ONLINE KSDL PUJAS

Topic: Green Tara &  White Tara
Time:  SAT & 
SUN. 10 AM

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 VESAK FESTIVAL 2022

https://vesakcelebration.org

www.facebook.com/vesakcelebration

 

Dear Dharma Friends,

 

The Vesak Festival 2022, the largest Buddhist Celebration in Canada, is in two weeks, on May 28. Karma Sonam Dargye Ling is once again co-sponsoring this auspicious event, in conjunction with The West End Buddhist Temple, Cham Shan Temple, and Fo Guang Shan Temple. This annual event has traditionally been held outdoors at the Mississauga City Centre, featuring a large parade, booths, and a stage showcasing Buddhist practices and performances. It will, due to a decision to act with extra precautions, once again be online this year, on Saturday, May 28 from 9:30 am to 11:30 am. 

 

In honour of the Buddha's Birthday, this year's program will feature videos prepared by each of the participating 20 temples, which will explore their many diverse customs, practices, and backgrounds. KSDL is preparing a video of special Buddhist landmarks and events in Tibet and India, along with chanting by the four KSDL Resident Lamas. The Abbot of KSDL, Lama Tenzin, will speak live at the event, as will the Abbots of the other organizing temples. The KSDL Master of Ceremonies will again be Ms. Pemma Menthu. We look forward to a fascinating series of presentations and invite all of our members and friends to join us!

 

FOOD DRIVE

As in past years, the Vesak Festival has also organized a food drive for the areas of Halton, Peel and the GTA's Parkdale area. Please give generously, in honour of this Vesak celebration, to benefit the needy in our local communities. 

 

Please see https://vesakcelebration.org/donations/ for more information regarding the food drive. An e-transfer can be sent to treasurer@westendbuddhist.org of the Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society. Please mark your donation “For the Virtual Vesak Festival Food Drive.” 

 

We hope you can join us for this auspicious event, the 11th anniversary of the Canadian Vesak Festival. Please mark it in your calendars for the morning of May 28. Your donations to the food banks are very much appreciated. Happy Vesak to all.

The Tuesday evening Calm Abiding class will now be available to attend both online and in person in the KSDL shrine room, beginning on Tuesday, April 12 at 7pm. All are welcome. 

 

CALM ABIDING MEDITATION COURSE

 

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The Arya Kshema Spring Dharma Teachings: Two Autobiographical Praises by Mikyö Dorje

19th March – 19th April, 2022

The Gyalwang Karmapa will continue his discourse on the life of the Eighth Karmapa Mikyö Dorje, based on two autobiographical praises: The Life of Karmapa Mikyö Dorje Called ‘Good Deeds’ and The Praise ‘He Searched Thoroughly…'

The teachings will last for one month, from 19th March until 19th April, 2022, and will be held on four days per week: Monday, Tuesday, Friday and Saturday.

Session I: 6:30–7:30 pm IST; 9:00 – 10:00 pm UTC; 1:00–2:00 pm GMT
Session II: 8:00–9:00 pm IST; 10:30– 11:30 pm UTC; 2:30–3:30 pm GMT

The teachings will be webcast on YouTube Karmapa Teachings channel, Karmapa Facebook and www.dharmasvara.org. The Gyalwang Karmapa will teach in Tibetan, but simultaneous translation will be available in Chinese, English, French, German, Indonesian, Korean, Nepali, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Russian, and Vietnamese. To download textbook, please click https://dharmaebooks.org/tag/8th-karmapa/.


 

THE KSDL CREEMORE RETREAT CENTRE
We have previously announced the acquisition of our new retreat centre to KSDL members, and we are happy to report that the renovations are nearing completion. We will be making plans soon for the KSDL member's open house.  Here is more info for everyone who is interested in the activity of KSDL.

KSDL has recently purchased a new retreat centre just south of Georgian Bay, close to Wasaga Beach and Collingwood, 3 km from the town of Creemore. The new KSDL Retreat Centre is a four bedroom building situated on 5.8 acres of land. The property contains several forests, two ponds, landscaped lawns and well maintained perennial gardens. The main house has two kitchens, a dining room, living room, three washrooms, a laundry room, and space for a shrine room which the KSDL Lamas are presently working on. The sleeping accommodations include several bedrooms with many beds including bunk beds. There is a cabin in the gardens, and plenty of space on the property for camping.The house was purchased furnished and in good condition. We are presently installing insulation and renovating the lower kitchen. The property has sweeping views of the surrounding rolling farmland and forests in a beautiful area of Ontario known as the Purple Hills. We look forward to offering many regular retreats at the new Centre. Donations toward the purchase and renovation of this worthwhile project will be very much appreciated.

KSDL IS OPEN 

All those entering the temple are required by law to wear masks. Please practice good handwashing procedures, cover your mouth and use a tissue if you cough or blow your nose, and dispose immediately of used tissues. Hand disinfectants will be provided throughout the temple. Please exercise caution and consideration for the benefit of yourself and others.

Green Tara Puja

Green Tara Puja

White Tara Puja