Banyen Books & Sound


Independently owned and based in Kitsilano since 1970, Banyen Books & Sound is an oasis, a crossroads, a meeting place of East and West, "old ways" and current discoveries. Canada's most comprehensive metaphysical bookstore, we offer a broad spectrum of resources and tools for conscious living, visioning, and personal growth inspired by humanity's spiritual, healing, and earth wisdom traditions. Pull up a comfy chair and stay for a while, or browse online. You are welcome here.

Banyen has a large selection of books, statues and incense related to practices from the Himalayas. We host free informative and inspirational presentations in the store on a regular basis - see our Events page for the full schedule.





3608 West 4th Avenue

Himalayan Resources

This Resources is a curated list of businesses, NGOs, religious sites, and community organizations related to the Himalayan community in the Lower Mainland.

The UBC Himalaya program is working to build an interdisciplinary hub for sharing knowledge about the Himalayan region, drawing upon faculty expertise, student engagement, and community partnerships. We see our website as a resource for anyone interested in the Himalayas to network, connect, and learn by engaging with the Himalayan community in Metro Vancouver.