Be Wise, Go Kind, Live Fully.

Welcome to Nalandabodhi Vancouver

A space for meditation. A centre for study. A community that supports your desire to live more fully. Nalandabodhi Vancouver is all these things.

Nalandabodhi Vancouver is home to a community of people who embrace the ancient yet timeless wisdom of the Buddha. Guided by our founder, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, we offer classes in meditation and Buddhist philosophy. The benefits of these practices and studies are relevant and applicable to our everyday lives.

Please see our calendar for current activities.

At Mahasidda Retreat Centre we offer solo and group retreats, and invite students to participate in teacher-led Retreat Programs.

In conjunction with Nitartha Institute, we offer advanced classes in traditional Buddhist philosophy.

Whether you are interested in starting a meditation practice or have been a student of Buddhism for decades, we invite you to join us.

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In-Person Dharma Programs

Good news: Nalandabodhi Vancouver’s beautiful dharma centre, Maitrivana, is returning to in-person programming. Lama Rabten Tshering, our resident spiritual friend, is offering an in-person practice

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Coming up at Nalandabodhi Vancouver

In-person Meditation Practice and Potluck Lunch @ Maitrivana

Sun., November 27, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm –

This Sunday, please join Nalandabodhi for Shamatha meditation (calm-abiding) at our centre in Vancouver. The practice will include sitting and walking meditation. Afterwards, hang out with the sangha and enjoy a vegetarian potluck lunch if you are so inclined.

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Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition – 2022

Sat., December 3, 2022 @ 9:00 am – 10:30 am –

With its core Study Curriculum, Nalandabodhi has translated and adapted traditional Buddhist studies for Western students. Students progress sequentially through Buddhist philosophical schools, from foundational Hinayana precepts to Mahayana concepts of bodhichitta and buddha nature. Each course builds on the previous, resulting in an increasingly complex and subtle view.

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Chenrezig Nyinthün with Lama Rabten

Sun., December 4, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

Please join us on the first Sunday of the month for our day-long Chenrezig Nyinthün program; led by our resident Canadian spiritual friend, Lama Rabten Tshering.
The program is both in person at our Nalandabodhi Vancouver Centre, Maitrivana (Skt. Garden of Loving Kindness), and online via Zoom.

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Everyone is welcome.