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.
Three simple guided meditations that will help us to experience mental clarity and inner peace by meditating on our mind itself. more
This series of guided meditations will help you deepen your capacity to keep a peaceful mind and increase your mindfulness. more
In this busy world, our experiences of happiness are fleeting and short-lived, while inner peace eludes us completely. more
Wednesday Noon Hour
In this series of courses we learn to identify, reduce and eventually eliminate anger, frustration and impatience. There is no charge to attend these meditations.more
‘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.
April 27 and 27, 2013
Blessing Empowerment of Green Tara
May 16th-May 18th
Silent Retreat - Improving Concentration
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