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Healthy Minds, People, Nation, & World.

Our goal is to make Canada a more mindful and kindful nation, by promoting mental health through mindfulness and loving-kindness meditation.

  • To bring awareness of good values in people

  • To promote physical and mental fitness

  • To promote a life full of kindness, love, and stress-relief 

  • To promote meditation to continue a healthy lifestyle

  • To make Canada the loving, kind, and stress-free nation that it can be

  • To shape a more Mindful and Loving World

A Kind Teacher, Monk, & Counselor

Bhante Saranapala

Urban Buddhist Monk



Known as the "Urban Buddhist Monk", Bhante Saranapala is a well-trained, kind, and loving teacher of meditation. His specialized mediation being loving-kindness meditation. He is an international speaker, transmitting the universal message of love, kindness, caring, and compassion. This modern monk simply stands for love and meditation altogether. Join his meditation session for FREE, but to experience a PRICELESS sensation of kindness, loving and calmness.

  • Royal Pandit Degree (Sri Lanka)

  • B. A. Hons. Studies (University of Toronto, Canada)

  • Master of Arts Studies (McMaster University, Canada)

  • Doctoral Studies (University of Toronto)

  • Recipient of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms from the Government of Canada

  • Recipient of “Canada 150 Medal and Sesquicentennial Community Award” from the Government of Canada

  • Recipient of Spirit Award from the Government of Ontario

  • Civility Ambassador at I Change Nations at United Nations


A Story

Bhante has set a noble goal to spread meditation internationally for the past 23 years while residing at the West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center. 


  • Principle of West End Buddhist Temple and Meditation Center

  • Director of its Youth Forum that conducts a  Soup Kitchen Project / Sharing is Caring, now in its 16th year, in collaboration with the Toronto Downtown’s Good Shepherd Centre.

  • Buddhist chaplain of the University of Toronto

In 2004, he was invited to address the parliamentarians in Ottawa. In 2005 September, he was accorded the honour of officiating on behalf of all religious denominations at the induction ceremonies connected with the Order of Ontario Awards in the Ontario Legislature. He has conducted meditation retreats to the City Counselors in Mississauga, Brampton, Toronto, the Peel Region and the Toronto District School Board Principals. His inspiring lectures at the Peel Region’s District and Catholic Schools Boards’ Secondary Schools have won him much praise making him one of the most sought after speakers on mindfulness meditation, kindfulness, wellness, self-care, mental health and spirituality.

Image by Jan Kopřiva

Annual Canadian Buddhist Vesak festival

The yearly vesak festival is a great way to learn more about meditation, kindfulness, and buddhism on Lord Buddha's birthday. 

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