Buddhist Association of Interfaith Services

Open to all interested. address: 5810 Wilson Ave, Duncan, B V9L 1K4 phone: (250) 746-8110 lineage: Tibetan Gelugpa spiritual head: H. H. the Dalai Lama contact: Jhampa Shaneman, Resident Director AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1984 facilities: Residential facility.

Canada: British Columbia (cont.)

meditation program: Weekly medita­tion.

retreats offered: Periodic weekend retreats; extensive individual retreats.

Chagdud Gonpa

For people associated with Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche. address: 2034 Stephens Street, Vancouver, BC V5V 3K5 phone: (604) 733-5583 lineage: Tibetan Nyingmapa spiritual HEAD: H. E. Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche

affiliation: Autonomous. Associated with Rigdzin Ling, Chagdud Gonpa Foundation in Junction City, Cali­fornia.


meditation program: Weekly medita­tion.

retreats offered: Only when a teacher visits.

Dharma Group Vancouver

No description available. address: c/o Jolanta Pyra, #201 1230 East Eighth Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1V2 phone: (604) 876-3875 FAX: (604) 875-9606 lineage: Tibetan Kagyu spiritual head: Lama Ole Nydahl contact: Jolanta Pyra affiliation: Kamtsang Choling Interna­tional Centers

Dzogchen Vancouver

No description available.

ADDRESS: #305, 11806 88th Avenue, Delta, BC V4C 3C5 PHONE: (604) 597-6990 lineage: Tibetan Nyingma spiritual head: Namkhai Norbu Rin­poche

Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling— Burnaby

We have retreat land on Saltspring Island with accommodation for private retreats and organized group seminars. Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling offers seminars on Saltspring Island on approximately three long weekends every year—April, Au­gust, and October or November. Open to anyone interested in the Tibetan Kagyu tradition of Buddhism. address: 4939 Sidley Street, Burnaby, BC V5J 1T6 PHONE: (604) 434-4920 fax: Same

e-mail: ldavis@eznet. ca lineage: Tibetan Kagyu spiritual head: Lama Tsengyur Rin­poche

contacts: Haike Nissen and Sabina Kirst

affiliation: Kalu Rinpoche/Kagyu Dharma/affiliated with other groups throughout British Columbia. facilities: Residential meditation cen­ter; rural retreat facility. meditation program: Daily meditation and regular evening pujas, Tibetan lan­guage classes, Ngondro practices (summer). retreats offered: Three-year retreats; retreats with residential director and visiting teachers. publications: Endless Knot, quarterly.

Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling— Victoria

No description available. address: #302, 733 Johnson Street, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 phone: (604) 434-4920 lineage: Tibetan Kagyu

spiritual head: Kalu Rinpoche affiliation: Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling in Burnaby, British Columbia. ESTABLISHED: 1987

meditation program: Nightly medita­tion and puja, Shakyamuni prayer, Che­nrezig puja, and silent and walking meditation. Call for times.

Kootenay Shambhala Centre

Kootenay Shambhala Centre began under the spiritual leadership of Cho­gyam Trungpa Rinpoche, when a few desperate students gathered to practice meditation in a living room. In 1979 he came to visit and a center was quickly brought into being on the third floor of a heritage building on the main street of Nelson. Still in the same location, we offer sitting meditation instruction, Shambhala Training, a variety of classes, and open houses. We meditate together in our beautiful shrine room on a regu­larly scheduled basis. Newcomers and ex­plorers are welcome. For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Flalifax, Nova Scotia. address: Box 136, Nelson, BC V1L 5P7 PHONE: (604) 352-1714 lineage: Tibetan Kagyu-Nyingma spiritual head: Sakyong Mipham Rin­poche

contact: Russel Rodgers affiliation: Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia ESTABLISHED: 1976 facilities: Urban center at 444 Baker Street; retreat cabin in the mountains. meditation program: Thrice-weekly meditation. Call for times. publications: Bimonthly newsletter.

Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling

Kunzang Dechen Osel Ling was founded by Ven. Kalu Rinpoche in 1975 and named after his own retreat center in

Tibet. Three three-year retreats have been completed here. Both group and individ­ual retreats of varying lengths are offered, which provide an opportunity to deepen one’s practice. There are group medita­tions mornings and evenings daily, and silence is maintained each day until noon. Tibetan language classes and medi­tation instruction are available. address: 268 Mt. Tuam Road,

Saltspring Island, BC V8K 1V5 PHONE: (604) 380-8610 lineage: Tibetan

spiritual head: Founded by Ven. Kalu Rinpoche

affiliation: Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling, Burnaby, British Columbia. ESTABLISHED: 1975

facilities: Residential retreat center and library.

MEDITATION PROGRAM: Two daily group meditations. retreats offered: Residential retreats, monthly full-day retreats, three-year re­treats.

PTT Buddhist Society

No description available. address: 514 Keefer Street, Vancouver, BC V6A 1Y3 PHONE: (604) 255-3811 FAX: (604) 255-8894

lineage: Chinese Vajrayana, True Bud­dha School spiritual head: Grand Master Sheng - yen Lu

affiliation: Ling Shen Ching Tse Temple

Sakya Tsechen Thubten Ling

No description available. address: 9471 Beckwith, Richmond, BC V6X 1V8

phones: (604) 275-1915 and (604) 244- 9550

fax: (604) 275-1989 e-mail: sakya@unix. ubc. ca lineage: Tibetan Sakya contact: Jetsun Chime Luding affiliation: Shakya Monastery, India ESTABLISHED: 1988

facilities: New property in Richmond. MEDITATION PROGRAM: Pujas, offerings. Jetsun is authorized for all teachings in her lineage.

Siddhartha’s Intent

Dzongsar Jamyang Khyentse Rinpoche is the spiritual head of Siddhartha’s Intent, a vehicle for the modern expression of traditional Buddhism through religious, educational, and social activities. A high - ranking reincarnated Tibetan lama and teacher, Rinpoche is articulate in English and well-versed in the ways of the West. Under his direction, members of Siddh­artha’s Intent have committed themselves to traditionally prescribed activities as a means of working toward the following goals: pacification of war, prevention of disease, and the restoration of the power of the natural elements. address: 486 West 26th Avenue, Van­couver, BC V5Y 2K2 phone: (604) 875-8552 FAX: (604) 873-8262 e-mail: 103430.2571 @compuserve. com lineage: Rime (all four schools, mostly Nyingma-Sakya) spiritual head: H. E. Dzongsar Jamy­ang Khyentse Rinpoche affiliation: Siddhartha’s Intent head­quarters in Armdale, Nova Scotia. established: Unofficially before 1989;

incorporated, 1993. facilities: Sea to Sky Retreat Centre (ssrc@cyberstore. ca) meditation program.- Group medita­tion during special retreat programs. Rinpoche gives teachings at least once a year. Other Rinpoches also invited to teach.

Tantric Buddhist Society/Pu T’o Tang

At Tantric Buddhist Society (TBS) the main practices are Taoist as well as Tan­tric and Sutric Buddhist. Weekly yoga practice sessions include mantra chant­ing, meditation, and buddhadharma preaching. During Buddha’s Birthday celebrations we conduct ceremonies of Divine Blessing, Soul-deliverance, and Fire Puja. We also perform funeral ser­vices. TBS is a retail outlet for Buddhist statues, instruments, vajras, bells, ban­ners, utensils, and shrine decorations. This organization is a Canadian-govern - ment-registered nonprofit society. address: #100, 11800 Voyageur Way, Richmond, BC V6X 3G9 phone: (604) 279-0048 FAX: (604) 279-0046 e-mail: tichiu@skyintemet. ca lineage: Chinese Vajrayana (True Bud­dha School); Taoist spiritual head: Grand Master Sheng - yen Lu

contact: Master Tige Chiu, Resident Director

affiliation: True Buddha School ESTABLISHED: 1994 facilities: Temple meditation program: Weekly yoga practice includes mantra, meditation, sermon.

Tashi Choling

Tashi Choling Mahayana Buddhist Medi­tation Society is dedicated to providing opportunities for personal, mental, cre­ative, intellectual, and spiritual growth through traditional Tibetan Buddhist programs such as meditation, retreats, courses, philosophy, and language training.

address: PO Box 4, Nelson, BC VIL 4P5 lineage: Tibetan Gelugpa
spiritual head: Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1980 meditation program: Weekly retreats offered: Occasionally publications: Sukhasiddhi Quarterly Newsletter

Thubten Choling

Jhampa, a monk for fourteen years in India, established this center in 1984. Thubten Choling now offers a meditation hall, one acre of land for quiet walks around our stupa, and a small suite for use by retreatants. Weekly teachings are offered along with occasional weekend retreats. The teachings are given by both Maria and Jhampa Shaneman and offer a pleasant adaptation of Tibetan Buddhism to a Western cultural setting. English is the medium for prayer and meditation. With our proximity to the Cowichan River and land reserve, we are truly the western paradise.

address: 5810 Wilson Avenue, Duncan, BC V9L 1K4 phone: (604) 746-8110 FAX: (604) 746-8110, ext. 8 e-mail: JhampaS@duncan. island. net www: http://www. mala. bc. ca/~ shanemanj/wwwhome. htm lineage: Tibetan

spiritual head: H. H. the Dalai Lama contact: Jhampa Shaneman AFFILIATION: Autonomous ESTABLISHED: 1984

facilities: Meditation hall, retreat suite, stupa.

retreats offered: Individual and orga­nized groups. publications: Quarterly newsletter.

