A Tibetan Buddhist Dharma Centre

Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling

KKC is dedicated to providing meditation and religious services to the community following the Tibetan Buddhist tradition of the Shangpa Kagyu lineage. We are passionate about helping people lead happy, healthy lives and celebrate diversity by welcoming everyone.

Meditation

Our resident Lama's provide guided Shamatha, Vipassana and Tonglen meditation. Please check our ongoing events schedule for the next meditation...

Meditation Retreats

Our sister centre (KDOL) on Saltspring Island provides a beautiful environment for more secluded meditation retreats.

Vajrayana Practice

Our resident Lama's provide pujas, tsok and other spiritual services to the local community. Please check our ongoing events schedule for the...

Special Events

Special Events

Niguma Yoga with Kalu Rinpoche
30 Jul

Niguma Yoga with Kalu Rinpoche

KKC is organizing and hosting an online introduction to Niguma Yoga workshop with Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche over four weekends from July 30 to August 21,
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Five Dakinis Initiation with Lama Lodu Rinpoche
22 Oct

Five Dakinis Initiation with Lama Lodu Rinpoche

Lama Lodu Rinpoche, the spiritual director of Kagyu Droden Kunchab in San Francisco, is one of the main disciples of the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche,
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Mahakala Retreat with Lama Lodu Rinpoche
14 Oct

Mahakala Retreat with Lama Lodu Rinpoche

Lama Lodu Rinpoche, the spiritual director of Kagyu Droden Kunchab in San Francisco, is one of the main disciples of the previous Kyabje Kalu Rinpoche,
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Green Tara Retreat at KDOL
29 Jul

Green Tara Retreat at KDOL

Green Tara Retreat with Lama Sue at KDOL Retreat Centre on Salt Spring Island July 29 (Fri) evening-August 1 (Mon) noon, 2022 Kunzang Dechen Osel
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2022 Spring/Summer Programs
21 Apr

2022 Spring/Summer Programs

KKC Classes & Pujas The KKC Thursday class has finished reading Santideva’s famous text The Way of the Bodhisattva. Alternate Tuesday Zoom Shamatha practice & study
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Meditation Guides

Dharma Teachers

Kalu Rinpoche received the entire empowerments for the Shangpa Kaygu Lineage from Venerable Bokar Rinpoche and completed his first three-year retreat in 2008. Rinpoche continues the unbroken precious transmissions of the Shangpa and Karma Kagyu lineages, ensuring that these precious teachings remain available to those who seek to walk the blessed Path of Liberation.   Read More

Spiritual Head: His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche

Spiritual Head: His Eminence the 2nd Kalu Rinpoche

Lama Tenzin was born in Nepal and joined Samdrub Dhargay Choling Monastery, Sonada in 1989. He received full-ordained monks vows from the previous Kyabje Bokar Rinpoche and received all instructions and empowerments in the Shangpa Kagyu tradition. He joined the three-year retreat centre at Lava, near Kalimpong, India, under the guidance of H.E. Jamgon Kongtrul Read More

KKC Resident Spiritual Teacher: Lama Tenzin

KKC Resident Spiritual Teacher: Lama Tenzin

Lama Sue Salter (Karma Lhamo) has been a student of Kalu Rinpoche since 1974, and completed the 3 year retreat at Palden Shangpa La Boulaye in France in 1980. Subsequently she volunteered at KKC and KDOL – serving on the board of directors, as retreat coordinator, and teaching beginners Tibetan.  (Lama Sue also worked for Read More

KKC Senior Spiritual Teacher: Lama Sue (Karma Lhamo)

KKC Senior Spiritual Teacher: Lama Sue (Karma Lhamo)

His Eminence Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche was born in eastern Tibet in 1904. He was considered the supreme meditation master of the Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism and the activity emanation of Jamgon Kongtrul the Great. Having spent more than one-third of his 80 years in solitary meditation he became an expert on the nature Read More

Founding Spiritual Head: His Eminence Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche

Founding Spiritual Head: His Eminence Dorje Chang Kalu Rinpoche

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