We don't want to make you Buddhist, we just want to make you happy!
Akshobya Kadampa Buddhist Centre is a part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU). It was established by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso to bring a new spiritual life to the people of Calgary and Southern Alberta.
Everyone wants to be happy and free from problems and suffering, and Buddha’s methods for training the mind are the supreme way to accomplish this wish. Through increasing our capacity for loving kindness, developing wisdom, and training in meditation, everyone can live happier, more meaningful lives.
Geshe Kelsang’s presentation of Kadam Dharma is called “Modern Buddhism” because it is especially designed for the people of this modern world—it accords with peoples’ daily experience.
Everyone is welcome: Buddhist, aspiring Buddhist and non-Buddhist. Most of our classes and programs are offered on a drop-in basis and emphasize the integration of meditation and training the mind into our daily life. It is not necessary to abandon our particular lifestyle to put Buddhist methods into practice and change our lives for the better. Even putting the simplest of Buddha’s instructions into practice can bring great benefit to our lives, and so we offer these teachings freely and clearly.
At the same time, AKBC offers instruction and practice of the complete Buddhist path to enlightenment. Many people have become pure Kadampa Buddhist practitioners through studying and practicing at AKBC and other NKT Centres throughout the world.
Now that Covid-19 has forced us to close our physical doors we have gone online live-streaming our full program of classes, meditations, and prayers to help people deal with the anxiety and isolation cause by this pandemic. With the drop in income from having to close our Centre and cancel our spring fundraising events, our Centre is in urgent need of your support. Everyone needs inner peace now more than ever, and we need your help to be able to continue teaching how everyone can keep a peaceful mind no matter what is happening around them. Thank you for your support.