Karma Changchub Ling (KCCL)

A Buddhist residential meditation center in which monastics and non-monastics complement and support each other


KCCL is a Buddhist residential meditation center with a monastic core. It presently consists mostly of monastics: three fully ordained monastics and one novice. KCCL is interested in developing a community in which monastics and non-monastics equally complement, support and enrich each other within the framework of modern contemporary western culture. In this context, KCCL is building on what Trungpa Rinpoche called the “householder yogi path.”

Spiritual advisors

  • The 17th Gyalwang Karmapa Ogen Trinley Dorje
  • Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche
  • Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche

Karma Changchub Ling is an expression devotion to the growth and deepening of the practices and teachings of the Karma Kagyü lineage together with its ties to the Nyingma lineage. We will continually seek and follow the spiritual guidance of our spiritual advisors and follow the lines established by the Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche and the Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche.

Karma Changchub Ling is currently based in Fall River, Nova Scotia, but is currently contemplating a move to Halifax.