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

Songs of the Shangpa Masters
16 Sep

Songs of the Shangpa Masters

H.E. Kalu Rinpoche will give a teaching on the Songs of the Shangpa Masters on September 16, at 1 pm PDT.  This is a free
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Dharma Help During COVID-19 Crisis
14 Apr

Dharma Help During COVID-19 Crisis

Tashi delek to all my Dharma sisters and brothers. In these times of crisis with the covid-19 virus, I have been reading inspiring posts not
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Temporary Closure due to COVID-19
16 Mar

Temporary Closure due to COVID-19

KKC in Burnaby is closed to the public and postponing all programs until further notice to prevent transmission of COVID-19. KDOL Retreat Centre on Salt
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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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