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!

 
 

Teachers

 
 
Resident Teacher

Gen Kelsang Sanden is a Canadian Buddhist monk, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Vancouver.  He has been a long time student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the founder of the New Kadampa Tradition. He is well loved for his compassion, sense of humour and the clarity of his teachings.
Gen Sanden is the main teacher at KMC Vancouver, leading guided retreats, Empowerments, Weekend courses as well as many weekly classes.  Gen Sanden also teaches the Foundation study program.

Other Teachers

KMC Vancouver is fortunate to have inspiring and experienced practitioners who teach drop-in meditation classes, and half day and full day courses. Our teachers engage in study and train in one of our extensive Study Programs: the Teacher Training Program or the Foundation Program.

Inkeri Meharg
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Inkeri Meharg

Inkeri Meharg is a senior Kadampa teacher who has been practicing for over 20 years. She brings a wealth of practical experience of integrating Buddhist teachings with daily life. Inkeri teaches the drop-in Meditation and Buddhism class on Sundays, at our main Kadampa centre.

Colleen Neely
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Colleen Neely

Colleen Neely is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher who has been practicing for over 20 years. People are drawn to Colleen's sincere and humble example, her practical teachings, and her natural warmth and humour. Colleen teaches the kids class on Sundays at the Kadampa Centre and also teaches various workshops on weekends.

Kevin McElroy
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Kevin McElroy

Kevin McElroy has been practicing Kadampa Buddhism for many years. Kevin draws on his experiences as a business leader, husband and father and loves using humour to make the teachings accessible and easy to understand .

Lucila McElroy
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Lucila McElroy

Lucila McElroy is a senior Kadampa teacher who brings a wealth of experience of practicing Buddhist teachings in daily life. She is known for her warmth and ability to touch the hearts of her students.

Denise Fitzgerald
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Denise Fitzgerald

Denise Fitzgerald is a senior Kadampa Buddhist teacher. Denise's warm-hearted manor exemplifies the Kadampa way of life. She shares Buddha’s teachings in a way that helps people see their potential for inner peace and happiness through practicing meditation. Denise teaches Intro to Buddhism on Tuesday evenings, and teaches various workshops on weekends.

Jenalee Tsimara
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Jenalee Tsimara

Jenalee Tsimaras is a dynamic and inspiring Kadampa Buddhist Teacher. She directly shows how young professionals can apply meditation and buddhism to their busy lives.

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.

Email admin@kmcvancouver.org or fill out our online volunteer form if you are interested in volunteering!

Buddhist Bookshop

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.

Hours: 
The shop is open 30 minutes before and after classes.

Order Online

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