Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver (formerly Tilopa Kadampa Buddhist Centre) was founded in 1997 with the purpose of helping people in Vancouver and British Columbia discover inner peace and happiness through the practice of meditation.
Whether you are attending one of the centre’s many programs or relaxing here with friends, we offer a friendly and accessible environment for all who wish to learn about the Buddhist way of life. Situated in the heart of Vancouver, in the Trout Lake Community, the meditation centre is ideally located and accessible from anywhere in the city. Map
Part of a Global Spiritual Community
The centre is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union, an international association of study and meditation centers that follow the pure tradition of Mahayana Buddhism derived from the Buddhist meditators and scholars Atisha and Je Tsongkhapa and introduced into the West by the Buddhist Teacher Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.
There are over 1,000 Kadampa Buddhist centres around the world, with thousands of people now practicing Kadampa Buddhism under the guidance of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. The worldwide Kadampa community is like a global spiritual family because it offers us support and encouragement in our spiritual practice. It is very difficult to make spiritual progress without such help.