Events Calendar
Return to Home Page
Events Calendar

28 Heintzman Street
Toronto, Ontario M6P 2J6
(416) 766-7964

Directions to Riwoche Temple at

TTC Toronto Transit Map (PDF)




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.


JULY 2018



Powered by


Please provide your contact information
for our member database.

S P E C I A L   E V E N T S

HH Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche
Guru Dorje Drolö Empowerment

Saturday, July 21, 2018
Admission: 1.00pm · Start Time: 2.00pm · Break: 4.00–5:30pm
Location: Beanfield Center, 105 Princes’ Blvd, Toronto, ON M6K 3C3
We are very happy to finalize the visit announcement of HH Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche, the emanation of HH Dudjom Rinpoche Jigdral Yeshe Dorje to Toronto.

HH Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche has kindly accepted to give a teaching only event so please follow the link to register.

Due to venue capacity, all participants (including ordained sangha) must register for entry. Please only register if you are confirmed coming to the event. Should you not be able to attend the event, please kindly cancel the tickets or write to us at in order to give opportunity to another attendee. Thank you for being considerate.

Guru Dorje Drolö is the 8th emanation of Guru Rinpoche. In order to preserve the practice of Dharma in Tibet and secure the commitment of the local spirits to extend their protection across generations, Guru Padmasambhava emanated as Dorje Drolö.

In this degenerate age, Guru Dorje Drolö in particular is a powerful emanation needed to clear away and dispel complex mental and physical obstacles. Guru Rinpoche appeared in this form to liberate sentient beings from anger and attachment.
People who feel mentally unstable or unhappy for no apparent reason would benefit from practicing on Dorje Drolö. It will help calm and balance the mind.

His Holiness Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche was born in Jyekundo, Kham Eastern Tibet (Qinghai Province in China). He was recognized by many great masters, including HH Chatral Rinpoche, HH Minling Trichen Rinpoche, HH Penor Rinpoche, and HH Sakya Trizin Rinpoche. Following the example of his predecessor, His Holiness Dudjom Yangsi Rinpoche’s childhood and youth have been devoted to study, practice and retreat.

Dudjom Sangye Pema Shepa Rinpoche once said: "Chatral Rinpoche taught me the Tibetan alphabet himself, from beginning to end. After that, I had many lamas, […] many great teachers, but definitely a single root lama, Chadral Rinpoche. […] I have followed exactly everything Rinpoche told me to do. He told me it might be difficult going to the West, and that is why I have not gone yet. He told me to do the ngöndro practices and right at that moment, I made the commitment that I would do them and I did both the Dudjom Tersar ngöndro and the Longchen Nyingtik ngöndro. After that, Rinpoche advised me to do a 3-year retreat at Gangri Tokar and practiced the lama, yidam and dakini practices from the Dudjom Tersar fully for three years. I have done absolutely everything I could to fulfill whatever Rinpoche asked me."

Event poster (PDF) · Long Life Prayer (PDF) · Mandala Offering (PDF) · Empowerment (PDF)


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.