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Zen Centre of Vancouver

Address: 4269 Brant Street, Vancouver, BC V5N 5B5   BC
Tradition: Mahayana, Zen, Rinzai
Affiliation: Rinzai-Ji
Phone: (604) 879-0229
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Contact: Eshin John Godfrey  

Zuru Ling

Address: (Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre) 318-336 East 1st Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6T 4R6    BC
Tradition: Vajrayana
Phone: (604) 874-7655
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Spiritual Advisor: Ven. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche  
Contact: Angela Hryniuk  

Akshobya Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: #208 2120 Kensington Road, NW Calgary Alberta T2N 0H3   Alberta
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, New Kadampa Tradition
Affiliation: Chandrakirti Meditation Centre - Toronto
Phone: (403) 270-7149
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Spiritual Director: Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Drop-in classes on many weekday evenings (Mon-Wed, Calgary; Thurs in Okotoks).

Prayers for World Peace every Sunday morning at 11 (meditation, teachings, prayers)

Please visit website for current calendar:

Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association

Address: 2329 – Milbourne Road W, Edmonton, Alberta, T6K 1H6 Alberta, Canada   Alberta
Tradition: Theravada, Sri Lankan
Affiliation: Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre
Phone: (780) 641-9795
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Contact: Ven. Seelananda  Email  
Teacher: Ven. Talgaswewe Seelananda  
Teachers: Ven. Madawela Punnaji, Ven. Madawala Seelawimala,  
Spiritual Director: Ven. Talgaswewe Seelananda  Email  
Notes and Events:

Please contact Ven. Seelananda at

for further information on daily program, meditation retreats, Childrens Dhamma School.

Atlantic Soto Zen Center

Address: 3584 Prospect Road   White\\\'s Lake Nova Scotia B3T 1Z3
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen, Soyu Matsuoka Lineage
Affiliation: Soto Zen
Phone: 902 852 4323
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Main Contact: Rev. Tesshin James Smith  
Teacher: Rev. Tesshin James Smith  
Spiritual Director: Abbot Taiun Michael Elliston  
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The Atlantic Soto Zen Center offers a traditional Soto Zen service including instruction and practice in Zazen meditation, Kinhin, walking meditation, Dharma study and lectures by the Abbot, chanting, one to one interview, Zazen kai and Sesshin, extended meditation retreats periodically throughout the year. Details are available at

Awakened Meditation Centre

Address: 134 Sixth Street   Toronto Ontario M8V 3A5
Tradition: Mahayana, Korean Ganhwsoen (Koan Zen)
Affiliation: Korean Chogye Order
Phone: 647-342-3322
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Main Contact: Greg Samuelson  (Phone: 416-838-4305)
Teacher: Hwasun Yangil Sunim  
Spiritual Director: Hwasun Yangil Sunim  (Phone: 647-342-3322)
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Zen Meditation instruction offered at Awakened Meditation Centre by Zen Master Hwasun Yangil is intended for both beginners and advanced students alike.

Participants are offered a rare opportunity to enrich their inner life and practice under the guidance of an experienced Zen Master.

Instruction is provided in sitting meditation posture, breathing techniques, walking meditation, and Ko-an meditation, to concentrate and awaken the mind.

According to Zen tradition, at a gathering of his disciples Shakyamuni Buddha probed the understanding of his followers about the ultimate goal of His teaching by holding a flower aloft before the assembly. Among the thousand assembled there, only Mahakasyapa is said to have understood the gesture and acknowledged it with a smile. Thereupon, the Enlightened One acknowledged the transmission of the right Dharma eye, the blissful mind of Nirvana and the ultimate reality to the Venerable Mahakasyapa.

The transmission is outside of the scriptures. It aims at the direct pointing at the mind for the perception of self-nature and attainment of enlightenment.

The Zen teaching traces its origin from this transmission. It remains a living tradition, passed on from master to disciple.

From the great traditions of Asia, Zen has found a new home in the hearts of many in North America and Europe.

Zen opens a whole world of possibilities for improving and appreciating ones day-to-day life through mindfulness and awareness of the moment.

Blue Heron Zen Buddhist Centre

Address: 74 Alpine Avenue  Hamilton Ontario L9A 1A6
Tradition: Mahayana, Vietnamese Zen
Phone: 905-575-5976
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Teachers: Visiting monastics a few times per year  
Main Contact: Sister Tinh Quang  
Spiritual Director: Sister Tinh Quang  
Notes and Events:

Zen and Vipassana Meditation, Days of Mindfulness, workshops, courses, individual counselling, chanting, and dharma talks.

