The Chittamani Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre is a Gaden for the West meditation centre under the spiritual direction of the Venerable Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche. The Resident Lama of the Chittamani Centre is Dr Bob Kapitany (Lama Bob). The Chittamani Centre generally offers Dharma classes twice weekly as well as the opportunity for meditation retreats throughout the year.


Classes are usually available on Tuesdays and Thursdays. However, new members MUST attend the Thursday Mindfulness meditation class first, regardless of how much meditation experience they have. Before you attend, please send an email to:


Tuesdays – Vajrayana Meditation Instruction
7:30pm – 9:00pm (By invitation only)

Thursdays – Mindfulness Meditation Instruction
7:30pm – 9:00pm ($10 drop-in)


Attendance at the weekly teachings is a requirement to prepare students for retreat. The Chittamani Centre offers retreat opportunities at least four times a year. Please see:



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