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


January 2, 2021

Kuluta will be hosting two on-line retreat weekends in January- the Lamrim Retreat and a Vajrasattva Purification Retreat. See slides for details! Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada, our “Mother Centre” also offers live-streamed retreats throughout January at www.meditateintoronto.com

October 4, 2020

To keep our community safe we are going back on-line for the time being-our space on Wellington St. is very small! Please go to eventbrite.ca and search for kuluta to find tickets to our on-line meditation classes on Tuesday evenings and Sunday mornings. Or visit our facebook page @kulutabuddhistcentre for more information.

July 3, 2020

As of July 10 Kuluta Buddhist Centre will be taking a break for the International Summer Festival- this year on-line for everyone to attend! We will once again be offering on-line classes as of mid-August. Please look us up on Facebook and Instagram and join us then- meanwhile we hope to see you at Summer Festival: https://kadampafestivals.org/summer

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.