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Banyen Events

Upcoming events sponsored or hosted by Banyen Books & Sound.

September

Tuesday, September 26 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Manda Aufochs Gillespie for a presentation on the theme of her new book Green Mama-to-be: Creating a Happy, Healthy, and Toxin-Free...
Thursday, September 28 - 12:00pm
Banyen is a proud sponsor of Vancouver International Film Festival, one of North America’s largest film festivals. VIFF, September 28 -...
Author Reading and Facilitation to Meet your Sacred Tree with Sharon McCann
Thursday, September 28 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

If you have ever had a sense of communicating with Nature, or felt certain of Her sacredness, B.C. author and hypnotherapist Sharon McCann...

October

Sunday, October 1 - 6:15pm
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SFU Goldcorp

Monday, October 2, 11:30am
at: International Village 10

Tuesday, October 10, 10:30am
at: Vanity Theatre
 

Banyen is delighted to sponsor the Vancouver International Film Festival (VIFF) screenings of Leaning Into the Wind: Andy Goldsworthy....
Tuesday, October 3 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Yellowknife author Laurie Sarkadi as she reads (and sings) from her new memoir Voice in the Wild, an evocative examination of her deep...
Thursday, October 5 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Scott Stabile’s parents were murdered when he was fourteen. Nine years later, his brother died of a heroin overdose. Soon after that,...
Thursday, October 12 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join author Marion (Mugs) McConnell as she shares from her book Letters from the Yoga Masters - a treasure trove of previously unavailable...
Friday, October 13 - 8:00pm
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Orpheum Theatre
601 Smithe St.

Join Dan Savage & Esther Perel for a live taping of the Savage Lovecast in Vancouver! You are invited to an evening of provocative...
Saturday, October 14 - 2:00pm
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Unitarian Church
949 West 49th

By the time the AIDS pandemic in Africa had reached its height in the early 2000s, millions of children had been orphaned. In the face of...
Saturday, October 14 - 6:00pm
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Vogue Theatre
918 Granville St.

Ever ponder the miracle of life? Or perhaps wonder about the evolution of intelligence? Interested in finding your flow? In this live...
Tuesday, October 17 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Meet Ramana, direct disciple of Papaji for an introduction to his Radical Awakening work and discussion of his new book 7 Steps to Your...
Thursday, October 19 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Interestingly the word Shakthi or Goddess means "power" or "empowerment" in Sanskrit. Become aware of the power dynamics inherent in your...
Friday, October 20 - 7:15pm
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Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 49th Avenue

Just as birth midwifery helps us enter this world, death midwifery can help us leave it. Just as birth midwives have reclaimed birth as a...
Sunday, October 22 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

In this lecture, Zarko Andricivic, a Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen, will delineate the essential teachings of Chan Buddhism and...
Wednesday, October 25 - 7:00pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Rishima Bahadoorsingh for an evening of devotional music at Banyen! Traditional Indian music (bhajan, kirtan, mantra, poetry or...
Thursday, October 26 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Serge Mazerand for an evening of self-empowerment and inspiration. Serge will stir your heart and soul with soothing music on his...
Sunday, October 29 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join Albert Flynn DeSilver for an exploration of Writing as a Path to Awakening. For both writers and non-writers alike, DeSilver offers a...

November

Tuesday, November 7 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Whether biological, adoptive, or chosen, our families push our buttons like no one else can.  Kabbalah teaches that this is because our...
Thursday, November 9 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Stop trying to be happy and discover the greater joy of being fully alive through a deeper level of authentic, vulnerable connection. Most...
Thursday, November 16 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

The riddle of self-esteem is complex. People often tell one another, "Be kinder to yourself!" But it can be difficult to shift to self-...
Saturday, November 18 - 10:00am
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Asian Centre, UBC
1871 West Mall (map)

Stephen Jenkinson is a Harvard Educated Theologian, Culture Activist, founder of The Orphan Wisdom School, author of DIE WISE: A Manifesto...
Sunday, November 19 - 11:30am
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Join award-winning children's author and Buddhist teacher Rebecca Hazell for a launch of her new Shambhala Publications children's book The...
Tuesday, November 21 - 7:00pm
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St. Andrew's Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson Street

New York Times bestselling author Johann Hari will bring observations from his book on the war on drugs, called Chasing the Scream, to...
Thursday, November 23 - 6:30pm
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Banyen Books & Sound
3608 West 4th Ave.

Writer, artist, and filmmaker Andrew Struthers reads from The Sacred Herb / The Devil’s Weed, his new book exploring the hazy truths and...

February

Friday, February 9 - 7:00pm
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Unitarian Church of Vancouver
949 49th Ave. (map)

Please join us for an unforgettable evening with one of the world's most renowned spiritual teachers.What is our calling in the age of...
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