Bodhi Association Canada

Tradition: Mahayana, Tibetan tradition, Nyingmapa school
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Main Contact: Lauren Wang  Email  (Phone: 1 613 799 5562 )
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Bodhi Association Canada, which was established in 2006, is a Buddhist group with the aim of studying and practising the teachings of Buddha. It has been registered officially according to federal requirements. Under the instruction of Khenpo SoDargye Rinpoche, and following the teachings associated with the Han Monk system of Serthar Larung WuMing (Five Sciences) Buddhist Institute, the Bodhi Association is organized to study and to practise both esoteric and tantric Dharma with the purposes of propagating wisdom and the great compassion and to benefit all sentient beings with invaluable Buddha’s teachings. There are more than 50 members of the Association for present. The activities that include studying and practising of Dharma are organized in routine schedule. The courses on processing right now cover the teachings as following:《Great exposition of the Dzogchen Preliminaries》, 《Pure Land Practice in Tibetan Buddhism》, 《Five Sutras and One Commentary of Pure Land》, 《Comprehensive Commentary on Bodhicharyavatara》, etc.


On the peaceful land of Canada, our purpose is to propagate the Dharma, to enrich the mind with great compassion and wisdom according to Buddha’s teaching; to eliminate the conflicting emotions, sufferings and pressures starting with the method of self-transforming, to fulfill our life with enrichment and joy, and to realize the real benefits to ourselves and to others.

Also, the Association organizes the activities of studying and practising of many kinds of sutras and commentaries following by the steps of Dharma studying systematically, with the purpose of cultivating the right acknowledge and the right opinion, and to absorb Buddha’s teaching by heart.

Courses schedule: please refer to 《Admission Brochure of “Future-Orientation” by Bodhi Association《 in detail.

Routine Activities:

· Dharma Studies: to study, contemplate, and practise the Dharma in order to investigate the real meaning of Dharma, to dissolve the doubts and to establish the foundation of right thinking by form of group-study in local or online.

· Compassion to lives: to liberate and to protect the lifes from being killed, to protect the environment.

· Circulation of books and digital forms of dharma teachings by Khenpo SoDargye Rinpoche and other Guru Masters of Serthar Larung WuMing Buddhist Institute.

· Donations to Lamas in old age.

· Offering of “Meals for ten thousand of Monks” with an annual schedule.

· Taking care of people of senior age and patients needing help, and to provide hospice care and to organize lay Buddhists to recite sutra and mantra for helping dying and died people.

· Sutra courses for Children and Thangka painting class.

Brampton Buddhist Mission Centre

Address: 133a Main St. S., Brampton L6Y 1N2   Ontario
Tradition: Theravada, Monks residence only
Phone: (905) 454 6649
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Note:  the Brampton Buddhist Mission Centre uses the property at 133A – Main St. South, Brampton, Ontario, L6Y 1N2, Canada, as a place of ‘clergy residence’ only for monks dwelling.

British Columbia Insight Meditation Society

Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana
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The British Columbia Insight Meditation Society (BCIMS), formerly Vipassana BC, is a nonprofit society based in Vancouver, British Columbia. Formed to connect and support Buddhist meditation communities in B.C. that practice in the Theravadan tradition, we provide access to teachings through classes, sitting groups and retreats, and build sangha through community events and volunteer work.

We invite you to join us exploring the Buddha’s teachings on insight, generosity and kindness; and in awakening the body, mind and heart in formal meditation practice and in the challenge of daily life.

Address: 501-10838 Pape Ave  Toronto M4K 3W2
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Contemporary
Phone: +1 (647) 520 5534
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Main Contact: Eddie T  Email  (Phone: +1 (647) 520 5534)
Spiritual Director: Anna G  Email  (Phone: +1 (647) 520 5534)
Notes and Events: provides Buddhist & Spiritual News, Blogs, Tweets, Video updated on 24/7/365 basis, as well as other media including  Pics, Music, Chanting  and applicable programs for Spirituality, Wellness and Divination etc.

Buddhayana Forest Retreat Centre

Address: RR# 1   Scotsburn Nova Scotia B0K 1R0
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
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Buddhayana Forest Retreat is a Buddhist meditation retreat center. situated in a 
beautiful mixed hardwood forest of Nova Scotias Cobequid Highlands. 

