Our Centre, Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa, was established in 1996, under the direction of our Founder, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. We are a charitable non-profit organization and a member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.
Our goal is to provide people in the Ottawa area with an opportunity to practise Buddha’s teachings, to help them to solve their daily problems and find lasting happiness. (To learn more about Our Founder, Our Teachers, and Modern Kadampa Buddhism, click here.)
Our general meditation classes teach practical methods to improve the quality and meaning of life through developing inner peace, compassion and wisdom. We also offer more advanced classes for those wishing to deepen their understanding and practice of Buddhism.
Our Centre has a beautiful meditation room, where our classes are held. While most people sit in chairs when attending our classes, we can provide you with a meditation cushion to sit on, if you’d like one. We also offer a small bookshop/gift shop, and a quiet reading area.
You don’t need to be a Buddhist to attend our classes, or to benefit from them. Everyone is welcome here.
The path to enlightenment is really very simple - all we need to do is stop cherishing ourself and learn to cherish others.