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SCHEDULED PRACTICES

All scheduled practices are open to the public. Most special events are also open to the public, although attending an Empowerment generally requires that you will have Taken Refuge in the Three Jewels of Buddhism.

Medicine Buddha Meditation

Tuesday Evenings 7:30 p.m.

Stimulates the benefit of natural healing influences for the health and well-being of oneself and others, especially those suffering from physical and mental afflictions.


Tranquility Meditation

Thursday Evenings 8:00 p.m.

Cultivates mindfulness and awareness in a simple practice which allows the busyness and speed of habitual mind to subside so that intrinsic peace and clarity may manifest naturally.


Green Tara Meditation

Saturday and Sunday Mornings 9 a.m.

Invokes the feminine aspects of enlightened wisdom in the form of Green Tara and nurtures the development of compassion.

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Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche
— KYABJE DUNGSE GARAB DORJE RINPOCHE —
Krodikali Wangchen
(Throma Nagmo Supreme Initiation)
Saturday, September 15, 2018
Time: 2pm Registration Check In: 1pm
Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple is pleased to announce the visit of Kyabje Dungse Garab Dorje Rinpoche to Toronto. He is the grandson of the Kyabje Dudjom Jigdral Yeshe Dorje Rinpoche and son of Kyabje Thinley Norbu Rinpoche. He is a holder of the Dudjom blood lineage and the Dudjom Tersar Dharma Lineage.

Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche has kindly agreed to confer the Krodikali Wangchen, a precious empowerment for the practice of Krodikali which is the main practice to achieve enlightenment and attain rainbow body in one lifetime from the Dudjom Tersar tradition.

***Pre-registration is mandatory. No door registrations will be accepted for this event.***

Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche requests this empowerment not be made open to the public. In order to receive permission, one must email a request to pema@riwoche.com to receive a confirmation letter. Tickets are $40.

Recipients must meet the following minimum requirements:

· All recipients must be over 20 years old
· All recipients should have been following Tibetan Vajrayana for at least 5 years

The following are samaya commitments which must be followed after receiving the Wangchen:

1) One cannot abandon Krodikali puja. If you don’t plan on doing the practice, you should not take the Wangchen.
2) One must do at least one short or medium length Krodikali practice every month.

Once approved to receive the Wangchen, the following ritual practice items are required:

· Medium Length Thröma Sadhana Text
· Chod Drum
· Bell and Dorje

Below items are additional if possible:

· Khangling
· Grey Drangju (long skirt)
· Khamar (maroon and white zen)
· Angra (meditation skirt)
· Gomtha (meditation belt)
· Nagoen (earrings for pierced or unpierced ears)

Event poster (PDF)

Long Life Empowerment
Khandro Thuk Thik (Dakini Heart Essence)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 10am
Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche has kindly agreed to confer the Khandro Thuk Thik (Dakini Heart Essence) Long Life Empowerment. It is a mind treasure of H.H. Dudjom Rinpoche, revealed directly to him by Yeshe Tsogyal.

Attendees are requested to bring their own cushions as we have a limited supply. Chairs will be available for those with physical difficulty in the back of the room.

Tickets: $30 (can be purchased at the temple)

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/khandro-thuk-thik-dakini-heartessence-long-life-empowerment-tickets-49521473059?aff=kingshall1

Location: King’s Garden Banquet Hall ‒ 15 Canmotor Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 4E4

*Due to venue capacity, we request all participants register for entry to avoid disappointment at the door. Thank you for understanding.

Sponsorship
There is opportunity to sponsor the auspicious events of Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche. Donors who wish to donate $300 or more will be considered event sponsors and will be acknowledged of their contribution at the event.

Event poster (PDF)

Krodikali Tsok Offering (Medium length Practice)
Sunday, September 16, 2018 at 2pm
Krodikali Tsok Offering will be presided over by Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche and the Kunzang Gatshal sangha.

Attendees are requested to bring their own cushions as we have a limited supply. Chairs will be available for those with physical difficulty in the back of the room. Additional items to praticipate in the Tsok offering are Chod Drum, Bell and Dorje and Medium Length Throma Sadhana Text.

Tsok Sponsorship
We will be preparing a grand tsok offering and request anyone wishing to make tsok donation to please send an e-transfer to pema@riwoche.com or physically come to the Temple before Sept 13th. We will be purchasing and packing the tsok before the event.

Location: King’s Garden Banquet Hall ‒ 15 Canmotor Ave, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 4E4

Tickets: By donation
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/krodikali-tsok-offering-medium-length-practice-tickets-49521652596?aff=Tsok

Sponsorship There is opportunity to sponsor the auspicious events of Kyabje Dungse Garab Rinpoche. Donors who wish to donate $300 or more will be considered event sponsors and will be acknowledged of their contribution at the event.

Event poster (PDF)

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Vajrakilaya
Vajrakilaya Ceremony - Phurba Drum Cho
Monday, October 1, 2018 — Sunday, October 7, 2018, from 10am to 4pm
Vajrakilaya is the wrathful form of Vajrasattva. This practice is famous for being the most powerful in removing obstacles, destroying the forces hostile to compassion, and for purification.
In the Riwoche lineage, Vajrakilaya is very important. Traditionally, on the 12th month of the Tibetan calendar, the Riwoche monastery in Tibet holds a Vajrakilaya drupchen for three weeks. Drupchen is a form of intensive group practice drawing together the entire range of its skillful methods – mystical, ritual, and artistic. The practices include: creation of the mandala house; the complete sadhana practice with visualization, mudra, chant, and music; continuous day and night practice of mantra; the creation of tormas and offerings with sacred substances and precious relics; the tsok feast; the sacred dance of Cham; and the construction of a sand mandala. The accomplishments of the Vajrakilaya practice in Riwoche monastery have been seen in the dancing of the phurbas to the spontaneous chanting of the Vajrakilaya mantra from the mandala.
Attendance for the full week is not required. A simple vegetarian lunch will be served daily to all practitioners. We do require all practitioners attending to notify in advance of their participation to help kitchen staff. People attending will need to bring their own plate, cup, and utensils. We are making an effort to be more environmentally responsible and to reduce the amount of waste produced.
If you cannot attend, any donation to help defray the cost of tsok and food for all practitioners would be greatly appreciated. Please contact us by email at pema@riwoche.com.

Event poster (PDF)

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Translation at most Riwoche Temple events is generously provided by Shakya Dorje, an
accomplished Tibetan interpreter and fully qualified Emchi, or physician of Tibetan medicine,
a student of the eminent physician the late Venerable Dr. Trogawa, Rinpoche.