Ongoing Classes in BC

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


There are no classes scheduled at this time. Please click here for Helen’s bio.



There are no classes scheduled at this time. Please click here for Gisele’s bio.



Crystal Mountain Road

Susan van Asselt is an authorized teacher of the Dharma, and moved to Galiano Island in 2019 to devote as much of her time as possible to its study and practice. In 2019-2020, she completed a 41/2-month individual retreat, under the guidance of her teacher Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen), where she studied and practiced a cycle of teachings called the Utterly Profound Meaning of the Holy Dharma (a treasure teaching revealed by Nuden Dorje in the 1800’s). She has studied with Lama Mark since 2003 and has been in retreat many times, studying and practicing many other texts that she has received. She holds a Masters in Applied Behavioural Science and teaches by invitation to all who request teachings.

Currently, by request of her students in Rossland, Susan is teaching the Jewel Ornament of Liberation by Gampopa. Susan received these teachings from Lama Mark Webber (Lama Yongdu Chokyi Gyaltsen) in the summer of 2012, at Crystal Mountain, Galiano Island, BC, Canada. She extends a genuinely heartfelt thank-you to Lama Mark, for imbuing such treasures of pure Dharma within her being, for the benefit of all. Anyone interested in attending these teachings is invited to contact the Registrar Barb Shields at to be included in the Zoom link.

For more information check out her website 

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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