Drop-in Classes

The drop-in classes consist of talks and guided meditations suitable for everyone. 

Tuesday Evenings | Intro to Buddhism | 7:00pm – 8:15pm
with Denise Fitzgerald

Wednesday Evenings | Learn to Meditate | 7:00pm – 8:15pm
with Jenalee Tsimara

Thursday Evenings | General Program | 7:00pm – 8:30pm
with Gen Kelsang Sanden

Saturday | Various Courses | various
with Various Teachers

Sunday Mornings | General Program | 11:00am – 12:15pm
with Inkeri Meharg

Meditation for Children | Sunday Mornings
11:00am – 12:15pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver (KMCV) was established to provide people in the Vancouver area with the opportunity to learn about and practice Buddha’s teachings. Our city commercial space re-opened in 2013, and is a peaceful sanctuary located in the heart of the city.

Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver Location

1833 Victoria Diversion, Vancouver BC, V5N2K2
(where Commercial Dr & Victoria Dr meet @ 18th ave)


KMC Vancouver offers three different levels of study programs all based on the books of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso:

  • The General Program Meditation Class which is open to everyone;
  • The Foundation Program, for those who wish to study systematically;
  • The Teacher Training Program (TTP), for those who wish to train to become Buddhist meditation teachers themselves. (Currently merged with Foundation Program)

You are also welcome to attend the chanted prayers and meditations that are held at the Main Center daily. See the calendar for times.

If you have any questions check out our FAQ’s page and the what to expect at a class page. As always feel free to contact us.


KMC Vancouver is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). The NKT is an International Union of Kadampa Buddhist Centers. There are currently over 2200 centers and groups worldwide. Near the Vancouver area, we have a sister centers in Abbotsford, KMC Fraser Valley, which holds classes in Surrey and many other cities in the Fraser Valley.  From time to time, we gather as a community at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada in Toronto, home of our National Temple for festivals, special courses, and retreats.