West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Centre

“Where Friendships Begin and Never End: A New Generation Temple Open to All!”

(Managed by the Halton-Peel Buddhist Society-Established in December 1992-

Halton-Peel Buddhist Cultural Society & Vihara


“Where Friendships Begin and Never End: A New Generation Temple Open to All!”


Tel: & Fax:  905 891 8412


Website: www.westendbuddhist.org

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(Donations gratefully acknowledged by way of cheques, pre-authorized payments and credit cards in favor of, “Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society”. Tax receipts issued.

Registered Canadian Charity #89170 8166 RR0001


President & Abbot (Viharadhipathi): Venerable Kulugammana Dhammawasa Nayaka Thera, Religious Superior Emeritus: Venerable Dr. Madawela Punnaji Maha Thera, Religious Superior: Venerable Brahmanagama Muditha Maha Thera; Resident Monks according to monastic seniority: Venerable Keembiela Kassapa Maha Thera, Venerable Yatirawana Dhammarama Maha Thera, Venerable Bhikkhu Saranapala, Chaplain to the University of Toronto & Principal, Sunday Dhamma School, Venerable Bhikkhu Buddhananda, Adminitrative Assistant to the President, Lay Trustees: Shanthi Fernando & Dhammika Thillakeratne


Daily Monastic Routine for Resident Monks:  5.30 a.m. Wakeup, Meditation & Chant, 7.00 a.m. Buddha Vandana (Worship), 7.30 a.m. Heel Dana (Breakfast), 11.30 a.m. Buddha Vandana, Chant & Dana (Lunch), 3.00 p.m. – 5.00 p.m. Spiritual Services & Counseling(by appointment only), 5.00 p.m. Administering of Blessings to lay people; 7.00 p.m. Public Buddha Vandana & Chant; 8.00 p.m. – 9.30 p.m. Meditation and/or Study, 9.30 p.m. Lights Out:   N.B. (Please have respect and do not call the Temple after 8.00 p.m. for appointments except in case of an emergency as House Rule and Obedience require all venerable monks to be present uninterruptedly at their common religious exercises at nightfall-  as members of a Religious House)


Daily & Weekend Services to the Public:  7.00 a.m.   Buddha Vandana (Worship), 11.30 a.m. Buddha Vandana & Chant; 7.00 p.m. Buddha Vandana & Chant; Special Poya Day Programs; Wednesdays 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Meditation Class (10th year) – Strict Silence to be observed throughout the temple premises during meditation sessions; Thursdays 7.00 p.m. – 8.00 p.m. & Saturdays 3.00 p.m. – 4.00 p.m. “Buddha’s Word” Sutta Class at the annex; Sunday Dhamma School ( 350 children, six levels, 10 classes & 18 teachers, the largest Buddhist Sunday School in North America); Each Sunday from 3.00 p.m. to 5.00 p.m. except during the Summer Holidays.


Social, Educational, Cultural & Charitable Services: Youth Forum Monthly Meetings; Monthly Soup Kitchen in collaboration with Downtown Good Shepherd Centre conducted by the children of the Community, Chaplain Services to seniors and the terminally ill; Services to New Immigrants & Refugees, Networking for accommodation and jobs for new immigrants; “Rasanjali” Cultural Circle; Home of the “West End Children’s Choir” under the baton of Maestro Sarath    Kumarasinghe; Language Instruction: classes in Pali, Sanskrit & Sinhala; Family Counseling and Spiritual Direction: Before you go to your lawyer, contact your spiritual-advisor- monk!


Special Public Services:

  • Experienced Monks can talk to you on increased efficiency, performance and productivity focused meditation and provide Instructions to Company Executives and Professionals through Public Talks, Seminars and Meditation Retreats! Amazing results! Especially suitable for City Councils, School Boards, Teachers’ & Nurses’ and other professional groups or Labor Unions. Please contact us for more details!
  • Awareness lectures for school children and any group of individual seekers.
  • “Dhamma Wheel” biannual Publication


Website: www.westendbuddhist.org

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