This year, from March 6 to April 8, nuns from the Kagyu shedras will gather at the Vajra Vidya Institute in Sarnath for a month of teachings and debate under the direction of the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa and presided over by Druppon Dechen Rinpoche. In addition to a daily schedule of classes and debates, the Spring Teachings will feature teachings by Gyalwang Karmapa on Mikyö Dorje's Autobiographical Verses, with teachings on 12 days between March 14 and April 8. (The schedule of teachings are being announced separately.)
Other events include:
The Ritual For the Nuns' Teachings to Flourish and the Milarepa's Parinirvana on March 6
The Long-Life Offering of the Union of the Three Roots and Marpa's Parinirvana on March 7
The Great Audience and Sangarama Ritual on March 8
The Chöd Puja "Wellspring of All Qualities" on March 17
The Five Deity Tara and Tseringma Pujas on March 29 and 30 Sarvavid Vairochana puja on April 5 to 7
KSDL UPCOMING EVENTS
THE 9TH ANNUAL TORONTO KAGYU MONLAM
Due to the cancellation of the visit of Khenpo Lodro Donyo, the 9th Annual Toronto Kagyu Monlam has been rescheduled to
September 22 - 24, 2023. The location will remain at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre.
Please let us know if you would like to volunteer at this auspicious event. Volunteers will not miss any Monlam activities. More info about the Monlam to follow.
2-DAY NYUNGNE PRACTICE
AT THE CREEMORE RETREAT
June 3 & 4, 2023
We will be resuming our annual Nyungne practice in honour of Saga Dawa on the weekend of June 3 - 4. This year the Nyungne will take place at the beautiful KSDL retreat centre, nestled in the hills in Creemore, Ontario. The sessions will take place from dawn on the 3rd until dawn on the 5th. More details to follow. Pre-registrations are welcome.
UPCOMING MONTHLY PUJAS
Mahakala - Mon Mar 20, 6pm
Karma Pakshi - Fri Mar 31, 6pm
Medicine Buddha & Chod - Wed Apr 5, 6pm
Mahakala - Wed Apr 19, 6pm
Karma Pakshi - Sun Apr 30, 2pm
All pujas will take place in person and online.
ONLINE KSDL PUJAS
Topic: Green Tara & White Tara
Time: SAT & SUN. 10 AM
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Meeting ID: 885 6188 4399
GURU YOGA TEACHING BY LAMA TENZIN
The fourth and final session of Lama Tenzin's Ngöndro teaching will take place this Sunday, November 6 at 2pm. The original date of Sunday November 13 is now unavailable due to a 49th day puja for the deceased. We apologize for any inconvenience. The teachings are available at facebook.com/KSDL.Toronto
KSDL ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
The AGM will take place Sunday, November 20 at 2pm.
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Meeting ID: 885 6188 4399Passcode: 4D7bfF
LAMA NAMSE RINPOCHE MEMORIAL SERVICE
This year the commemorative puja for Lama Namse Rinpoche will be be a two-day Konchok Chidu practice, taking place on Saturday, November 26 and Sunday, November 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This puja will include a vegetarian lunch hosted by KSDL on both days.
MAHAKALA Saturday, September 24, 2pm
KARMA PAKSHI Wednesday, October 5, 6pm
MEDICINE BUDDHA & CHOD Sunday, October 9, 2pm
MAHAKALA Monday, October 24, 6pm
KARMA PAKSHI Thursday, November 3, 6pm
MEDICINE BUDDHA & CHOD Tuesday, November 8, 6pm
LHABAB DUCHEN Tuesday, November 15, 10am
MAHAKALA Wednesday, November 22, 6pm
KARMA PAKSHI Friday, December 2, 6pm
MEDICINE BUDDHA & CHOD Wednesday, December 8, 6pm
MAHAKALA Thursday, December 22, 6pm
NGONDRO TEACHINGS BY LAMA TENZIN
October 2, 16, 30 & November 13
Ngondro Teachings Part One
Sunday, October 2 , 2 - 3:30pm
Ngondro Teaching Part Two
Sunday, October 16, 2 - 3:30pm
Ngondro Teachings Part Three
Sunday, October 30, 2 - 3:30pm
* UPDATE Ngondro Teachings Part Four
Sunday, November 6, 2 - 3:30pm
KON CHOK CHIK DU - LAMA NAMSE RINPOCHE MEMORIAL
November 26 & 27
KSDL will perform a Kon Chok Chik Du puja in honour of the Venerable Choje Lama Namse Rinpoche. A vegetarian lunch will be provided, sponsored by KSDL.
Saturday, November 26, 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm
Sunday, November 27, 10am - 12noon & 2pm - 4pm
ONGOING WEEKLY PUJAS & TEACHINGS
GREEN TARA - Saturdays at 10am
CALLING THE LAMA FROM AFAR, WHITE TARA & CHENREZIG - Sundays at 10am
CALM ABIDING - TUESDAYS AT 7pm
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
Meeting ID: 557 620 585
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.
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