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Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist CentreDigital Doors Open Ottawa

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Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre

Established in 1996 under the direction of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche, Joyful Land Kadampa Buddhist Centre is the focal point for the Ottawa community of the modern tradition of Mahayana Buddhism called the New Kadampa Tradition. The centre is housed in a classic 100-year-old-plus Victorian red brick three-storey building located in Chinatown, just around the corner from Little Italy. A group of Buddhist practitioners, both lay and ordained, occupy the second and third floors of the house, while the centre itself spans the first floor. At the heart of the building is a beautiful shrine, where marvellous Buddha statues can be admired, and where members of the Buddhist community can happily chat with guests about the names and functions of all the Buddhas on display. Visitors can also learn about meditation programs that help people develop inner peace and good hearts. The bookshop offers a quiet place to meet with friends, share a cup of tea, and browse the extensive selection of books, ritual implements and artwork. Learn more about this place, as part of Digital Doors Open, through the video below.

Contact info

879 Somerset Street West
Ottawa, Ontario



Architectural style:Victorian

Dates/hours open

Jun 23, 01:58am - Jun 23, 01:58am