Wherever you are social distancing, why not join us for live-streamed classes and meditations!

Registration is open to everyone living in Ottawa/Gatineau, Cornwall, Perth and Arnprior

For all other areas, please check Kadampa Buddhist Centre websites close to you.

How to register and join a class
Click the class link opposite and you can register using PayPal or credit card. You will receive a confirmation email that includes a link to the class you have registered for. Copy the link and paste it into your browser at least 5 minutes before the scheduled start time. You will be linked to a waiting room and the host will bring you into the class at the scheduled time.


Thoughts from around the world


Meditation is essential for human happiness




Live-streaming schedule



Tuesday Evening Classes 7-8:15pm


These classes will focus on methods derived from Buddha’s teachings which help us to find (and remain with) inner peace during challenging times. They will include easy-to-understand and helpful practical advice, along with guided meditations to show you how to gain a deeper experience.

Class Fee: $12 and for those experiencing financial difficulties at this time: $6

Tuesday, April 7
How find, and remain with, inner peace
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Tuesday, April 14
How to let go of negative thoughts
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Tuesday, April 21
How focusing on others reduces anxiety
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Tuesday, April 28
How to turn adversity to our advantage
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Wednesday Evening Classes 7-8:30pm

These classes introduce us to a series of meditations derived from Buddha’s teachings which can help us to find lasting inner peace and great meaning in our daily lives. Although the classes are presented as an ongoing series, each class is self-contained.

Class Fee: $12 and for those experiencing financial difficulties at this time: $6

April – A Foundation for Our Practice

Wednesday, April 8
Our Precious Opportunity 
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Wednesday, April 15
No Time to Waste
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Wednesday, April 22
What Follows Death?
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Wednesday, April 29
Shelter from Suffering
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Noontime Meditations 12:15 – 12:45pm


In this ongoing series of half-hour classes we’ll focus on finding peace and happiness within through meditation. Each class will contain a short talk explaining the meditation topic, and a guided meditation.

In the first three classes, we’ll focus on meditations which help us find inner peace through developing a kind heart towards others.

Class Fee: $5 and for those experiencing financial difficulties at this time: $2.50

Wednesday April 1
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Friday April 3
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Wednesday April 8
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These meditations are downloadable at Tharpa.ca, so you can continue to enjoy the positive effects of meditation on your own.


Sunday Morning Classes 10-11am


The positive power of patience 
(beginning April 19)

Patience enables us to remain happy and peaceful when things get challenging. These classes will help us learn effective methods to develop patience, and to practise it in daily life. Each class will include uplifting, easy-to-practise advice and two guided meditations.

Class Fee: $12 and for those experiencing financial difficulties at this time: $6

April 19:
Accepting unavoidable difficulties 
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April 26:
Letting go of the mind of retaliation (Part 1)
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May 3: 
Letting go of the mind of retaliation (Part 2)
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May 10:
Dependent arisings: Letting go of blame
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The Great Gift of Cherishing Others

A special online teaching from the UK with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong to commemorate NKT Day 2020, April 4th, 9:00am EST

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Donations are most welcome

Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a registered Canadian charity (Charitable Reg. Number 88586/6293RR0001).

If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Centre please click the donate button below or contact Kelsang Varahi at admin@meditateinottawa.org to make large sum or regular donations. Money is used for the maintenance and upkeep of the building. Any profits from class fees go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace

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