Ongoing Classes in BC

Ongoing Classes are led by students of Lama Mark Webber who are authorized to teach throughout BC. 

Vajrayana Ngondro Study Sessions 

Dates: March 3rd, April 7th, May 5th & June 2nd.
Times: 10 a.m to 1 p.m

A series of study sessions to support and inspire those practising Vajarana Ngondro, The Preliminary Foundation practices.

The foundation practices go to the heart of Vajarana and form supportive groundwork for complete unfolding as well as being a complete path that is sometimes taken up as a life practice. 
Everyone welcome. 

Location: Pema Tamdrin Ling Buddhist Centre 
 1555 Macdonald Ave, Burnaby 

Registration:  Saskia Soeterik 604.926.7398  

Cost by Donation

Note: Starting in September 2019 Helen hopes to be able to offer weekly sessions.
Continuing with the Ngondro studies as well as practice sessions.

Teacher Helen Foster,

Helen Foster has practised for over 40 years, and has been authorised to teach by her root teacher Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) 

Her studies have been centred around the classical foundations of Buddhadharma.

She is currently chair of Crystal Mountain Society.  for information on all classes and teachers.



Crystal Mountain Road

Laying a foundation to strengthen our Meditation/Dharma practice is very important. It is also important to see, hear and experience the larger view of why we are studying and practicing Dharma/Meditation in the first place. The big picture, or the larger view can be referred to as the Mahamudra, or the Great Seal or Great Movement. This is the “recognition of the Nature of Mind and all experience” (LMW, 2016) There are many paths and meditations that arrive at the experience of the recognition of the Nature of Mind. Having a teacher point out these vast paths is rich, rare and precious indeed, as the obstacles and habit patterns can obscure the view of the Clear Light Nature of Mind.

Join Susan van Asselt in explorations of the Mahamudra as we unpack and explore many of the vast meditation practices that lead to a Mind clear and free of stories, and dwelling only in Awareness. What Bliss!

Wednesdays 7:30 PM
#202 1611 Nickleplate Rd. Rossland
For more information (250) 921-4463  or 




A practice session in meditation is held Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. near Vancouver's Commercial Drive area. The current practice is the Drikung Yangzab Vajrasattva. Gisele Sabourin and Ted Weir have been practitioners of the Vajrayana for over 40 years in the Karma Kargyu tradition and more recently in the Drikung tradition. Discussion and questions answered at the end of the practice. Please call 604 877-1469 for more information.

We also have a practice session Wednesday evenings at 7:30 p.m.  Sessions continue until– June 29 2016, resuming in Sept.

Island Dharma is based on Vancouver Island. We are a Buddhist group in the Namgyal Lineage dedicated to the teachings of Awareness and Compassion. We host Dharma talks in Nanaimo, Duncan, and on Denman Island as well as residential weekend and week-long retreats with our resident teacher Cheryl Fraser and with our guest teacher Lama Mark Webber.

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