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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.


Don’t just do something, sit there!

Urban Retreat

July 18, 2015

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The purpose of meditation is to make our mind calm and peaceful. If our mind is peaceful we shall be free from worries and mental discomfort, and so we shall experience true happiness; but if our mind is not peaceful, we shall find it very difficult to be happy, even if we are living in the very best conditions.

Join this urban retreat and start your path to happiness now.

 

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Katrina Natale is a long term Kadampa Buddhist Practitioner and a student on the Teacher Training Program. She has been administrative director of Kadampa centres in Vancouver and Toronto for many years. She is a Kadampa Buddhist meditation teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.

Katrina is a very giving and dedicated member of the spiritual community and shares her experience of the teachings with kindness and inspiration.

Session 1 10:00am to 10:45am

Session 2 11:00am to 11:45am

Session 3 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

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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

Full morning $20 or $8 per session

 

Register now

 

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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Buddha Vajrayogini is a special friend who helps us discover our own clear light mind, and guides us directly to the Pure Land of Keajra. These instructions are perfectly suited to our modern day lifestyle because they enable us to discover the blissful nature of every moment of our daily life. By combining the instructions on the 11 Yogas of Vajrayogini with our everyday activities of eating, sleeping, socializing, working, relaxing and meditating, we transform them into the blissful, swift path to enlightenment. We begin to step into a new, magical, and pure world as we learn to see beyond the ordinary of our normal humdrum life. Enjoying the deep inner peace of Vajrayogini meditation we will be led to the experience of clear light and so extract the ultimate meaning of our precious human life.

This retreat is open to those who have received a Highest Yoga Tantra empowerment and will be based on the instructions given at the Summer Festival. The retreat will take a practical and experiential approach, combining clear instructions with guided meditations and discussion. It will be a wonderful opportunity for those who are new to the practice to develop a firm foundation in Vajrayogini meditation, as well as for those with more experience who wish to take their meditation to the next level.

 

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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:

 

Fri

7:30pm – 9pm – Introduction

 

Sat – Mon

9am – 10:15am – Session 1

11:30am – 12:45pm – Session 2

2:15pm – 3:30pm – Session 3

4:30pm – 5:45pm – Session 4

 

Tues

9am – 10:15am – Session 1

11:30am – 12:45pm – Session 2

 

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

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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

 

Register now

 

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

Mental Freedom Urban Retreat

Urban retreat

August 22, 2015

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We all want to be free; however, we are often controlled by circumstances, like a puppet on a string .

Join this urban retreat and develop a balanced mind that remains peaceful and positive at all times.

 

Register now
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Lynne Tierney is a student on the Teacher Training Program at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.

She has been studying Kadampa Buddhism for many years, is a resident at KMC Canada, and a very dedicated volunteer.

Lynne presents Buddha’s teachings in a clear and practical way.

Session 1 10:00am to 10:45am

Session 2 11:00am to 11:45am

Session 3 12:15pm to 1:00pm

Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC)

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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

Full morning $20 or $8 per session

 

Register now

 

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

The stages of the path to happiness

with Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

August 27-31, 2015

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Give your mind a meaningful holiday which will bring about a powerful and positive transformation in your life.

 

Suitable for beginners. All sessions are guided.

5-Day Retreat | 4 sessions per day | 1hr 15min sessions

 

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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.

Thursday Aug 27 – Monday Aug 31

 

Session 1 • 9 – 10:15am

Session 2 • 10:45am – 12pm

Wishfulfilling Jewel Puja • 12:15 – 1pm

Session 3 • 4:30 – 5:45pm

Session 4 • 7 – 8:15pm

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

With Meals Without Meals Centre card holders (w/meals)
Full retreat $195 $150 $50
Per day $40 $30 $10
Per session $8 Free

 

Free for Centre card holders who do not want meals.

If you are planning to drop-in per session, please email registration@kadampa.ca to inform us of the sessions you wish to attend. Meals ($5) cannot be guaranteed when dropping in.

 

Overnight dorm available $30/night

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

Register now

 

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