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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.


The Healing Practice of Taking and Giving

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and Kadam Debbie

Mar 6-8, 2015

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Taking and giving is a beautiful and profound method to transform our personal problems, our relationships and the world into the very means for experiencing love, joy, compassion and wisdom. This ancient practice brings mental peace and happiness, increasing our spiritual strength and capacity to overcome challenges while developing the supreme good heart of a Bodhisattva.

Gen-la-Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher at KMCC. Training with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso for over 30 years Gen-la Khyenrab is well-loved for his pure and powerful example of humility and loving-kindness.

 

Kadam Debbie

 

Kadam Debbie Corrigan is the Resident Teacher of Atisha Buddhist Centre in east end of Toronto. She is known for her warmth and kindness.

FRIDAY

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9pm Introduction

 

SATURDAY (meditation sessions)

9-10am Session 1

10:30-11:30am Session 2

12-1pm Session 3

1-2pm Lunch

3-4pm Session 4

4:30-5:30pm Session 5

5:45-6:45pm Dinner

 

SUNDAY

9-10:30am Session 6

11am-12:15pm Session 7(Meditation for World Peace)

12:45-1:30pm Lunch

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

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631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

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KMCC’s calm and positive energy is the perfect environment to engage in retreats. Teachings, guided meditations, morning silence, spacious and quiet meditation rooms and wonderful statues of Buddhas are all favourable conditions contributing to the success of this retreat.

 

1.866.523.2672
416.762.8033
info@kadampa.ca

*Registration for retreat WITH MEALS is now closed. However you can drop in, and attend sessions. Please arrive 15 minutes early.

 

Costs without meals are as follows:

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Full retreat $50 $0
Fri Intro only $10 $0
Sat only $35 $0
Sun only $10 $0

 

 

Costs below includes dinner Fri-Sat & lunch Sat-Sun

 

Non-Centre card holders Centre card holders
Full retreat $70 $20
Fri Intro only $15 $5
Sat only $45 $10
Sun only $15 $5

 

Overnight dorm available $30/night

Please pre-register by clicking the link below or calling 416.762.8033

 

We are a non-profit organization. All profits go towards supporting the International Temples Project for World Peace.

Refuge Retreat

Establishing Inner Protection

Mar 19-23

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You love Buddha’s teachings, the Dharma, and wish to get the most from these precious advice? Refuge practice is the gateway to gain genuine spiritual experience that protects us from all our problems and sufferings coming from our uncontrolled minds.

This retreat is an opportunity to train in establishing this inner protection of Dharma.

Join us for the introduction for this retreat on Thursday Mar 19 at 7pm. Everyone is welcome.

 

Please register by phone 416-762-8033 or email registration@kadampa.ca., if you plan to attend full days or the full retreat. Drop-ins are welcome per session with no need to pre-register.

Gen-la-Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, Resident Teacher of KMCC and National Spiritual Director of Canada, has been training in refuge practice for over 30 years.

He will share, from his own experience, how to grow an immovable mountain-like refuge in our own mind so we can always feel protected and progress along the path of liberation and enlightenment.

In the introduction he will teach how to engage in a qualified Kadampa refuge retreat and also guide some of the sessions.

Daily Schedule:

 

Mar 19

Introduction 7-8:30pm

 

Mar 20-23

Session 1: 9-10:15am

Session 2: 11am-12:15pm (Prayers for World Peace Class on Sunday Mar 22)

Session 3: 4-5:15pm

Session 4: 7-8:15pm (except Sat Mar 21 & Mon Mar 23)

 

Wishfulfilling Jewel Prayers will be held daily from 12:30-1:15pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

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Engage in a retreat in the inspiring environment of the world peace temple in Toronto. KMC Canada offers a perfect setting conducive to contemplation, introspection as well as a supportive and vibrant community.

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost:

 

Intro: $10

Per day: $20

Per session: $5

 

Free for Centre Card holders

 

**Meals are not provided for this retreat. However, it is possible to reserve a lunch ($5) on Friday Mar 20 and Monday Mar 23. Email registration@kadampa.ca.

 

Please register by phone 416-762-8033 or email registration@kadampa.ca., if you plan to attend full days or the full retreat. Drop-ins are welcome per session with no need to pre-register.

Nyungnay purification ritual retreat

Celebrate Buddha’s enlightenment day

Apr 14-15

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This special fasting and purification retreat is performed in conjunction with the meditation practice of Thousand-armed Avalokiteshvara. Engaging in this retreat is a very powerful for purifying negative karma of body, speech and mind and for pacifying strong delusions such as attachment and hatred. It is also a special method for receiving the blessings of Buddha and improving our experience of love and compassion.

Usually this practice is done over two days with the Mahayana precepts (vows we take to abstain from certain actions during 24 hours) being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch, on the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for 24 hours. On both days, we do three sessions of meditation, combining prostrations with chanted prayers. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the sessions on the second day, provided they take the Mahayana precepts on that day.

 

Please register by phone 416-762-8033 or email registration@kadampa.ca

Kadam-Debbie

Kadam Debbie Corrigan has been the resident Teacher of Atisha Buddhist Center in East end Toronto since 2006 appointed by Geshe Kelsang Gyatso. She is well known for her warmth and kindness, and practical approach to Buddha’s sublime teachings.

Daily Schedule:

 

Precepts 6:30-7:15am

Session 1: 7:15-8:30am

Session 2: 11am-12:15pm

Session 3: 4:30-5:45pm

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple

Engage in a retreat in the inspiring environment of the world peace temple in Toronto. KMC Canada offers a perfect setting conducive to contemplation, introspection as well as a supportive and vibrant community.

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost:

 

Tuesday all day (incl. lunch and teaching): $30

Wednesday only: $15

Full retreat and teaching: $45

 

$5 (Tuesday lunch) for Centre Card holders

 

Please register by phone 416-762-8033 or email registration@kadampa.ca