Welcome to Our Centre

Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre (AKBC) offers meditation classes, in-depth study programs, chanted prayers, courses and retreats, offered in-person at our meditation centre in Guelph, Ontario. Our classes are open to everyone, regardless of background or previous experience. There is no need to register for our meditation classes. Just come along. Masks are optional.

We are currently offering two branch classes: Tuesday evenings in Kitchener and Thursday evenings in Georgetown and Thursday evenings this July in Fergus/ Elora.   Stay tuned for upcoming classes in Cambridge and Stratford. These classes are drop-in and open to everyone. Keep updated on our upcoming classes by subscribing to our monthly newsletter or following us on Facebook.

Our Meditation Classes

Suitable for everyone, these drop-in meditation classes offer simple, practical methods to improve the quality of our lives and develop inner peace. Each class focuses on using Buddhist understanding to help us solve our daily problems, let go of negative minds and find the lasting happiness we seek.

Everyone is welcome at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre.

Special Events

Canadian National Festival - June 16 - 20, 2023 with the Empowerment of 4-armed Avalokiteshvara

Upcoming Events

We offer a wide range of classes, courses and retreats at AKBC. Please see some of our upcoming events below. For a more detailed list of events, please visit our calendar.

Kitchener Meditation June 6

June 6 @ 6:45 pm - 8:15 pm

Tuesday Meditation June 6

June 6 @ 10:30 am - 11:45 am

Lunchtime Meditation June 6

June 6 @ 12:15 pm - 12:30 pm

Heart Jewel June 6

June 6 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Wednesday Meditation June 7

June 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Heart Jewel June 7

June 7 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm

International Festivals 2023

International Fall Festival

October 6 - October 12

Meditation Classes

in-person classes


morning, day and weekend options

Foundation Program

in-depth study