Buddhayana Forest Retreat  is to offer temporary, monastic style meditation retreats, 
in the Buddhist ascetic forest tradition of Shakyamuni Buddha;   Thai forest monks; 
Tibetan mountain yogis; Zen and Taoist hermits; and others who have retreated to the
quiet and solace of the nature,  to engage in a sincere and disciplined practice of
meditation.Buddhayana Forest Retreat is currently in its final phase of construction.
To date, we have raised sixteen retreat cabins and a meditation hall.
Please join us for the 2nd Annual Buddhayana Painters Meditation Retreat. 
From Aug. 11 - Aug 19th, 2012. Contact

Buddhist Place

Address: 588 Stewart Street Peterborough, Ontario   Peterborough Ontario K9H 4C1
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 705 775-4567 7O5-760-9157
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On-going Activities Location: St. John’s Anglican Church
99 Brock St., Peterborough - just east of Water Street
Sitting Meditation:
Wednesday evenings: 7:00 - 8:30 p.m.
Meditation with some instruction, Loving-kindness meditation,
Dharma reading and discussion
Saturday morning: 8:10 - 9:30 a.m.
Reflection, meditation and chanting.

Burmese Buddhist Society, BC

Address: 6700 NO 4 Road  Richmond BC V6Y 2S9
Tradition: Theravada
Phone: 604- 207- 0068
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Main Contact: Ashin Ghosaka  Email  (Phone: 604 207- 006)
Spiritual Director: Ashin Ghosaka  Email  (Phone: 604 207 0068)
Notes and Events:

Burmese Buddhist Society, BC conducts a Sunday Meditation Group. The method is Satipatthana  Vipasana Meditation guided by a Theravada Buddhist Monk. Fee free.

Welcome to Everyone.

Calgary Buddhist Meditation Centre

Address: #110, 138 18th Ave SE  Calgary Alberta T2G 5P9
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: 403-554-4350
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Spiritual Director: Shirfu Samanta  Email  
Notes and Events:

Meditation class: Tuesdays 7:30pm Meditation and Dharma talk: Sundays 10:00am

Calgary MaChik Chöling

Address: 6319 Thorncliffe Dr NW   Calgary Alberta T2K3A8
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kagyu/Nyingma (Chöd)
Affiliation: MaChik Chöling
Phone: 403-283-8744
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Teacher: Lama Jigmé Jinpa  
Main Contact: Dechen Namdrol  (Phone: 403-283-8744)
Notes and Events:

Weekly group meditation on Sundays at 1100HRS

Please contact Dechen Namdrol by phone prior to first visit. The center is in a home and is not a stand alone facility.

Calgary Shambhala Meditation Group

Address:   Calgary Alberta
Tradition: Vajrayana
Affiliation: Shambhala
Phone: 403-809-1655
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Notes and Events:

As a general introduction to our meditation practice, the purpose is to develop focused clarity in our everyday lives by training the muscle of awareness and presentness in formal meditation sessions. Our style of practice is with eyes open, accepting of and sensitivity to our five senses, using the breath to focus us back intot the present moment, and a gentle relationship with thinking and an accepting relationship to thoughts. While this might seem to be a focus on personal development, our ultimate objective is to be better able to help and heal the societies we find ourselves in: home, friends, work and volunteering.

Meditation every second Sunday open to the public at the auditorium of Brentwood Co-op. From 9:30 to 1:30 (come and leave at any time). If this is your first time joining us for meditation, please use the contact information below for a brief orientation. The general schedule for these sessions is

9:15 to 9:30, set up
9:30 to 10, conversation
10 to 12:30, sitting meditation, walking meditation, exercise, readings, spontaeous talks or discussions from the cushion
12:30 to 1:00, concluding conversations
1:00, take down.

Calgary Soto Zen

Address: c/o Murray McGillivray 602-15 St. N.W.  Calgary Alberta T2N 2A9
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Phone: 403-220-4678
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Main Contact: Tim Sampson  Email  
Notes and Events:

Meditation (zazen) Monday and Wednesday a.m. at 8:00 during University of Calgary Fall and Winter terms (i.e. September through April) in room 317a MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary; Meditation Monday evening at 7:00 year round in the same room. See our Web site for further detail and any changes.

