We are again able to welcome visitors and overnight guests. Please contact us before visiting.

Lions Gate Buddhist Priory is a temple of the Order of Buddhist Contemplatives (OBC). The temple is located on 160 acres of forested land on the slopes of Botanie Mountain near Lytton, BC, Canada. Our practice is Serene Reflection Meditation (Sōtō Zen) and emphasises Buddhist meditation, cultivating compassion, and keeping the Buddha’s Precepts within the training of everyday life.


There are three monks in full-time residence. We offer meditation instruction, daily meditation, retreats, ceremonies and services, Sunday morning services, Dharma Talks and spiritual counselling. Visitors and guests are always welcome. Lay members and friends of the Priory meet regularly in Vancouver and Lytton, B.C. and there is a meditation group in Edmonton, AB.

The Priory is a registered charitable society supported entirely by donations from members and friends.