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Take time to reflect, meditate and be nourished by meditations, and meaningful conversation in the peaceful environment of the world peace temple in Toronto. We offer a variety of retreats including half-day, full day or week long retreats. Unless otherwise specified, our retreats are suitable for anyone with no previous experience required. Some annual retreat have sessions that are unguided, but there are always practitioners and teachers available to give instruction on how to engage in that particular retreat and an introductory talk will usually be given at the beginning of the retreat. It is not generally necessary to attend the full retreat to take part in some retreat sessions. Please contact us with any questions.

Comfortable shared dormitory accommodations are available. Contact registration@kadampa.ca to book accommodation for your retreat.


Caring for the Deceased through Compassion

Aug 15-18, 2014

Caring for the Deceased through CompassionEveryday, we encounter death from close or far and as a result, we can feel powerless and discouraged. How wonderful it would be if we had methods to face unavoidable events with a calm mind.

Compassion is a powerful mind that goes beyond our ordinary thoughts and skills. Everyone can use the power of pure mind to benefit both themselves and others. This retreat is an opportunity to get familiar with a Buddhist meditation practice to improve our compassionate mind and benefit countless beings specifically for those who have passed away. During these few days, Gen Chogyan will share the powerful instructions which she will have received during the UK Summer Festival 2014.

GenChogyanGen Kelsang Chögyan is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC). She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, under the guidance of her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Chögyan presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and accessible way for everyone to apply this profound wisdom in their daily life. Through her sincere example, she inspires many students to apply joyful effort in their practice of Dharma.

Schedule:

 

Friday

Dinner: 6-7pm

Intro: 7:30pm

Saturday & Sunday

Session 1: 9-10:30am

Session 2: 11am-12:30pm

Session 3: 2-3:30pm

Session 4: 4-5:30pm

Monday

Session 1: 9-10:30am

Session 2: 11am-12:30pm

Ends with lunch

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple KMC Canada offers a perfect setting to engage in retreat. Enjoy morning silence, delicious vegetarian meals, and meaningful conversations, all in the inspiring environment of the world peace temple in Toronto.

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost:

 

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Friday $15 $5
Saturday $40 $10
Sunday $40 $10
Monday $20 $5
Full retreat $95 $30

*Meals included:

Saturday & Sunday – 2 meals
Friday & Monday – 1 meal

 

Please register online by clicking on the link below or by calling 416-762-8033

Register now

Urban Retreat

Positive Mind – Healthy relationships

Aug 23, 10am-1pm

Urban Retreat - Positive Mind, Healthy RelationshipsIn this day retreat, experience relaxing guided meditations which lead both beginners and experienced meditators on an inner journey to expand and enjoy their good hearts. By learning to cherish others, we discover a deep inner peace and contentment that help us to relate to others in a pleasurable, positive and caring way.

Christine

Christine Reeves is a Kadampa Buddhist meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.

She has been a Kadampa Buddhist and student of Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for many years.

She studies on the Foundation Program and teaches the Wednesday night weekly class ‘Learn to Meditate’ at the Temple.

Her experience of integrating meditation into her daily life, makes her a practical and sincere teacher.

10-10:45am session 1

11-11:45am session 2

12:15-1pm session 3

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple KMC Canada offers a perfect setting to engage in retreat. Enjoy morning silence, delicious vegetarian meals, and meaningful conversations, all in the inspiring environment of the world peace temple in Toronto.

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost:

 

$20 / morning
$8 / session
free for centre card holders

 

Please register online by clicking on the link below or by calling 416-762-8033

Register now

The stages of the path to happiness

The Power of Kadam Lamrim

Aug 28-Sept 1, 2014

The Stages of the Path to HappinessGive your mind a meaningful holiday which will bring about a powerful and positive transformation in your life. Allow yourself to be systematically guided through meditations on the Buddhist path in the calm and peaceful environment of KMCC. Inspired by the teachings she will have received during the UK Summer Festival 2014, Gen Chögyan will share the essential practices of Kadam Lamrim

GenChogyan

Gen Kelsang Chögyan is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC). She has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for many years, under the guidance of her teacher, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. Gen Chögyan presents Buddha’s teachings in a practical and accessible way for everyone to apply this profound wisdom in their daily life. Through her sincere example, she inspires many students to apply joyful effort in their practice of Dharma.

Daily Schedule:

9-10:15am Session 1

11am-12:15pm Session 2

12:30-1:30pm lunch (included if booking per day)

2:30-3:45pm Session 3

4:30-5:45pm Session 4

6-6:45pm dinner (included if booking per day)

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple KMC Canada offers a perfect setting to engage in retreat. Enjoy morning silence, delicious vegetarian meals, and meaningful conversations, all in the inspiring environment of the world peace temple in Toronto.

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost per session: $5

Please register online or by phone if you plan to attend full days or the full retreat. However, drop-ins are welcome per session with no need to pre-register.

Cost per day*:

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Thursday $30 $10
Friday $30 $10
Saturday $30 $10
Sunday $30 $10
Monday $25 $5
Full retreat $130 $45

*Meals included:

Thursday to Sunday – 2 meals
Monday – 1 meal

Please register online by clicking on the link below or by calling 416-762-8033

Register Now