Canadian Buddhist Directory

Address:   Ontario
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 416-669-3362
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Main Contact: Karma Yonten Gyatso  Email  (Phone: 416-669-3362)
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Directory of 470+ Canadian Buddhist organizations.
Maintained by The Sumeru Press (

PO Box 2089, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada L4E 1A3

Centre Bodhicitta de Gatineau

Tradition: Mahayana, Lama Tsongkhpa, H.H. Dalai-Lama
Phone: 819-790-1533
Teacher: Jason Simard  
Spiritual Director: Lama Samten  Email  
Notes and Events:

Meditation, study of Lam Rim and other texts, Tara practice, compassion practice, and others, Tibetan language course, organized trips to India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Thailand. Other visits may be arranged as required. For more details, see web site:   Languages: Tibetain, French, English.

Centre Bodhicitta de Montréal

Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Dalai-Lama
Affiliation: Gaden Jangtse
Phone: 514-433-0813
Teacher: Jason Simard  
Spiritual Director: Guéshé Samten  
Notes and Events:

Meditation classes, study of Lam Rim and other texts, Tara practice, compassion practice, and others, Tibetan language course, organized trips to India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Thailand. Other visits may be arranged as required. For more details, see web site:  Languages: Tibetain, French, English.

Chan Community Canada

Address: 45-7540 Abercrombie dr   Richmond BC v6Y 3Y8
Tradition: Mahayana, Master Sheng Yen : Caodong (Soto) and Linji ( Rinzai)
Affiliation: Chinese Zen
Phone: 778-996-1731
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Main Contact: Diane Kennedy  Email  (Phone: 778-989-9858)
Teacher: William Tsao  
Spiritual Director: Chan Master Guo Jun  
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We are a nonprofit organization committed to providing authentic Chan teachings and retreats with a Canadian flavour. Our primary teacher Chan Master Guo Jun, a Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen, carries transmission in both the Linji and Caodong tradition. William Tsao is our local Senior teacher. Our aim is to reduce personal suffering through the development of a way of life that encourages fresh awareness of being and new orientation to ones place in the cosmos. Training emphasizes calming the mind, gaining insight into the functioning of the self and mindful conscientious living for the benefit of all. We support communities by organizing local meditation sessions, Dharma talks and retreats.

Chan Nguyen Buddhist Monastery

Address: 1220-200 Street   Langley BC V2Z 1W5
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Vietnamese Zen & Pureland
Phone: (604) 533-8915
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Main Contact: Venerable Vien Dinh  Email  (Phone: (604) 533-8915)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Vien Giac  
Notes and Events:

Chan  Nguyen Buddhist Monastery is a monastery in the Vietnamese Zen and Pureland tradition.   There are about 18 monastics currently residing at the monastery.

Services are offered in Vietnamese at 9:30AM on Sunday.  For services and classes in English, please contact the monastery for details.

You are welcome to drop by and experience what it is like to live in a monastic setting.   We receive everyone on a Dana (generous donation) basis and will not turn anyone away.

The monastery is also pet friendly as we have dogs on the premises.

Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center

Address:   Fort Steele BC V0B 1N0
Tradition: Vajrayana, Universalist/Namgyal Lineage
Affiliation: Universalist/Namgyal Lineage
Phone: (250) 429-3929
Fax: (250) 429-3951
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Teacher: Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei  
Spiritual Director: Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei  
Teacher: Catherine Pawasarat  
Notes and Events:

Clear Sky is dedicated to the universal teachings of awakening.
 Check out our varied programs, or come to stay for a few months on our Karma Yoga program. We run meditation retreats, an eclectic summer program and holistic living courses. Join us as we develop an awakening community, along with many innovative projects like our Clear Sky Social Enterprise Farm and 1-acre Food Forest. The centre is also available for booking and is ideal for environmental conferences, corporate events, support group meetings, training, workshops and a wide variety of spiritual and holistic activities.
Mailing address: P.O. Box 19 Fort Steele V0B 1N0, Canada.

Contemplative Counselling Services

Address: Near MacDonald and West 8th Ave  Vancouver BC V6K2B8
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Naropa University
Phone: 778-968-6463
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Main Contact: Marlise Meilan, MA, RCC  Email  (Phone: 778-968-6463)
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Contemplative Counselling Services offers psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective for individuals, couples and groups.

Therapy can bring deeper personal insight and awareness, better ways of understanding and coping with problems, and improved relationships.

Marlise Meilan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.

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