All activities are on Zoom.

Acharya Choying Gyurmey, our resident lama, is presently in Nepal. He will be back with us. When the travel restrictions are lifted. He joins us on Zoom on Saturday and Sunday mornings.

Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
Passcode: 311753
To join by telephone: 438-809-7799

Fridays, April 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30, 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Prayers dedicated to Venerable Bardor Tulku Rinpoche

Please join us in prayers for Rinpoche’s swift rebirth to serve the dharma for the benefit of all beings.

Prayer for the swift rebirth of Ven. Bardor Tulku Rinpoche composed by HH the 17th Karmapa

Saturdays, April 3 and 17, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Teaching by Acharya Choying Gyurmey on

The Mahamudra Aspiration Prayer

by the Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, portrays the essential points of the view, meditation, and fruition of Mahamudra practice, and the path to recognize the emptiness, clarity and awareness of our innate Buddha nature and wisdom.

Sundays, April 4, 11 and 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Calm abiding meditation (Shamatha)

led by Acharya Choying Gyuermey

+ text of prayer to download

Wednesdays, April 7 and 14, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chenrezik sadhana,
a practice of loving kindness and compassion.

(discussion at 6:45 p.m.) with Jean-Sébastien Trucy (senior student).

+ text of prayer to download

Saturday, April 10, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Green Tara Sadhana

guided by Acharya Choying Gyurmey

We chant the Green Tara prayer with the motivation to avert physical, emotional and spiritual obstacles and to generate an attitude of compassionate action and altruism. Green Tara is one of the practices recommended during these difficult and fearful times of COVID-19 for tranquility and safety for oneself and others.

+ text of prayer to download

Monday, April 26, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Calling the Guru from Afar Sadhana,

in commemoration of the paranirvana of H.E. the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, founder of our centre.

April 21 to 28:

Chenrezik and Amitabha practice RETREAT

Join us for an intensive week-long Chenrezik / Amitabha retreat with 4 sessions per day, led by Jean-Sebastien Truchy. We will put into practice the instructions we recently reviewed on Wednesdays: focusing the mind, opening the heart and aspiring to alleviate the suffering of all sentient beings. As well, we will pray for the swift rebirth of all recently deceased beings into the Western Pure Land of Sukhavati.

Each session will last a maximum of 2 hours and will feature mantra accumulation for the benefit of all sentient beings.

You are free to participate in as many or as few sessions as you like.

4 sessions per day: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. to noon; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Friday, April 23, 3 sessions: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 10 a.m. to noon and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Monday, April 26, 3 sessions: 6 a.m. to 8 a.m.; 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. 

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.

MONTHLY MEMBERSHIP suggested for the Rigpe Dorje Centre: $25 (a portion tax deductible). You can subscribe as usual or on Internet: Membership

All membership funds go towards the monthly cost of maintaining the centre and hosting our teachers. To benefit from membership while supporting the cost of maintaining the centre, please contact us by telephone or email.

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


Tel. : (514) 485-8886