Kuluta Buddhist Centre

Centre for Modern Buddhism

Kuluta Buddhist Centre is a Kadampa Buddhist centre, located in Kingston Ontario, dedicated to the attainment of world peace by offering everyone the opportunity to develop lasting mental peace through meditation and related practices.

About Buddhism Calendar


February 2, 2020

General Program classes are back on after our retreat month in January-check our calendar page for details!

November 8, 2019

Gen Kelsang Denpa will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha White Tara. White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, wisdom and good fortune. If we rely upon her with faith, she will protect us from contagious diseases, the dangers of fire and other disasters. View more information here.

July 17, 2019

Kuluta Buddhist Centre will be closed from Saturday, July 20 to Monday, August 12 to encourage students to attend or follow the International Kadampa Summer Festival. Find out more at www.kadampafestivals.org.

Why Meditate?

Normally we seek happiness outside ourself.

No matter how successful we are in improving our external situation, we still experience many problems and much dissatisfaction. We never experience pure, lasting happiness.

By purifying and controlling our mind through sincere spiritual practice, we can ensure that our mind remains calm and happy all the time. Then, no matter how difficult our external circumstances may be, we will always be happy and peaceful.

Kelsang Denpa

Kelsang Denpa is a Canadian Buddhist nun and the resident teacher at Kuluta Buddhist Centre in Kingston. She is a close disciple of Ven. Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, having received lineage blessings and oral transmissions directly from him.

Kadampa Buddhism

Kadampa Buddhism is a Mahayana Buddhist school founded by the great Indian Buddhist Master Atisha (AD 982-1054).

His followers are known as “Kadampas”. “Ka” refers to Buddha’s teachings, and “dam” to Atisha’s special Lamrim instructions known as “the stages of the path to enlightenment”.

Kadampas, then, are practitioners who regard Buddha’s teachings as personal instructions and put them into practice by following the instructions of Lamrim.