Upcoming Event | December 17 - 18, 2022
Teachings by the Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche
We are very pleased to announce that our teacher, Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, will be visiting in December to teach and lead us in meditation.
This weekend of teaching and practice will take place at North McIntyre Recreation Centre, 2051 Government Road, Second Floor. The weekend is in-person, open to all and without prerequisite.
Rinpoche will teach Mahamudra on Saturday December 17th from 10am to 5pm. Registration begins at 9:30.
Mahamudra is the ultimate meditation on the nature of our mind.
"... Mahamudra is at the very heart of Buddhist teachings. Mahamudra practice slows us down so we can see things as they are. Mahamudra reveals the ultimate nature of the mind. Intrinsically pure and empty of inherent nature: pure awareness, luminous and spacious -- clarity and cognizance."
Excerpt from Gelug Mahamudra by H.E. Zasep Rinpoche
Rinpoche will teach Lojong on Sunday December 18th from 10am - 5 pm. Registration begins at 9:30.
Lojong or 'mind training’ is a contemplative practice which uses aphorisms or pithy observations which contain general truths. Through contemplating these truths, we can purify our motivations and attitudes and thereby cultivate wisdom and compassion.
Retreat fees are $25 per day (members) and $35 per day (non-members). However, no one will be turned away because of their financial situation. Please just ask for a reduced rate upon registration.
Payment options are cash, cheque or e-transfer.
Please bring your own meditation cushion. Chairs will also be provided.
To protect all participants, masking will be required. Please practise physical distancing.
Due to concerns about the potential for transmission of air-borne diseases such as COVID-19, influenza and RSV, we will not be serving a potluck lunch. There will be a 90 minute lunch break; you will have time to eat at home or go to a restaurant. Alternatively, you may choose to eat in your vehicle. If you will be dropped off, please ask about special arrangements for lunch. To stay hydrated, please bring beverages and remove your mask briefly to take a sip.
As well we will have copies of Rinpoche's autobiography on hand for purchase:
A Tulku’s Journey from Tibet to Canada - Autobiography of Zasep Tulku Rinpoche $60