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ONE OF OUR AIMS is to provide the people of the Greater Toronto Area access to Buddhist meditation and other tools to cultivate meaningful, peaceful, happy lives. KMCC’s calm, positive energy is the perfect environment to engage in retreats. Morning silence, easy access to literature and wonderful statues of Buddhas are all favourable conditions contributing to the success of these retreats.

Many of the retreats listed below are part of the Teacher Training Program. Students in this program make the commitment to attend particular sessions as a means to enhance their personal experience of these profound methods which contribute to their training for sharing Dharma with others.

Everyone is welcome to join some retreats which emphasize various aspects of the Buddhist path.

Please contact us with any questions.

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


Guru Yoga & Mandala Offering Retreat

Nov 13-17

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We all wish to be happy and experience peace of mind every day. This depends upon spiritual realizations which in turn depend upon creating certain inner conditions such as purifying negativity, accumulating merit, and receiving blessings.

In this retreat, we focus on the preliminary practices of accumulating merit, or positive energy, by making mandala offerings and receiving blessings by engaging in Guru Yoga practice.

This is a special practice that enables us to strengthen our connection with our Spiritual Guide.

Gen Chögyan will be giving teachings and guiding meditations during some of the sessions.

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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*:

THURS Nov 13

7pm Introduction

 

FRI Nov 14 & MON Nov 17

7-8:30am Session 1

9-10:30am Session 2

2-3:30pm Session 3

7-8:30pm Session 4

 

SAT Nov 15 & SUN Nov 16

9-10:30am Session 1

11am-12:30pm Session 2

2-3:30pm Session 3

4-5:30pm Session 4

 

*All sessions will include guidance from Gen Chögyan with the exception of the Sunday 11am and Monday 7pm.

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

Introduction: $10

per session: $5

free for centre card holders

The New Year Retreat

The Stages of the Path to Happiness

Dec 27, 2014 – Jan 2, 2015

lamrimStart off the year by immersing yourself in this New Year’s meditation retreat on Kadam Lamrim, ‘The Stages of the Path to Happiness’. Meditating on Lamrim overcomes all obstacles to our peace of mind, solves our daily problems, and leads us to realize pure lasting happiness for ourself and others. Gen Chögyan will be using the new presentation of the 14 meditations as described by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso in ‘How to Understand the Mind‘. Suitable for everyone.

Four guided meditations each day.

Join for one session, one day or for the full retreat.

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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 will be presenting the teachings on Kadam Lamrim, from her own experience, in a way that is easily applicable to our daily life and so we can make the most out of the year 2015.

Daily Schedule:

 

SAT DEC 27

9:30-11 Registration

11am-12:30pm Introduction

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

2:30-3:45pm Session 1

4:30-5:45pm Session 2

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

 

SUN DEC 28- THURS JAN 1

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

 

MON DEC 29- TUES DEC 30

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

 

WED DEC 31

6pm New Year POTLUCK dinner. Open to everyone

8:30pm Avalokiteshvara Prayers for New Year

 

THURS Jan 1

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

7pm New Year, New You class

 

FRI Jan 2

9-10:15am Session 1

11am-12:15pm Session 2

12:30-1:30pm lunch (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 day*:

 

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Full retreat $165 $65
Sat-Thurs (Dec 27-Jan 1) $30 $10
Fri (Jan 2) $15 $5
per session $5 Free

 

*Meals included:

Sat Dec 27 – Thurs Jan 1 – 2 meals

Fri Jan 2 – 1 meal

 

Please register online by clicking on the link below or by phone 416-762-8033, if you plan to attend full days or the full retreat. Drop-ins are welcome per session with no need to pre-register, however you must pre-register in order to get meals.

Registration opens soon

Attaining the Inner Dakini Land

Generation and Completion Stage Meditations

For practitioners who have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments

Jan 3-10, 2015

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Immerse yourself in a week long retreat to become closer to Buddha Vajrayogini.

Gen Chögyan will guide us in a blissful journey along the two tantric stages, with an emphasis on completion stage meditations on the channel, drops and winds.

Four guided sessions each day.

Morning silence (until lunch) will be observed Jan 4, 5, 9 & 10. Full silence will be observed from Jan 6-8.

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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 will be presenting the teachings and guiding retreat sessions on generation and completion stages in an accessible way to deepen our experiences of these meditations.

Daily Schedule:

SAT JAN 3

2:30-4pm Registration

4-5:30pm Introduction

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

7pm Quick Path w/ offerings

 

SUN JAN 4- SAT JAN 10

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)

 

On JAN 10, there will be OSG at 7pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple Although situated in the heart of Toronto, KMC Canada offers a perfect setting to engage in retreat. Enjoy the quiet meditation room, meaningful conversations and delicious vegetarian meals, 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

For practitioners who have received Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerments

Cost per day*:

 

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Full retreat $185 $75
Sat (Jan 3) $15 $5
Sun (Jan 4) – Sat (Jan 10) $30 $10
per session $5 Free

 

*Meals included:

Sunday Jan 4 – Saturday Jan 10 – 2 meals

Saturday Jan 3 – 1 meal

 

Please register online by clicking on the link below or by phone 416-762-8033, if you plan to attend full days or the full retreat. Drop-ins are welcome per session with no need to pre-register, however you must pre-register in order to get meals.

Registration opens soon