Our Founder and Tradition

The Founder of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada 

The Founder of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, a major Centre for meditation and modern Buddhism, is Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche. A world-renowned meditation master, he is author of 23 highly acclaimed books and founder of over 1200 Centres worldwide.

Venerable Geshe-la has pioneered the introduction of modern Buddhism into contemporary society and his teachings perfectly transmit the ancient wisdom of Buddhism to our modern world. Because of this we are extremely fortunate to be guided by this unique and humble Buddhist monk, yogi and scholar.