Members and friends of Rigpe Dorje Centre (Canada) have collectively accumulated more than one million Karmapa Khyenno mantras in commemoration of Saga Dawa, the holiest month for Tibetan Buddhists, and to celebrate the birthdays of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. On behalf of Rigpe Dorje Center and with gratitude, Acharya Choying Gyurme thanks all those who participated in this auspicious activity with devotion and generosity, dedicating the merit to the long lives of both His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa for the benefit of all beings and for the well being of our planet.

Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche:

Saturday, August 3 & Sunday, August 4

Born in 1950 in Kham, East Tibet, Bardor Tulku Rinpoche was recognized by His Holiness the 16th Gyalwang Karmapa at a very early age as the third incarnation of Terchen Barway Dorje. After his escape from Tibet as a boy, and the completion of many years of study and practice in India under the tutelage of His Holiness, Rinpoche accompanied him on his world tours in 1974 and 1976. In 1977, at the request of His Holiness, Rinpoche became a seminal and integral part of Karma Triyana Dharmachakra, the Karmapa’s North American Seat in Woodstock, New York for more than 30 years. He is founder and spiritual director of Kunzang Palchen Ling in Red Hook, N.Y.

Rinpoche has been a teacher, spiritual guide and friend to Rigpe Dorje Centre and to many members of the Centre since its inception. He is lovingly and gratefully known as our “visiting resident Lama”.

• Experiencing The Nature of Mind Through Devotion:
from the Guru Yoga Sadhana for Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

Saturday, August 3 – 10 a.m. – noon & 2 – 4 p.m.
Sunday, August 4 – 10 a.m. – noon

What devotion is and what it isn’t, and why it is essential if we are to open up our hearts and minds to the innate compassion and wisdom we all possess — to awaken to the true nature of mind beyond intellectual and conceptual understanding.

• Medicine Buddha Empowerment

Sunday, August 4 – 2 p.m.

Blessings to generate physical and mental well-being for oneself and others.

suggested donations:
Per session: $20 (members $15)
Full program: $70 (members $50)

If these amounts are not convenient, please give what you can.

Brief Talk by Her Eminence Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche
How To Keep Faith & Devotion

Saturday, August 10th
7 – 8 p.m.

Brief talk and Advice to Members & Friends of Rigpe Dorje Centre.

Donations of any amount are welcome at the door.

You are requested to arrive by 5:30 p.m. please.

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RIGPE DORJE CENTRE is a project of the RIGPE DORJE FOUNDATION founded by His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Karma Lodro Chokyi Senge and under the spiritual direction of His Eminence the Fourth Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, Karma Lodro Chokyi Nyima.

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It is not necessary to be a member to participate in the Centre’s activities.


Tel. : (514) 485-8886