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Be Inspired


Be Inspired

Meditation Classes, Day Courses, Retreats... for everyone!





These classes are ideal for everyone and there is no need for prior knowledge or experience to join in.


Develop a consistent practice and accelerate your spiritual growth with our special courses.


Take a break from your daily routine with a blissful retreat to deepen your experience of mental peace.

Upcoming Events

to Inspire Your Life

Transforming Relationships

Saturday Series:  Mar 23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20, 10-11.15am

Simple, practical, and effective ways

to cultivate love in meditation and in daily life.

Appearance and Emptiness

3-Part Course 

Sunday Mar 31, Apr 7, 14, 10am-12pm

Gaining even just a little insight into

the profound object emptiness, or ultimate truth

can profoundly change our understanding of our self and our world

Going Beyond Uncertainty ~ Developing Non-Attachment

Tofino Retreat: April 26-28

How to attain lasting peace and love that goes

beyond suffering and uncertainty.

You Are Invited to Foundation Program Open House

Join us on Thursday, April 11th to sample Foundation Program as we begin our study of karma from the book,  Joyful Path of Good Fortune.  

Please arrive at Bodhichitta Centre a few minutes before 6 pm.  The class begins with chanted prayers and a brief meditation followed by a commentary on karma by Gen Kelsang Zopa.  There will be a short information session for visitors during the class break.

Write us at if you plan to attend or have questions about Foundation Program.  More information on the program is available here.

Transforming Relationships

 Sat Series

 Deborah Mabee

Mar  23, 30, Apr 6, 13, 20

10.00am – 11.15am

Appearance & Emptiness

3-part Course

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Sun Mar 31, Apr 7, 14


Going Beyond Uncertainty

Tofino Retreat

with Gen Kelsang Zopa

Fri-Sun  Apr 26-28

Registration Opens Mar 11

Festivals and Celebrations

Kadampa Buddhism Worldwide


Fearless Heart: Blessing Empowerment of Buddha Vajrapani

with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa | June 7-11 Kadampa Meditation Centre Toronto


Empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong

Empowerment of the Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa


The Festival will be held in the new Temple for World Peace at International Kadampa Retreat Center (IKRC) Grand Canyon Arizona  September 27 to October 3, 2019.

Booking now open

Visit Our Centre

Everyone is welcome!

A Place for Everyone

Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization established to help everyone find inner peace and lasting happiness.

Our Teachers

Our experienced meditation teachers are trained to offer a wide range of classes for all levels of interest and experience.

Buddhist Book Shop

Everything you need to explore Buddha’s wisdom for this modern world: books, meditation cd’s, cushions and Buddhist art.


Browse our schedule of upcoming events at Bodhichtta Centre

This Week

  • Offering to the Spiritual Guide
    Mon, March 25   9:30 am11:00 am
    See more details

  • Noon Meditation
    Mon, March 25   12:15 pm12:45 pm
    See more details

  • Downtown Meditation Class
    Mon, March 25   7:00 pm8:15 pm
    See more details

Next Week

Monthly Calendar

View the monthly program of events and find out what’s on at the Centre.

Where to Begin

Read more about where to begin and how to start a meditation practice.

Group Prayers

Group prayers are an important and beautiful component of training in a spiritual life.

Our Address

970 Blanshard St., Victoria  BC, Canada V8W 3E6

Phone Number


Bodhichitta Buddhist Centre