Tibetan Buddhist Society
We are a meditation centre in Vancouver, British Columbia that practices in the Gelug tradition of Tibetan Buddhism.
Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
The Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, a highly realized and internationally respected teacher of Gelugpa Buddhism, was born in Tibet in the province of Kham in 1948. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche was recognized as the 13th incarnation of Lama Konchog Tenzin of Zuru Monastery. Since 1976 he has taught western Dharma students in Australia, Canada, and the United States and has developed Dharma centres in each of these countries. Rinpoche regularly visits these centres and offers extensive teachings, initiations and retreats which his many students enthusiastically attend. Zasep Rinpoche now resides in Nelson, BC, close to the Gaden for the West retreat centre (Gaden Tashi Choling Retreat).
News & Events
Rinpoche's March 2020 Vancouver teachings have been cancelled:
Dear Friends of Zuru Ling,
Our Precious Teacher H.E. Zasep Rinpoche has decided to postpone his March Vancouver visit due to the COVID-19 crisis.
Rinpoche recommends we stay home and avoid large gatherings for the safety and benefit of all. He advises we should all do Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri practices for protection against the virus and other sickness.
Sharon Gretzinger will continue leading Medicine Buddha Practice Wednesdays at 7:00pm but will offer it via Zoom instead of at Zuru Ling. If you currently take part in this practice and are set up with Zoom, the invitation email will arrive. If you would like to join in, please call her beforehand at 604 708-9081. Note that both Medicine Buddha and Black Manjushri are open to all, no initiation required. If you would like the sadhanas, please reach out to Sharon who will email them.
Instruction for Zoom as follows:
See the information to join the Zoom group:
Session tips and tricks:
Steps on the Path to Enlightenment: Lam Rim Buddhist Course with Antoine Coulombe at Zuru Ling
Lam Rim ( which means stages of the path) is the Path taught by Buddha and many other wise and profound teachers. It is a Path which allows us to develop all the mental states and good qualities that take us from our present state to Enlightenment. It is a systemized, graduated program of practice and gives the means to live a truly Buddhist life. Attending the first 3 classes is not a prerequisite. No registration necessary. Classes continue every 2 weeks unless a long weekend
Class 6 Saturday March 7
> check calendar for later April dates
ALL are welcome , suggested donation $15 members/ $20 non members
About the teacher: Antoine has been studying Tibetan Buddhism for over 20 years under the guidance of qualified spiritual guides from the Gelug lineage and has completed multiple retreats, including a three month silent retreat. Antoine teaches with humour and compassion. He enjoys discussing how Buddhist wisdom can help us in our daily lives and maintain a peaceful and joyful mind.