Volunteer Opportunities

There are numerous ways to support Joyful Land. At the moment, since we are closed to in-person classes, opportunities to help are limited to those living at Joyful Land. However when we do reopen, hopefully in the near future, perhaps you’ll consider helping Joyful Land in one of the following areas.

Work around Joyful Land

If you are interested in volunteering some time to help with cleaning, maintenance, and other tasks, you can contact Kelsang Varahi at admin@meditateinottawa.org

Distribute publicity

It’s a fun way to connect with the community and to let people know about upcoming classes and events. Please contact Steve Grover for further information: groversteve@gmail.com

Become a teaching assistant

Join our group of teachers’ assistants who help our teachers by welcoming students before classes begin. The job is very simple and we will happily train you. If you’re interested please contact Shannon Haggerty at shanhaggerty@gmail.com

Make a donation

Joyful Land Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization, is entirely run by volunteers and relies on the kindness of others and income from classes and events. It is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition, International Kadampa Buddhist Union. And the Centre is a registered Canadian charity (Charitable Reg. Number 88586/6293RR0001) that issues donation receipts for tax purposes.

If you wish to make a monetary donation to the Centre using PayPal or credit cards 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 supplies, maintenance and upkeep of the building. Any profits from class fees go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.


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