Westcoast Dharma Society
The Westcoast Dharma Society (WDS) was formed in Vancouver, BC, Canada in June, 1995 as a non-profit society 'to promote Buddhist meditation practices (primarily Vipassana and Metta) for the benefit of all beings.'
WDS focuses on retreat management with the specific mandate of bringing senior Western Dharma teachers to Vancouver to lead meditation retreats. WDS' vision includes a primary focus on the Theravadin practices of Vipassana and Metta but is not limited to them. By bringing senior Western Dharma teachers to Vancouver, WDS offers a significant addition to existing and emerging meditation opportunities provided by local teachers.
(Note that the address given is their administrative office. The retreats they organize are held at the UBC Asian Centre.)