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