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

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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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Dzogchen Retreat with Ven. Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen Rinpoche

Sunday, May 7, 2017 to Saturday, May 13, 2017
8 am to 8:30 pm each day, ending at noon on the 13th

Lonchenpa (1308-1364) is the main Tibetan lineage holder of the Nyingma Dzogchen teachings and is the author of many treatises. Ven. Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen Rinpoche will guide retreatants through Lonchenpa's treatise, The Excellent Path to Enlightenment. This precious teaching will illuminate how the mind can be transformed, suffering overcome, and the path to true understanding to the nature of reality revealed. Attendance for the full week is required. In addition, one must have permission by a qualified Vajrayana master to attend the retreat. Retreat is limited to 25 students.
Ven. Khenpo Yeshe Gyaltsen Rinpoche Rinpoche was born in Riwoche, Kham, in Eastern Tibet. He entered the local monastery at a young age and received extensive training as a Tibetan Doctor, whilst performing several retreats. He came to Nepal to study with HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche in 1985 and became one of his close disciples. He completed his studies and taught extensively at the Shechen Shedra (Monastic College) in Nepal as directed by HH Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche until 2000. In 2001, he was appointed as the principal tutor to HH Dilgo Khyentse Yangsi Rinpoche.
Cost: For registration, the cost is $600 CAD. Tenpai Jindag members receive a discount at $500. Registration must be made prior to the retreat.
Required texts: These will be available in the Temple store. Both are required.
The Excellent Path to Enlightenment. Sutrayana $25
The Excellent Path to Enlightenment $25

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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.