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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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Kathog Trungpa Rinpoche
Teachings and Empowerments

Sunday December 10, 2017 to Saturday December 30, 2017

Kathog Trungpa Rinpoche was born in Kham, Eastern Tibet. He was recognized as the fifth reincarnation of Kathog Trungpa Namkha Gyaltso, the 26th principal lineage holder of Kathog Monastery. Rinpoche has completed both shedra (monastic education) and drubdra (the traditional three year retreat). In addition he is a disciple of many great teachers whom include His Holiness Khenchen Jigme Phuntsok, Khenchen Padma Tsewang (Petse), and Khenchen Choying Chapdal Rinpoche. Kathog Trungpa Rinpoche is a rare gem, a master of ritual practice and scholar of the great perfection.

Rigzin Tsewang Dutsi Bhum Chu (Long Life) Empowerment
This empowerment confers Guru Rinpoche's profound blessings for long life. This terma was revealed by the great tertöaut;n Jigme Lingpa (1729-1798), founder of the Longchen Nyingtig tradition.
Date: Sunday, December 10   Time: 5pm   Ticket: $30

Mind Training (Lojong) Teaching Mind training is an essential aspect on the path to enlightenment. Rinpoche will teach on how to cultivate bodhicitta, the foundation to all Buddhist practice. This teaching is beneficial for beginner and advanced practitioners.
Date: Saturday December 23   Time: 2pm–4pm   By Donation

Medicine Buddha Empowerment
This empowerment is of the healing power of a Compassionate Mind and Awakened Heart.
Date: Sunday, December 24   Time: 2pm   Ticket: $30

Bardo Teaching
Bardo is the experience of awakened mind in every present moment. In order to realize that state, there are extensive teachings on the six bardos: living, dreaming, meditation, dying, dharmata, and becoming. Kathog Trungpa Rinpoche will present the bardo teachings as they present a complete path from beginning to end, truly opening the doorway to awakening.
Date: Saturday, December 30   Time: 2pm–4pm   By Donation

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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.