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28 Heintzman Street
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.


JULY 2017




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Guru Rinpoche Tsok Bhum or Guru Rinpoche 100,000 Tsok Offering

Thursday, July 27, 2017 to Wednesday, August 2, 2017 – 1:00 to 5:00pm daily

This week in particular marks Guru Rinpoche's birth from a lotus on the lake of Dhanakosha in the land of Oddiyana. We will make 100,000 tsok offerings this auspicious week. Afternoon tea and snack will be offered to all practitioners.

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HH Matul Rinpoche – Toronto Visit 2017

Mind Training (Lojong) Teachings — Two Weekends
Riwoche Temple is pleased to welcome His Holiness Matul Rinpoche back to Toronto to give teachings.

Tenzin Kunzang Jigme Rinpoche, the seventh HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche was born in 1977. At the age of ten, His Holiness the Fourteenth Dalai Lama formally recognized him as the reincarnation of the sixth HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche, Thupten Jigme Choechok. He received the traditional Taklung Kagyu lineage teachings from HH Taklung Shabdung Rinpoche Thupten Jangchup Choeki Nima. Under the guidance of HH the Dalai Lama, he received his formal training (Buddhist philosophical studies) at the Institute of Buddhist Dialectics School in Dharamsala, India. HH Taklung Matul Rinpoche is known for his clarity and precision teaching in English. Currently, Rinpoche resides in Pokhara, Nepal.

Saturday, August 19 and Sunday, August 20, 10am–12pm and 2pm–4pm
Saturday, August 26 and Sunday, August 27, 10am–12pm and 2pm–4pm

Mind training is an essential aspect on the path to enlightenment. The Bodhicharyavatara is a classic dharma text by Shantideva that has served to guide in cultivating a mind of enlightenment and generating qualities of love, compassion, generosity and patience. This long poem has been studied, practiced and expounded upon in an unbroken tradition for centuries. H.H Matul Rinpoche will clarify and bring light to this ancient text which is the essence of the Mahayana path. This teaching is beneficial for beginner and advanced practitioners. Cost is $30 for each session or $60 per day.

For the visit of H.H. Matul Rinpoche to Toronto, if you wish to become a visit patron, please contact Luke at or (905) 616-5154. Sponsorship levels are as follows:
· From $100 – Recognition and presentation of kata by HHMR
· From $250 – Kata and patron's tea
· From $500 – Kata, patron's tea, and original calligraphy by HHMR
· From $1,000 – Kata, patron's tea, calligraphy, and patron's lunch with HHMR

Sangha members wishing to schedule a private interview, please email

Event poster (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.