Volunteer Opportunities
There are numerous ways to support Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa:
Helping maintain the building

If you have time, energy or expertise to assist with cleaning chores, maintaining, or repairing aspects of our 100+ year old building and property, please reach out to Kelsang Khandro at

Distribute publicity

Help us get the word out about special events or upcoming retreats by putting up posters and distributing publicity in your or other neighbourhoods. It’s a fun way to connect with the community and inform others about upcoming classes and events. Please contact Kelsang Lamden for further information:

Help with classes and retreats

Join our group of teachers’ assistants who help  set up the class and assist our teachers by welcoming and caring for our students. Or, volunteer for help with cooking, baking, prep-work or clean up for one of our on-site retreats. The tasks are not difficult and we will happily train you. If you’re interested in helping with classes and retreats please contact Kelsang Khandro at 

Make a donation

Donations graciously accepted. Charitable receipts available.

Donate now

Kadampa Meditation Centre Ottawa is a non-profit, registered Canadian charity: (Charitable Reg. Number 88586 6293RR 0001). It is entirely run by volunteers and relies on the kindness of others and the income from classes, events and donations. It is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, International Kadampa Buddhist Union. Money is used for the supplies, maintenance and upkeep of the building. with any extra money not required for these purposes flowing to the International Temples Project for World Peace.

We are happy to issue receipts for charitable donations for tax purposes.

If you wish to make a monetary donation simply  click the Donate now button above or contact Kelsang Khandro at admin@meditateinottawa.org for larger or recurring donations. 

Since the real purpose of meditation is to increase our capacity to help others, taking time each day to meditate is not selfish.
Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche
Eight Steps to Happiness