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Faith & Spirituality: Abbotsford’s Buddhist Centre Has Moved
We’ve just updated our story on the Dorjechang Buddhist Centre as Meghann Coughlan let us know they’ve moved. They can now be found at Unit 106, 31581 South Fraser Way. The Centre is part of the NKT-IKBU, an international union of Buddhist Centres.
In a city where there are the second largest number of churches in Canada, per capita, some are unaware of the Dorjechang Buddhist Centre. It is a registered charity, part of the NKT-IKBU, an international union of Buddhist Centres dedicated to teaching practical meditation classes and Buddhist study programs.
Our purpose is to provide places where people can learn to meditate and develop positive, peaceful
states of mind. Our drop-in weekly meditation classes and most of our
daycourses and many retreats are sutable for both beginners and experienced
meditators. Everyone is welcome. Weekly we offer evening drop-in meditation
classes in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and
Address: Unit 106, 31581 South Fraser Way Abbotsford BC V2T 1T8
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kadampa Buddhism Tibetan
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
Main Contact: Kelsang Chenma EMail (Phone: 604 853 3738)
Teacher: Kelsang Sanden
Spiritual Director: Kelsang Gyatso
We also hold regular sessions of chanted prayers, or pujas, which are often
combined with meditation, visualization, and mantra recitation. Usual weekly
practices offered include:
Heart Jewel Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 7:30-8:30 am; and on Tuesdays and
Wednesdays at 5 pm; Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Saturdays at 6:30pm.
Liberation from Sorrow, prayers to the female wisdom Buddha Tara, Sundays at 8:30 am and
Quick Path to Great Bliss Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 am (this requires
As well, we offer more in-depth study programs for those who are interested
in deeply exploring the Buddhist spiritual path.
The Foundation Program is a structured study and meditation program that
enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddha’s
teachings, to develop a regular meditation practice, and to become part of a
warm and supportive spiritual community.
Teacher Training Program
The Teacher training program is for those who wish to become qualified
teachers of Kadampa Buddhism and also for those who wish to gain clear
insight into Buddha’s teachings and deep experience of their practice. It
involves the study of twelve of Geshe Kelsang’s books, covering both Sutra
and Tantra teachings.