" Jewel Dharma Center is a non-profit organization promoting peace of mind through Dharma principles and Tibetan Buddhism. The center provides a space for daily rituals, prayers, and community gatherings, focusing on the well-being of individuals, especially the young and elderly."
Jewel Dharma Centre is a non-profit registered charitable organization. The organization aims to enhance the lives of people. Specifically for young and old people who strive to live peaceful minds. Peace of mind is essential for an individual and a collective person to have a meaningful life. An individual's character and behavior make a difference in the existence of a community and the world at large through the principle of ripple effects. Therefore, our aim in making this non-profit charitable organization is to bring dharma characteristics to individuals for peace and harmony in a community where they belong because the core force of learning Dharma principles is to change the violent character of a person into a person of civility.
Moreover, with the growing number of Tibetans in Canada, especially elderly Tibetans, there was a strong need for an institute that would offer them a place to meet and practice the daily rituals of Tibetan Buddhism. Geshe Jampa Tsering saw this need and connected it with His Holiness the Dalai Lama’s wish to promote inner peace through Buddha teaching, hence establishing Jewel Dharma in 2014. Four years after its inception, Jewel Dharma has become a place for Tibetans of different age groups, mainly for elders. A group of 45-50 people meets at the center every day to do prayers. It has also become a place to share personal stories and feelings among elderly Tibetans.
We planned several projects and events to achieve our goals. They are weekly Dharma Teaching, Daily Tara Prayer Sessions, Practice of Meditation at the Retreat Centre, offering Tsok and Shabten, etc. Schedules of each project and event will be displayed in the "Announcement section of this website, on Facebook, and Instagram for the Centre.
Our Advisor & Teacher
Lama Topden Rinpoche is our advisor and the teacher at our center. He is well-versed in all Buddhist philosophy studies and has many followers. We are proud to present him as our advisor and teacher. Without his guidance and support, we would not have become what we are today.