The Joyful Land Buddhist Centre is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition–International Kadampa Buddhist Union. We are located in central Ottawa on Somerset Street West. Established in 1996 under the direction of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, our Centre has a beautiful meditation room, a small bookstore and giftshop and a quiet reading room.
This series of teachings will investigate various ways that ancient teachings can make a real difference in our daily lives. more
Starting September 10, 2014
Starting Ocobter 1, 2014
‘Dharma for Kids’ introduces children to simple Buddhist teachings and meditations.
A wonderful gift for everyone!
Modern Buddhism is available as a free e-book. Click here to download Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's latest book.
Purification of negative karma through the practices of 35 Confession Buddhas and Vajrasattva
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Eight Steps to Happiness is also available as an e-book. Click here to download Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's essential advice for developing wisdom and compassion.
September 20, 2014
Urban Retreat: Relaxing in a Busy World
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Happiness is a state of mind, so the real source of happiness must lie within the mind, not in external conditions.
—Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso