We are meeting in-person at the centre for our activities, and will continue sharing them on Zoom:
Meeting ID: 838 6426 2659
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.
Thursdays to Sundays, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., until December 11
“THE HEART SUTRA EXPLAINED”
By Ven. Drupon Khenpo Lodro Namgyal
Presented by THE THIRD 2022 RIGPE DORJE ON-LINE SERIES
One can register at any time. Video recordings of the teachings available to registrants until February 28, 2023.
Donations are deeply appreciated.
For more information, to register and to donate: https://rigpedorjemontreal.org/en/le-sutra-du-coeur/
Sunday, December 4, 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
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.
Please give what you can: https://rigpedorjemontreal.org/en/dons-activites/
Wednesdays, December 7 and 21, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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. Therefore, absolute Chenrezik is none other than love, compassion, wisdom. The figure we visualize during Chenrezik practice is symbolic, yet practising on this relative manifestation will usher our minds into the absolute state of bodhicitta.
Wednesdays, December 14 and 28, 7 p.m. to 8 p.m.
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. Rebirth there occurs spontaneously at the time of death, or in a future lifetime. All beings born there will accomplish perfect enlightenment.
Saturday, December 17, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Green Tara Sadhana
The all-victorious Saviouress manifests 21 emanations to help beings. Swift and efficacious in her blessings, Tara vanquishes obstacles and fear, and protects those in danger and difficulty who call to her. Daily supplication to Tara is for worldly and ultimate protection, assistance and benefit. The Green Tara prayer and recitation of the 21 Tara Praises avert and dispel obstacles.
Sunday, December 18, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Calm abiding meditation (Shamatha)
Sunday, December 18, 11:30 a.m.
Tibetan Momo Workshop
Led by: Gonpo Tashi and Acharya Choying Gyurmey
Join Gonpo Tashi and Acharya Choying Gyurmey in the preparation of Tibetan momos, a dumpling (vegetarian), emblematic of Tibet.
You will be guided in the preparation and the rolling of the dough, the filling and the shaping of the momos. All to be done with mindfulness. BRING YOUR ROLLING PIN!
Afterwards, we will share in a tasting session, and enjoy our momos.
Bio of Gonpo Tashi: Gonpo Tashi is originally from the Thewo District in Tibet, where he spent his childhood as a monk. At 16, he left the monastery and travelled to India where he lived for 7 years. He now calls Québec home, having settled in Montréal 12 years ago. He is very committed to preserving, teaching and promoting the Tibetan language and culture throughout the Tibetan diaspora. Besides giving Tibetan language courses, he organizes cooking workshop and meditation sessions.
Registration is required as places are limited.
$20 / members $15 (this includes the cost of the ingredients)
To pay and register online: https://rigpedorjemontreal.org/en/dons-activites/
If you wish to pay in person at the Centre, please send an email to register to: email@example.com
Thursday, Friday and Saturday, December 29, 30 and 31; 10 a.m. to noon and 2 p.m. to 4 p.m.
Annual Grand Mahakala Puja
The Two-Armed Mahakala Bernatchen is a Wisdom Deity, a Bodhisattava whose wrathful manifestation is an expression of skillful means to subdue negative and harmful forces affecting beings, personally and globally. Prayers to Mahakala are traditionally offered before the New Year to clear away obstacles of the previous year, and to give rise to a fruitful New Year of peace, harmony and prosperity.
Everyone can participate and benefit from the blessings for one’s personal well being, the well being of one’s loved-ones, and for the world in general.
3rd day, Saturday, December 31 :
At noon, please join us for a Pot-luck vegetarian lunch.
Mahakala Puja session at 2 p.m., we will have a Tsog (Feast) offering. Please bring cookies, fruits, cake, juice, etc., to offer.
Sunday, January 1, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
First Light – LIGHT OFFERING PRAYER
We offer light with the aspiration that obstacles to personal and global peace be overcome; and that happiness, love and compassion spread throughout the world and benefit all beings.
Donations to the Centre are deeply appreciated.