Become a part of Kathok Centre

As the great Bodhisattva, Shantideva, said, " The best way to save a drop of water is to send it to the great ocean" So too every contribution of any kind you can make to the Center will create an eternal connection to its enlightened energy. Please consider Kathok Center as the home of your heart.

Your contribution and offerings to Kathok Center are fully appreciated and dedicated for the benefit of all beings! 

With sincerity, Tulku Karzang

Life Release 

V.V. Lingtrul Rinpoche, has for several years had the profound aspiration to benefit beings through the traditional Buddhist practice of saving lives. This practice, called life release, is the embodiment of the Buddhist concept of life equality and respect for all sentient beings. More specifically, this practice purifies negative karma of body speech and mind and increases merit and wisdom. Also, by practicing life release you can purify life obscurations and stabilize life energies. This is a powerful way to help others who may be ill or suffering by dedicating the energy. Also, it gives everyone the opportunity of sowing the seeds of kindness. For family, friends or individuals, life release is a very meaningful ritual with a huge impact. Lingtrul Rinpoche has a connection to a group that rescues goats from slaughter and nurtures them on a large ranch. The goats are then used to help property owners clear their land of unwanted shrubbery.  His Holiness, late Kathok Getse Rinpoche, also was an enthusiastic supporter of this project and offered substantial funding towards it. In the Buddhist belief system everyone can be a part of something great. One shares in the great merit through any connection, however small. It is very moving that our trusted and respected great lamas, through their power and appeal with followers all over the world have contributed and become part of this ocean of merit.  Please follow this link for more information:

May All Beings Benefit!

 Trying to change the world without changing our mind is like trying to clean the dirty face we see in the mirror by scrubbing the glass. However vigorously we clean it, our reflection will not improve. Only by washing our own face and combing our own unkempt hair can we alter the image. Similarly, if we want to help create conditions that foster peace and well-being in the world, we first need to reflect these qualities ourselves. 

— Chagdud Tulku Rinpoche, Change of Heart




If you would like to become a member of Kathok Centre please email to receive membership application form:

All members should be willing to take or have already taken Refuge and be committed to regular practice according to the Longchen Nyingthik tradition. It is possible to attend practices and open times before becoming a member. We encourage those who are new to Vajrayana Buddhism to do so before applying for membership.

A membership list will be maintained by the Secretary and the list can be made available for review by appointment.
(due to Government regulations no tax donation receipt applicable for Annual membership Fees)

Monthly Sponsorship

For monthly offerings you can donate through the Donate Now button below and print your taxable donation receipts or send post dated cheques made to 'Kathok Centre' 2800 Grafton Ave. Qualicum Beach B.C. V9K 1W8

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Wish List... can you help ...?

  • Porch addition to main temple which will provide weather appropriate spacious access to meditation hall. This will include wheelchair access. Donations towards the $25,000 cost will help to bring it to completion.
  • Gold Paint is used extensively in temple furnishings and projects. It is ordered from the U.S. and an offering towards acquiring it is greatly appreciated!
  • Water storage systems for Community Garden and property
  • Pagoda for gardens

Want to donate towards any of the above?  Click on the donate button below

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If you prefer Pay Pal to make offerings select button below: no immediate Charitable receipt given. Keep your paypal receipt and submit to Kathok Treasurer for your donation receipt if appropriate.

Kathok Centre is a registered Canadian charity. Tax receipts are available for all donations over $20.

Volunteer Work For Accumulation of Good Merit


  • Sweep floors and steps of Main Temple & Golden Shrine
  • Clean windows in main temple & Golden Shrine
  • Weed gardens and paths
  • Weed path around and in front of main temple
  • Clean bathrooms and outhouse
  • Ongoing specific projects 
  • Clearing dead brush and debris from entire property and stacking into central location for burning later

For further information please email:

Kathok Gonpa BIN for federal charity: 89280 7165 RR0001. 

Society's B.C. incorporation number: S-33295.