DECEMBER 2019 CALENDAR
Please, note that the centre will be closed for the holidays: December 23 – 27, opening again for the Mahakhala weekend retreat.
A reminder that memberships received by December 31 are partially tax deductible for the year 2019. Donations are fully tax deductible.
THE TEN BUMIS (Stages) & FIVE PATHS OF MAHAYANA BUDDHISM,
Teaching based on Je Gampopa’s ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation’ (Ornament of Precious Liberation):
Saturday, December 14
10 – 11:20 a.m.
Tea Break: 11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Mahayana Buddhism is based on generating Bodhicitta (altruism). Rooted in the Paramitas (Perfections), it is through the five paths of Buddhist study and practice that this can be achieved. Progression on this spiritual journey is experienced through the ten bhumis or stages of achievement and ultimately liberation.
$5 for members
$10 for non-members
If these suggested donations are not convenient, please give whatever you can.
Annual Mahakhala Weekend Retreat
Saturday & Sunday, December 28 & 29
10 a.m. – 2 p.m.*
According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Mahakhala Puja (chanting meditation) is done at this time in order to purify any personal or collective negative deeds of the past year; and to welcome the New Year with a pure motivation and open heart for the benefit of all beings, for peace and harmony around the world.
*Please bring some food offering for the shrine Sunday at 2:00 p.m.
DONATIONS WELCOME: please give what you can.
12:30 lunch break: If you can, please contribute some vegetarian food to a potluck meal to be shared by those participating in the retreat.
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
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It is not necessary to be a member to participate in the Centre’s activities.
Tel. : (514) 485-8886