Dharma Centres

Also read the Finding a Teacher section for more information.

The below reputable centers are from the Karma Kagyu lineage of the Vajrayana school of Buddhism. There are many other reputable centers from this lineage and others across the globe.

The benefits of finding a Dharma Center as opposed to a non-secular center that hosts visiting teachers from any teaching or tradition is depth of practice. A Dharma Center from a particular lineage/ school will often have a resident teacher and community who invests in supporting their students’ development and unfoldment along the path.

The key is to find a teacher and teaching that sparks your curiosity and thirst for knowing more. And once you do, hang on tight for the ride.

Canadian Centers


The Dharma Centre of Canada

Resident teacher was the late Namgyal Rinpoche. Currently hosts visiting teachers.


Address: 1886 Galway Rd, Kinmount, ON Canada

Phone:+1 866-266-0966

Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center

Resident teachers: Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei. 

Main Building at sunset


Address: Cockell Rd, Bull River, BC, Canada

Phone:(250) 429-3929

Planet Dharma

The online community from the resident teachers of Clear Sky Meditation and Study Center









Dharma Hub of Calgary

A branch organization of Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center


Address: The Institute of Human Potential, 1231, 9 Ave SE

Phone: 587-327-0207


Awaken In Toronto

A branch organization of Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center





Awaken in Toronto

Toronto, ON
248 Members

Awaken in Toronto (AIT) is a community of dharma practitioners (awakening beings) drawn together by a common vision of transforming life in the city from a draining, stressful…

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Loving Kindness & Compassion Meditation

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Crystal Mountain

Resident teacher: Lama Mark Webber





Address: Galiano Island, BC, Canada



International Centres


Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre

Part-time resident teacher: Bonni Ross

Address: 355 Wangapeka River Rd, R.D.2. Wakefield 7096, New Zealand
Phone: (03) 522 4221

Casa Namgyal

Resident teacher: Jangchub Reid



Address: 2.5 hour drive from Sao Paulo, Brazil





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