Meditation & modern Buddhism

Welcome to Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre!

AKBC offers meditation classes, in-depth study programs, chanted prayers, courses and retreats. Our classes are open to everyone, regardless of background or previous experience. There is no need to register for our meditation classes. However due to social distancing, there is limited seating, so please let us know you are coming to the onsite class.

Our Meditation Classes at AKBC

The drop-in meditation classes at the Centre and online branches are open to everyone. Classes include step-by-step guided meditations, talks and informal discussions. These group classes will allow you to relax, enjoy some meditation, and return home feeling refreshed and inspired.

Our General Program drop-in classes on Sunday afternoon and Wednesday evenings are offered at the Centre and broadcast simultaneously with Zoom. You are welcome to join our class from the comfort of your home. You are very welcome to join us at the Centre for class. Please review the covid-19 guidelines before coming to class. Generally you do not need to register for our drop-in classes, however, because we are practicing social distancing at the Centre to conform with government of Ontario guidelines, we have limited seating. We ask you to text or email before class to reserve your seats.

To join with Zoom, please choose your class and register on our livestream class page.

We hope to see you soon virtually or in person at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre.


Our meditation classes are for anyone who is interested in learning how to meditate, regardless of background or beliefs. They are designed to give a broad introduction to Buddhist meditation, teachings, and practice.  Every class includes a chance to practise meditation. No prior experience, special equipment or special clothes are necessary – just come as you are.

Drop-in Classes this Fall at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Half Day Courses this Fall at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Half Day Retreats this Fall at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

For information on online international online Kadampa Festivals this Fall, please visit kadampafestivals.org