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

Tel: 905 891 8412


Website: www.westendbuddhist.org

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Donations gratefully acknowledged by:

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- Cheques (in favor of “Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society")

- Pre-authorized payments

- Credit Cards


Tax receipts issued.

Registered Canadian Charity #89170 8166 RR0001


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. to 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. to 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 in English, Fridays 7.00 p.m. to 8.30 p.m. Meditation Class in Sinhala – Strict Silence to be observed throughout the temple premises during meditation sessions, Thursdays 7.00 p.m. to 8.00 p.m. & Saturdays 3.00 p.m. to 4.00 p.m. “Buddha’s Word” Sutta Class, Sunday Dhamma School (400 children, six levels, 10 classes & 30 teachers, the largest Buddhist Sunday School in North America) 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 Senior Program, Chaplain Services to seniors and the terminally ill, Services to New Immigrants & Refugees, Networking for accommodation and jobs for new immigrants; 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”  bi-annual Publication.