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.
The Dharma Centre of Canada
Resident teacher was the late Namgyal Rinpoche. Currently hosts visiting teachers.
Address: 1886 Galway Rd, Kinmount, ON Canada
Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center
Resident teachers: Doug Duncan Sensei and Catherine Pawasarat Sensei.
Address: Cockell Rd, Bull River, BC, Canada
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
Awaken In Toronto
Resident teacher: Lama Mark Webber
Address: Galiano Island, BC, Canada
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
Resident teacher: Jangchub Reid
Address: 2.5 hour drive from Sao Paulo, Brazil