BE is Back! What’s Happening This September

One of Sengai’s most famous works is “Circle Triangle Square” interpreted to represent the Universe by some. Sengai Gibon (1750-1838) was a Japanese Zen master.

What’s New This September

September kick starts our “Zero Waste” mandate

‘The word mottainai describes the three Rs – reduce, reuse, and recycle resources. Do not waste them. It means to believe that environmental protection is important. It also means to value resources. We can all help the environment in our own small way. One of the best ways of doing this could be to remember one word – mottainai! (

Invoking a Zen attitude of mind, we are inspired to work together in community and environmental consciousness towards making Zero Waste our reality. Our campaign is about causing minimal harm within and around us, consuming with awareness, taking Collective Responsibility, for the “wake” we leave behind. BE is a space to practice, imbibe and express this consciousness.

  • Join us to live the mantra: Reuse, Recycle, Reduce (your footprint)!
  • Bring Your Own Mug and Bowl,
  • Take your garbage with you and dispose responsibly,
  • Care for mother Earth, care for our universe, consume with care and gratitude
  • Care for the space, care for the cushion that you sit on, as it supports the experience you come to seek.

WE are CLOSED Sept. 7th LABOUR DAY: We will be closed on Monday, September 7th for B.C.’s Labour Day holiday.

BE PRACTITIONER GATHERING at 7PM, Sept. 17th: To accommodate the gathering, ZEN Meditation is CANCELLED this Thursday, Sept. 17th,

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BE Saatvik! The BE Vegetarian Kitchen is Open!


We are thrilled to have Joyce of YAH Foods back to inspire us with beautiful Raw Food preparations at BE as we restarted  our Saatvic Food Preparation Classes on September 5th. Saatvik Indian Cooking classes with healing Ayurvvedic Spices have also begun, “You are what you eat”. What do we do with this knowledge?

Learn more about our Vision of Saatvik Vegetarian Food Preparation here.

The YAHpothecary: BE is excited to home to an Ayurvedic Herb + Spice Apothecary via YAH Foods on Nithyananda Wednesdays + Saturday Satsang evenings. The herbs are certified organic and include: Holy Basil/Tulsi, Haritaki, Triphala, Tumeric, Spirulina ~ pre-packed into half lb + 1 lb. bags.

All those interested, please send email to or text/talk 604-561-8689.


Our Yoga Program Begins Anew


September brings back our Yoga program, with Nithya Yoga scheduled to be reintroduced at our BE BLISSFUL Lifestyle Day. the first Saturday,  We look forward to introducing a variety of yoga classes, so be sure to check our Weekly Schedule for launch dates!

Learn more about our Yoga offerings to come in late September and October.


Osho Meditation

Date: Friday, September 4th
Time: 7:00pm–8:30pm

Meditation led by Osho Vancouver, a group who aims to raise individual consciousness by offering a safe place to explore one’s inner path.

More information on their Meetup site.

BE Blissful: Experience Nithyananda Day! Completion, Meditation, Energy Healing, Chanting & Satsang

Date: Saturday, September 5th
Time: 9:00am–8:00pm

A Day of Nithyananda teaching experiences.

More information, including the full day’s schedule, can be found here.

Give Peace a Chant Kirtan & CD Release

Date: Friday, September 11th
Time: 7:30pm

GPaC’s long-awaited CD is an offering of love! We are honoured to release ‘Kirtan Lila,’ inspiring the current mantra music revolution with our unique, pure sound and ancient mantras for peace and yoga.

More information here.

Demystifying Death: Meditations to Face the Fear

Date: Saturday, September 12th
Time: 2:00pm

VedicTeachings from enlightened master Paramahamsa Nithyananda: On the subject of Death

Demystifying Death: Completions to Face the Fear

Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 2:00pm
VedicTeachings from enlightened master Paramahamsa Nithyananda: Introduction to the Science of Completion.

More Information here.

Satsang & Kirtan (with the Krishna & Balaram Mandir)

Date: Sunday, September 13th
Time: 6:30pm–8:30pm

Come and enjoy a spiritual evening with other positive people (satsang) as the Krishna Balaram Mandir offers their evening program to celebrate Love and Devotion to Krishna, the Supreme Personality of Godhead in the Vedic tradition.

More information here

Heart’s Aspiration: Boundless Mind (Non-Residential Weekend Zen Meditation Retreat)

Dates and Times:
Friday, September 18th, 7:00–9:00pm

Saturday, September 19th, 9:00am–4:00pm (optional evening meditation)
Sunday, September 20th, 9:00am–4:00pmpm

North Shore Zendo presents a weekend Zen Buddhist meditation retreat with Hogen Bays Roshi, co-Abbot of Great Vow Zen Monastery.

More information here.

BE Kirtan: GPaC Sunday Kirtan for Peace and Love

Date: Sunday, September 20th
Time: 6:30pm

GPaC Sunday Kirtan for Peace and Love with Sandra Leigh & Friends.

More information here.

World Peace Day: Meditations & Chanting

Date: Monday, September 21st

When the world has been known to be steeped in confusion and war, monks have been known to simply sit and meditate under a tree! “Inner Peace brings Outer Peace”. We can affect change and enrich the world by taking collective responsibility for the incompletions and sufferings we hold in our inner space, Join us for a day of meditations and chanting including Mahamantra and Zazen, concluded by a healing gong bath (6:30pm)and peace invoking kirtan class (8pm).  Light Sattvik Vegetarian snacks will be provided.
More information here.

Pedagooogy 3000 World Tour Press Conference

Date: Thursday, September 24th
Time: 9:30am

A Press Conference as part of the Canadian Portrion of the Pedagooogy 3000 World Tour. Noemi Paymal, French anthropologist and creator of Pedagooogy 3000 will be speaking to members of the press about the tour.


New Children, New Society

Dates and Times: 
Saturday, September 26, 2015 from 9:30am to 6:30pm
Sunday, September 27, 2015 from 9:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Two days of workshops to help teachers, parents and child therapists learn new tools to educate today’s children, relieve Stress, increase Participation and lower school violence.

More information here.

Our Weekly Classes: We invite you check them out!