Vancouver Shambhala Center

Buddhist Open House every Monday evening, Shambhala Open House on

Wednesday nights. Includes meditation instruction, talk, discussion, and tea. Bookstore offering a good selection of books by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche and other teachers. Various weekend pro­grams; calendar and newsletter available. For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

address: 3275 Heather Street, Vancouver, BC V5Z 3K4 PHONE: (604) 874-8420 e-mail: mmcclen@direct. ca lineage: Tibetan Kagyu-Nyingma spiritual head: Sakyong Mipham Rin­poche

contact: Rolf Cutts, Coordinator affiliation: Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia facilities: Meditation center. meditation program: Weekend pro­grams, evening classes. publications: Vancouver Shambhala Center Newsletter, bimonthly.

Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society/ Sakya Thubten Kunga Choling

The Victoria Buddhist Dharma Society was founded in 1974 by Geshe Tashi Namgyal and reorganized by him in 1976. The center is affiliated with the Sakya tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, headed by H. H. Sakya Trizin, whose headquarters are in Dehra Dun, India. The salient feature of this center is the presence of its resident lama. address: 1149 Leonard Street, Victoria, BC V8V 2S3 PHONE: (604) 385-4828 fax: Same

lineage: Tibetan Sakya spiritual head: H. H. Sakya Trizin contacts: Geshe Tashi Namgyal, Resi­dent Teacher; Sister Margaret, Contact Person affiliation: Sakya Centre, Dehra Dun, India ESTABLISHED: 1974

facilities: Daily ceremonies and medi­tations.

retreats offered: Several times annu­ally.

publications: Sixteen booklets and six sadhanas. Basics of Buddhism for Begin­ners.

Victoria Shambhala Center

For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia.

address: 560 Johnson Street, #304, Market Square, Victoria, BC V8W 3C7 phone: (604) 383-9108 FAX: (604) 595-1919 e-mail: ctr@pinc. com lineage: Tibetan Kagyu-Nyingma spiritual head: Sakyong Mipham Rin­poche

contacts: Kerry Crofton, Director; Lee and Martin White, Coordinators affiliation: Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia

Zuru Ling Society

A Tibetan Buddhist group that sponsors evening meditation practice. In addition, Anita Ann McNeil conducts weekly in­troductory classes, a weekly class on the path of H. H. the Dalai Lama, and a Bud­dhist Women’s Support Group. address: #318, 336 East First Avenue, Vancouver, BC V5T 1A7 PHONE: (604) 874-7655 e-mail: ezaleschuk@direct. com lineage: Tibetan Gelugpa spiritual head: Zasep Tulku Rinpoche contact: Anita Ann McNeil
affiliation: Gaden Choling, Toronto, Ontario ESTABLISHED: 1982 facilities: City temple. meditation program: Weekly begin­ners’ instruction and study; sadhana/ puja practice for more advanced prac­titioners.

retreats offered: When teacher visits. Also initiations.

about Buddhism:
Centre Bouddhiste Kankala Centre Bouddhiste Kankala is located in the heart of Montreal and is 95% French and 5% English. Our resident teacher is Quebec native Christine Arisferry,
Kampo Gangra Drubgyudling Kampo Gangra Drubgyudling is a Vajra­yana meditation center of the Karma Kagyu lineage, located in the beaches area of Toronto. Founded by Lama Karma Thi
Ajax Rigpa This is a small study group that meets to discuss and practice the teachings of Sog­yal Rinpoche, author of The Tibetan Book of Living and Dying. address: 1122-50 Exete
Annapolis Royal Dharma Study Group For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia. address: RR#2, Box 2047A, Granville Ferry, NS BOS 1K0
St. John’s Shambhala Study Group For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia. address: 21 Monchy Street, St. John’s, NF A1C 5A7 PH
Fredericton Shambhala Study Group For additional information, please refer to Shambhala International, Halifax, Nova Scotia. address: Nortondale RR#1, Millville, NB EOH 1M0 PHONE:

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