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A Practice-Oriented Group

All are welcome to join us for Dharma teachings and group meditations.

All our events are offered in the spirit of dana, a Pali word meaning giving or gift.

For more information and a current weekly program schedule,

please email info@dharmawpg.com or call 204-772-3696

Lama Gyurme Dorje

Gerry Kopelow founded the Dharma Centre of Winnipeg, acting on instructions from his principal teacher Ven. Namgyal Rinpoche. He studied with Rinpoche and several other teachers in the Namgyal lineage over a period of thirty-five years. Lama Gerry has received encouragement and advice from both Venerable Tai Situ Rinpoche and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. He has also established the Rural Dharma Centre, a rustic retreat centre located on sixty acres of poplar forest, thirty miles east of Winnipeg. In secular life, Gerry is an internationally published author, lecturer, and photographer.

Email: gkphoto@yahoo.com
Telephone: 204-772-3696,

Lama Shannon

Shannon Stein (Tashi Zangmo Sumangala) is a Lama in the Namgyal Lineage of the Karma Kaygu School of Tibetan Buddhism. Introduced to Buddhadharma by her first teacher, Lama Gerry, she has also worked closely with many teachers within the lineage as well as several pragmatic Dharma teachers throughout North America. She has a particular interest in Therevadan practice. Shannon has a Masters degree in Social work and has been providing family therapy in Winnipeg for the last thirty years.

The Dharma centre of Winnipeg has constructed a World Peace Pagoda behind the St. Norbert Arts Centre. Just head down Pembina Highway and follow the signs.

It was constructed under the direction of the Venerable Sayadaw U Thile Wunta of Burma. Located just beside the river, it is a beautiful and highly spiritual piece of architecture.

Weekly Dharma lectures at:

18 Einarson Avenue
Winnipeg, Manitoba
R3G 0L1

Telephone: 204-772-3696