About this Community

Nalandabodhi Vancouver evolved from a small group of people following the teachings of Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, who lived and taught in Vancouver from 1994 to 2000.  In 2008, we established our own centre – Maitrivana, The Garden of Loving Kindness – at 4610 Earles Street (near the 29th Avenue SkyTrain station). This is our 10th anniversary as a sangha!

Nalandabodhi Vancouver is extremely fortunate to have our own teacher in residence, Lama Rabten, who has been central in our spiritual development as a sangha.

We offer study classes at all levels, group meditation practice, teachings by Lama Rabten, as well as programs with guest Nalandabodhi teachers. Please feel free to come by and check us out – whether you are beginning your own journey of exploration into 21st century Buddhism, or looking for a Buddhist centre to relate to.

We also meet to practice together on regular Community Practice days – usually the final Sunday of the month – to support each other in our centre family or sangha and to connect with the larger community through service and engagement.

Find out more about specific events and courses you might want to participate in at Events and Courses Nalandabodhi Vancouver. We welcome your interest and curiosity. Please come and visit!