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.
‘Dharma for Kids’ introduces children to simple Buddhist teachings and meditations.
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Modern Buddhism is available as a free e-book. Click here to download Geshe Kelsang Gyatso's latest book.
Wednesdays at noon
Purification of negative karma through the 45 minute practice of 35 Confession Buddhas
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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.
Saturday and Sunday, April 25 & 26
This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. more...
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