Our East Vancouver Centre –
Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver is a not-for-profit organisation whose aim is to create peace and harmony within our world. Our East Van Temple provides a comfortable and relaxed environment in which people can discover the benefits of meditation and modern Buddhism for themselves. Everybody is welcome!


Buddhist meditation techniques have been practised by people for thousands of years. We offer a modern presentation of Buddhism that enables people with busy lives to experience deep and lasting happiness.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver is part of the New Kadampa Tradtion - International Kadampa Buddhist Union
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Classes at Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver :
East Van · Class · Sun · 10:00 am - 11:15 am
East Van · Kids Class · Sun · 10:00 am - 11:15 am
Foundation Study Program · Mon · 7:00 pm - 9:15 pm
East Van · Simply Meditate · Tue · 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
East Van · Learn to Meditate · Wed · 7:00 pm - 8:15 pm
East Van · Class · Thu · 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Find out more about Drop-in ClassesOur TeachersDaily Chanted Prayers at KMCV

Modern Buddhism

The instructions given at our classes are grounded in ancient wisdom and have been handed down in an unbroken lineage since the time of Buddha. Revitalised by contemporary Meditation Master, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, especially for the people of the modern world, our classes offer practical methods for solving the real-world problems we face as well as scientific methods for improving our human nature and qualities through developing the capacity of our mind.

Everybody Welcome

Our classes are open to everybody, regardless of background, and cater to those who simply want to calm their mind through to those who want effective strategies for improving the quality of their life right now, as well as those looking to embark on the complete path of inner transformation that Buddha taught. In other words, you don’t need to be a Buddhist to come to our classes – everyone can benefit from these practical instructions for living a more peaceful, joyful life.

Throughout Vancouver

We offer a rich program of classes and courses at the Temple in East Vancouver which is easily accessed by public transport. But we also hold 4 classes in suburbs throughout Vancouver every week so that you don’t have to travel far for your weekly meditation “top up”. These classes are all taught by qualified Kadampa meditation teachers who are continuously improving their understanding and practice of Buddhist meditation through the in-depth study programs offered at the Temple.

Global Community

Our Temple is part of an international network of Buddhist Centres that exists throughout Canada and the world. These Centres were all founded by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso with the express intention of bringing inner peace to every corner of globe and the wish for everyone to find deep, lasting happiness within. By creating peace in your mind through these classes, you become part of a worldwide movement to create a more peaceful world.

An Inclusive Community

KADAMPA MEDITATION CENTRE VANCOUVER is a completely inclusive community. The tools we provide can help everyone, regardless of age, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, occupation, religion, philosophy, way of life or background. Everyone can benefit from these teachings without exception, and everyone is welcome. The Temple welcomes people from all faiths and those who do not subscribe to any faith. You do not have to be a Buddhist to take part in the program or to benefit from it.

Get Involved

Kadampa Meditation Centre is run by the kindness of volunteers. People like you, volunteer their time to provide all of the facilities the centre offers, including a full range of Buddhist study and meditation programs throughout the year.
Volunteering offers a special opportunity to:
▪ Put the teachings and meditations into practice directly
▪ Meet and work alongside people from all walks of life
▪ Contribute to the success of activities the profits of which are dedicated to public benefit through the International Temples Fund.

We always need help, both skilled and unskilled, to maintain and run the centre. If you have a couple of hours to spare and would like to help, please fill out our volunteer form below.

Buddhist Bookshop

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver
1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver BC V5N 2K2
Store is open before and after classes (check the calendar for class schedule).
The Kadampa Meditation Centre Buddhist shop is an excellent resource for books on Buddhism, ritual items, and accessories. We are affiliated with Tharpa Publications, a non-profit corporation that publishes books on Buddhism and meditation by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Gift Store

We supply audio CDs, Buddhist art, and Sadhanas for prayer and meditation. Books are available in English, as well as in many other languages. The KMCV shop also carries a wide selection of Buddha statues, shrine items (such as offering bowls) and ritual items (such as malas, vajras, and bells). Meditation cushions and zabutons are also available for purchase. Accessories, from jewelry and hand-made book covers to incense and journals, complement Buddhist practice and make excellent gifts.

Order Online

You can  order a full range of Buddhist art, cds, books and downloads, online at Tharpa Publications.  www.Tharpa.com/ca