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.

Maitrivana Reopening!

Dear Friends and Members of Nalandabodhi Vancouver, We’re very excited that Nalandabodhi Vancouver is reopening after an extensive “closed doors” period – due to the

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Maitrivana Flood Relief

In early January, Lama Rabten entered Maitrivana’s shrine room and made a shocking discovery: Water everywhere! The shrine room, library, foyer, washrooms, office – all

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Coming up at Nalandabodhi Vancouver

Hinayana 202: Hinayana Path and Fruition – 2022

Sat., October 1, 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., October 2, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 5:30 pm –

Please join us on Sunday, October 2, for the resumption of our monthly Nyinthün program, led by our resident Canadian spiritual friend, Lama Rabten Tshering.
This practice is both in-person at Maitrivana and online via Zoom.

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In-person Meditation Practice and Potluck Lunch @ Maitrivana

Sun., October 16, 2022 @ 10:00 am – 12:00 pm –

Everyone is welcome to a morning of Shamatha meditation (calm-abiding) at Maitrivana, the Garden of Living Kindness. The practice will include sitting and walking meditation. Afterwards, please stay for a vegetarian potluck lunch if you are so inclined.

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Everyone is welcome.