We know that it can be a little intimidating to visit a monastery or meditation centre for the first time. We will do everything we can to make you feel welcome and comfortable. We hope that this will help you get the most out of your time here. If you have questions about specific activities, please contact us.
Location and parking
We are currently located in a private house in the northwest area of edmonton. There is usually lots of parking on the street.
There’s no dress code, although modest clothing is best for both men and women. Some people that come like to wear white clothes. Some people just wear jeans and a hoodie. This is Canada, after all. All we ask is that you remove your shoes inside.
Can I sit on a chair?
We have lots of different things to sit on. We have cushions, stools and chairs. If you have something you like to sit on, feel free to bring it.
We’re Family friendly
Young people are welcome at all of our events. Parents can decide what will work best for their kids. We do have some special programs for children and youth.
Who are the monks? How do you greet them?
The monks are trained and ordained in the ancient Theravada Buddhist tradition. They wear robes and shave their heads. The only thing you really need to know about interacting with them is that they don’t shake hands or hug. You can greet them with a smile or by placing your palms together in front of your chest. They are available after any of the activities to answer questions about Buddhism or meditation.
Will I be pressured to join or convert?
Not at all. All of our activities are open to anyone free of charge with no need to even register. If you would like to get more involved, there are lots of opportunities.
If you have any questions about anything while you are here, never hesitate to ask. If you have any questions now, just contact us. We’ll get back to you within 24 hours.