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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.


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)

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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:

 

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

Experiencing limitless possibilities

Retreat on emptiness

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

June 12-14, 2015

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By understanding the true nature of phenomena, we begin to realize the limitless possibilities this wisdom reveals.

The rare teachings and meditations presented in this retreat will make this wisdom practical and accessible to all.

This will allow us to transcend our actual state of limitation and actualize our own limitless potential.

 

Registration Opens soon

Gen-la-Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher at KMCC and National Spiritual Director. 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.

FRIDAY

6-7pm Dinner

7:30-9pm Introduction

 

SATURDAY (meditation sessions)

9-10:15am Session 1

10:45am-12pm Session 2

12:15-1pm Wishfulfilling Jewel

1-2:30pm Lunch

4:30-5:45pm Session 3

5:45-7pm Dinner

7-8:15pm Session 4

 

SUNDAY

9-10:15am Session 6

10:45am-12pm Session 7(NO Meditation for World Peace)

12:30-1:45pm Lunch

2:30pm Wishfulfilling Jewel w/ tsög

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple

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

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost includes dinner Fri-Sat & lunch Sat-Sun

 

With Meals Without Meals Centre card holders
Full retreat $80 $60 $20
Fri Intro only $15 $10 $5
Sat only $45 $35 $10
Sun only $25 $20 $5

 

Overnight dorm available $30/night

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

 

Registration Opens soon

 

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

Post-festival retreat

Seeing beyond the ordinary

with guest teacher Gen Kelsang Samten

Aug 14-18

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Save the date to deepen your tantric practice. Be inspired by the blessed instructions transmitted at the International Summer Festival 2015.

Gen Kelsang Samten, Resident Teacher at KMC New York, will be guiding this retreat. He is renown throughout the world for his ability to give clear and practical meditation instructions. We are so fortunate to have him visit KMCC.

This retreat is only for practitioners who have Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment.

More information coming soon.

 

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Gen Kelsang Samten is the Resident Teacher at KMC New York. He has been practising and teaching Buddhism for over 30 years and has guided several tantric retreats. He is renown throughout the world for his ability to give clear and practical meditation instructions.

Daily Schedule:

 

Coming soon

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

temple

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

631 Crawford Street
Toronto, Ontario
M6G 3K1

 

1.866.523.2672 • 416.762.8033 • info@kadampa.ca

Cost includes dinner on Fri, Lunch and dinner on Sat, Sun, Mon & lunch on Tues

 

With Meals Without Meals Centre card holders
Full retreat $165 $125 $40
Fri Intro only $15 $10 $5
Per day (Sat, Sun or Mon) $45 $35 $10
Tues only $25 $20 $5

 

Overnight dorm available $30/night

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

 

Registration Opens soon

 

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