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Karma Tashi Ling

The practices and teachings of Tibetan Buddhism are an effective and profound means to generate and expand our innate compassion, and to provide insight into the nature of the mind. They have been developed and passed from teacher to student for 2500 years. Tibetan Buddhist teachings are available and beneficial to us today, and can be learned and practiced by anyone.

Karma Tashi Ling Kagyu Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society (1986) was established by students of the Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, a master of mahamudra meditation, great scholar and extraordinary teacher. Karma Tashi Ling serves to bring people of the Edmonton area together for Tibetan Buddhist practice and teaching. People who are interested in connecting with their spiritual life, and who may be interested in Buddhism and meditation, may find the practices we engage in at the centre helpful along those lines. We encourage and welcome visitors to our centre for meditation, chanting, study and discussion, and to meet with our resident teacher, Ani Kunsang. Trained at Rinpoche's Tara Abby, Kathmandu, Nepal, Ani Kunsang was selected by Thrangu Rinpoche to serve as teacher and spiritual mentor for Karma Tashi Ling. Her presence is very beneficial for all of us.

Thrangu Rinpoche was appointed by His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the senior tutor to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Thrangu Rinpoche maintains an active teaching schedule visiting his numerous international centres, including Edmonton. He has published numerous books, maintains monasteries, retreat centres, a university, a school for refugee children, a clinic and other projects. His knowledge, skill and compassion is boundless.

In the Buddhist tradition, listening, contemplating and meditating are considered to be very useful methods in understanding the nature of mind. Also, in the Tibetan tradition in particular, having a reliable guru to learn these methods from and to help explore and investigate mind's true nature is considered very important.


Karma Tashi Ling welcomes memberships and is grateful for donations which are tax deductible. We hope you will visit us soon, in the mean time please browse our web site.


Upcoming Events:

April 18, 2018: Wednesday Chenresig Meditation

April 21, 2018: Saturday Morning Calm Abiding Meditation

April 22, 2018: Sunday Guru Rinpoche Meditation