We are meeting in-person at the centre for our activities, and will continue sharing them on Zoom unless otherwise indicated:


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

Membership and donations ensure the sustainability and flourishing of our Centre as well as supporting our resident lama. Please give what you can.


Saturdays, April 1 & 22, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. 

In person only, not shared on Zoom

Dharma Book Club

We are studying the book Excellent at the Beginning by Ven. Khenpo Karthar Rinpoche.

Donations are appreciated.

Sunday, April 2, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tea Meditation 

Led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey and Tea Master Vivian Li

A tea meditation involves being mindful and present during all aspects of the tea ritual including making the tea, drinking the tea, and being aware of the environment and of the effects on your mind and body. You can practise a tea meditation any time during the day. It’s an example of how to apply our meditation in daily life.

Donations are appreciated.

Afterwards, please join us for a potluck lunch. (Bring vegetarian food to share)

Wed, April 5 & 12, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Chenrezik Sadhana

Love, compassion, and wisdom—together known as bodhicitta—are the indivisible nature of the Buddha’s enlightened mind. Chenrezik (Skt. Avalokiteshvara), the Buddha of Infinite Compassion, is the embodiment of these virtuous qualities. 

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, April 8, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

Children and Youth Class. 8 years and up

Acharya will share the life story of the Buddha along with his teachings for a happy life. 

Donations are appreciated.

Sundays, April 9 & 23, 10 to 11 a.m.


Calm Abiding Meditation

Donations are appreciated.

Wed., April 12, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Amitabha Sadhana

Through the practice of the Buddha of Boundless Light, beings, especially those with faith, are guided to rebirth in Dewachen, the pure realm of immaculate happiness, joy and bliss. 

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, April 15, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Chöd Puja – Cutting through Ego-clinging

Led by Lama Rapten Tshering & Acharya Choying Gyurmey

Chöd is a spiritual practice found in the Tibetan Buddhism (where it is classed as Anuttarayoga Tantra). Also known as “cutting through the ego,” the practices are based on the Prajñāpāramitā or “Perfection of Wisdom” sutras, which expound the “emptiness” concept of Buddhist philosophy. Chöd combines Prajñāpāramitā philosophy with specific meditation methods and tantric ritual. The Chöd practitioner seeks to tap the power of fear through activities such as rituals set in graveyards, and visualization of offering their bodies in a tantric feast in order to put their understanding of emptiness to the ultimate test. The main goal of Chöd is to cut through ego-clinging.

Ritual Objects 

Practitioners of the Chöd ritual, chödpas, use a kangling, a human thighbone trumpet, and a chöd drum, a hand drum similar to but larger than the ḍamaru commonly used in Tibetan rituals. Lama Rabten and Acharya will perform the ritual with these instruments. 

Lama Rabten Tshering is the resident teacher and spiritual director of Nalandabodhi Canada. His dharma education started at a young age under guidance of his father who taught him music and Karma Kagyu tantras. Lama Rabten spent his early years at Rumtek Monastery, the principal seat of Gyalwang Karmapa in Sikkim, India, where he expanded his study and practice in the Tsurphu tradition—training in Vajrayana rituals, such as music, torma, tantra memorization, and dance.

In 1992, Lama Rabten was appointed disciplinary master of Rumtek Monastery by Tai Situ Rinpoche and Goshir Gyaltsap Rinpoche, and carried out this responsibility for five years. In 1997, he entered a three-year retreat at Pullahari Retreat Centre in Nepal. While there he completed more training in meditation and tantra under the guidance of Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal, Bokar Rinpoche, Tenga Rinpoche, and Khenpo Tsultrim Gyamtso Rinpoche.

Suggested Donation: $15/members $10

Sundays, April 16 & 23, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Tonglen – “sending and receiving”

Tonglen is a meditative practice of mind training (lojong) to develop the inner qualities of loving kindness, compassion and bodhicitta.

Donations are appreciated.

Monday, April 24, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. 

In person only, not shared on Zoom

Buddhism for the Curious  

The story of the life of Buddha, his quest, and the path of liberation from suffering that he taught, will be presented by a senior member of the Rigpe Dorje Centre. There will be a short introduction to calm-abiding meditation.

This Introduction to Buddhism activity is for those who have a curiosity or a slight knowledge of Buddhism and would like to know more. 

Please register by writing to centre@rigpedorjemontreal.org

Donations are appreciated.

Wednesday, April 26, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Paranirvana of H.E the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche

In commemoration of the passing of His Eminence the Third Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche, April 26, 1992, we will recite The Guru Yoga of Jamgon Kontrul Rinpoche and the sadhana Calling the Guru from Afar. 

Donations are appreciated

Saturday, April 29, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Green Tara Sadhana

The all-victorious Saviouress manifests 21 emanations to help beings. Tara vanquishes obstacles and fear, and protects those in danger and difficulty who call to her. The Green Tara prayer and recitation of the 21 Tara Praises avert and dispel obstacles.

Donations are appreciated.