Acharya Namgyal Rinpoche

Head of Lineage

Rinpoche (which means Precious or Jeweled One) was a Canadian Buddhist monk who studied, practiced and taught meditation in many different parts of the world since the early 1960s.  His name and title

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Bonni Ross

Bonni Ross began work as a meditation teacher and counsellor in 1978. She combines 30 years of study and practice in the Theravadan and Vajrayana traditions of Buddhism with motherhood, experience in

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Cecilie Kwiat

Cecilie Kwiat passed away in February 2014, we have deep gratitude for her teachings. Cecilie Kwiat is a meditation teacher with skill in crafting traditional meditation techniques to accommodate

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Chimé Shore

Lama Karma Chimé Shore founded the Wangapeka Study and Retreat Centre near Nelson, New Zealand and the Origins Centre in Western Australia. He has studied and taught for over 30 years and received ord

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Doug Duncan Sensei

Doug Duncan is a Canadian-born dharma teacher and counselor who has travelled, studied and meditated for most of his life. He has taught and founded centers for awakening in Japan and Canada as well a

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Karma Chime Wongmo

Karma Chime Wongmo has served the Dharma Centre as Resident Teacher for many years and is now its Advisory Teacher. She completed a B.F.A. degree at the U. of M. in Winnipeg, was a head social worker

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Lama Karma Tsundulp Lodro

Lama Lodro (Jeff Alvin Olson) is a multi-disciplinary meditation teacher who seeks to make esoteric information comprehensible and useful to a wide variety of people. He particularly enjoys integratin

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Lama Mark Webber

Lama Mark Webber (Lama Karma Tenpa Lekshe Yongdu) has been studying and teaching Buddha Dharma through the traditions of Buddhism for thirty-eight years. His universalist approach is classically found

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Lama Sonam Gyatso

Born in England in 1942, Sonam Gyatso is currently the Spiritual Director and Resident Teacher of the Namgyal Centre of Toronto. In 1961, while studyin

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Mala Sikka

Mala was a resident teacher at the Dharma Centre in 2007. She has more than 20 years experience in Buddha Dharma and teaching Body Work. She is a meditation teacher and movement artist of Indian Origi

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Sherab Lodro

Sherab Lodro (Paul Curtis) has been a practitioner of meditation for more than 35 years. His root lama, Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche, has given Sherab authorization to transmit all levels of Tantra. Sherab,

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Tarchin Hearn

An exemplary dharma teacher with over 30 years teaching experience, Tarchin Hearn was born in England in 1949 and immigrated to Canada with his family at the age of three. Since the late 1960s he has

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Terry Hagan

Terry Hagan spent over a quarter century as the personal assistant of the late Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche and during this time accompanied the Rinpoche as he travelled the world, giving teachings and empow

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Ven. Karma Sonam Senge

Karma Sonam Senge is a teacher of awakening in the tradition of his principal teacher the Venerable Namgyal Rinpoche. Senge, a native of New York State, was recognised as a gifted painter when still i

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