Learn the Buddha's Teachings
The Buddha Meditation Center of Edmonton is a place for you to learn and practice the authentic teachings of the Buddha. We are a part of the ancient Theravada Buddhist Tradition which began 2600 years ago. We provide a variety of activities and meditation classes for both Buddhists and non-Buddhists who are interested in Buddhism and Theravada Buddhist Meditation. All the activities here are led by Buddhist Monks trained in the ancient Pali scriptures. We offer our all activities for free of charge to the public. You will find a friendly welcoming atmosphere when you visit out monastery. We hope by experiencing the teachings of the Buddha, you will find a path towed building a more joyful and compassionate life, for yourself and those you hold dear. Never been here before? Find out what to expect .
We are part of the oldest living Buddhist tradition in the world, Theravada. The teachings come from the Buddha named Sidhartha Gautama, often referred to as the historical Buddha. He was born in India over 2,500 years ago and discovered not only the cause of suffering in the world, but the way to completely eliminate all forms of suffering, large and small. Because this teaching was available to everyone with a sincere interest to practice it, a group of enlightened disciples formed around him, known as the Noble Sangha.
If you have never visited a Buddhist monastery before, it may seem like something exotic. That you have to climb to the top of a mountain. That some stoic guru will be sitting in a cave and greet you with riddle you can't possibly answer.
Can anyone visit the monastery in Edmonton?
Many of the things the Buddha taught can be of benefit to people of all backgrounds. For example, many people find Buddhist meditation helps them to relax and have a more peaceful mind throughout the day.
Can non-Buddhists benefit
from your activities?
The life of a monastery revolves around following the instructions of the Buddha: practicing generosity, practicing virtue, and developing the mind.
What happens at a monastery?
What do Buddhists Believe?
In general, Buddhists believe:
We are all responsible for our own actions.
Unwholesome actions eventually bring negative results;
wholesome actions eventually bring positive results.
We are all responsible for our own happiness.
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