Is this your first time attending a Kadampa Celebration?


Our annual Western Canada Dharma Celebration is a special event where people come together online from all across Western Canada to enjoy meditations and teachings.

If you’ve never attended a Kadampa Celebration before, see below for some useful information regarding the event.

Is the Celebration appropriate for beginners? 

Yes! What is so ingenious about Buddha’s teachings is that they can be heard and understood at many levels, and therefore can appeal to a great variety of people regardless of their experience.

Whether you know a little about Buddhism or nothing at all, the Celebration is designed to touch your heart.

Where does the Celebration take place? 

The event is being held at the Jewish Community Centre at 950 West 41st Ave.
Vancouver, BC V5Z 2N7.  There is plenty of parking (both paid and on-street) and good bus service to this location.

How is each day structured? 

The Celebration starts with welcome and introduction on Friday evening.

The main event, the empowerment blessing ceremony, is on Saturday morning at 11am, followed by teachings from Saturday afternoon to Sunday.

On Saturday late afternoon, there are chanted prayers (attendance optional) .

You can find the full schedule HERE

Please go to our FAQ Page for answers to questions about places to stay, children, etc.  


We look forward to seeing you at the Celebration!  Please contact our registration team at  if you have remaining un-answered questions.