writing. Jen...
Wednesday, September 25 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Described as an “indispensable modality of treatment” by Bessel van der Kolk, Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) offers...
Thursday, September 26 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Music is everywhere in our lives, both waking and sleeping, inside and out, but much of our musical ecosystem remains unheard. Join us as...
Sunday, September 29 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Sound healer & Conscious Living teacher and author Dawn James, for an uplifting evening. Dawn will share
 the spiritual lessons...

October

Friday, October 4 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books, 3608 W 4th.

Join Jogen Salzberg Sensei for an evening Dharma Talk at Banyen, plus a meditation retreat weekend. This retreat will be a practice of...
Sunday, October 6 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Whether your goal is reversal of type 2 diabetes, or weight management, or attaining vibrant, optimal health, a WFPB diet can get you there...
Thursday, October 10 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Without children of our own, women and men face different opportunities and challenges than parents do. Do You Have Kids? Life When the...
Wednesday, October 16 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Dr. Alexina Mehta, ND, BHK as she shares a preview of the highlights from  her highly anticipated ebook, " Freeing the Healer Within...
Thursday, October 17 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Shambhavi Sarasvati and friends for a free-flowing conversation about spirituality, the nature of reality, and any aspect of human...
Friday, October 18 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Home funeral vigils and more natural ecological dispositions of our bodies are transforming the paradigm of the existing funeral industry...
Sunday, October 20 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Doña María Apaza, the last living Priestess of the Q'ero Peoples, will share her insights on the importance of protecting the sacred...
Wednesday, October 23 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Dr. Ana Mozol for a discussion of the Jungian dreamwork technique of active imagination and how it intersects with the destiny line of...
Thursday, October 24 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

In the U.S. and around the world, humanity seems to be coming apart. We divide ourselves by race, by gender, by ethnicity, and...
Sunday, October 27 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

When we are told one million species may be pushed to extinction in the next few years, what is next for us? What can we do? Does it matter...

November

Saturday, November 2 - 2:00pm
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Kay Meek Theatre (map)

Everyone sleeps and dreams, yet most people have no idea as to why and how we dream, what our dreams mean, and what they can do for us....
Sunday, November 3 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

John Lander, renowed photographer for National Geographic, Lonely Planet, and TIME Magazine, will present a stunning slideshow &...
Thursday, November 7 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Chris Bache will share insights and experiences from his 20-year psychedelic journey into the depths and heights of consciousness reported...
Thursday, November 14 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Dr. Shahar Rabi, Assistant Professor of Counselling Psychology at Adler University, for a discussion of the themes of his new book...
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