The Alberta Buddhist Vihara Association (ABVA) is a registered charitable organization based on the Theravada Tradition of Buddhism and is made up primarily of Buddhists of Sri Lankan Origin.
  Membership is open to anyone with an interest in Buddhism. Membership dues and donations fund ABVA programs and activities.

Subsidiary Sites

Samatha Vipassana Meditation Centre
The activities of the ABVA are primarily through the 
Samatha-Vipassana Meditation Centre (SVMC). 

Edmonton Dhamma School
The ABVA provides younger generation a means of learning the Dhamma through the Edmonton Dhamma School

Affiliated Sites

Interfaith Chaplains'Association
The Interfaith Chaplains' Association (ICA) serves the University of Alberta from the understanding that life, including academic life, is a spiritual journey.  The Buddhist representative is Venerable Maththumangala Chandananda of the ABVA.

Join Now

We invite you to become a member of the ABVA by filling out the membership form.  The family membership fee is only $25 per year while the single/student membership fee is only $15 per year. 
Please see the Payments section to the right to pay the membership fee.

The ABVA programs, projects and events organized and operated by volunteers.  Please contact the ABVA to volunteer.  Any volunteer assistance, no matter how large or how small is greatly appreciated.


The ABVA programs, projects and events are funded by donations.  Please see the Payments section to the right to make a donation.  Any donation, no matter how large or how small is greatly appreciated.  Tax receipts will be provided for donations over $25.

Upcoming Events

Religious Observance Day
The Religious Observance Day (Sil Poya Day) program is generally held on the Saturday closest to the full moon at the SVMC.

Please see the full ABVA calendar for all programs and events.


Payments for membership fees and donations may be made on-line by Paypal or credit card, or by mailing a cheque to the ABVA, c/o SVMC, 3454 - 37 St. NW, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6L 4Y9.  Cash payments may be dropped off in the donation box at the SVMC centre.