What is our Mission?
To unite the community of Buddhist monks and nuns from different Buddhist traditions, so that together we create the strong spiritual synergy needed to bring World Peace.
To encourage all people to cultivate compassion and wisdom by engaging in activities beneficial to the community and cultivate inner peace.
What is our Vision?
Every year on the full moon day of the month of May, Buddhists around the world celebrate Vesak (commemoration of Buddha’s birth, enlightenment and passing). Observing this tradition, Buddhist organizations in B.C. have been celebrating Vesak within their community at large without exception.
Starting last year, the United Sangha hosted a joint Vesak celebration in Vancouver with over 40 monastics. This year, the “Vesak 2016” celebration will be held on June 4, 2016 at the Vancouver Technical Secondary School, to pray and meditate for the sake of Inner Peace and World Peace. The United Sangha Vesak 2016 Celebration will heighten the spiritual synergy amongst the participants as they understand and learn more about Buddha’s fundamental teaching on compassion and empathy for humanity.
“Vesak 2016 for World Peace” welcomes everyone to come to share Buddha’s wisdom, knowledge and compassion. The event will demonstrate the Buddhist philosophy of spiritual enlightenment through meditation, compassion for all living beings.
Who are we?
Chan Nguyen Monastery (Vietnamese Mahayana tradition)
Bodhiyana Buddhist Education Society (Taiwan Mahayana tradition)
Buddhist Vihara Society in BC (Sri Lankan Theravadin tradition)
Burmese Buddhist Society (Burmese Theravadin tradition)
Fa Yu Buddhist Monastery (Taiwanese Mahayana Tradition)
Gawa Ling (Tibetan Karma Kagyu tradition)
Mai Tor Kok Buddhist Society (Chinese Mahayana tradition)
Metta-yana Buddhist Center (Taiwanese Mahayana tradition)
Phap Hoa Temple (Vietnamese Mahayana tradition)
San Hui Buddhist Society (Taiwanese Mahayana Pureland tradition)
Surrey Buddhist Centre (Canadian Vajrayana tradition)
Vipassana Bhavana in B.C.
Wat Tepthidaram(Cambodian Theravadin tradition)
Wedo Tibetan Buddhist Society
Other individual monastics
Total of over 60 monastics