Tashi Delek – Losar 2020

February, 24

On behalf of the members and friends of Rigpe Dorje Foundation and Rigpe Dorje Centre, very warm wishes for a Happy, Healthy and Fruitful New Year of the Male Iron Rat. May activities of compassion and loving kindness increase and thrive for the benefit of all beings, global harmony, and our planet. 

Acharya Choying Gyurmey

Mahakala Retreat

in preparation for Losar, the Tibetan New Year of the Male Iron Rat.

February 22 and 23
10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., 2 p.m.-4 p.m.

According to Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Mahakala Puja 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.

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.

February 23
Following the final session of Mahakala, the New Year will be welcomed with the traditional offering of khatas and a mandala offering followed by desert and tea.

Everyone is also encouraged to offer whatever is practical to Pullahari Monastery in Nepal for their Annual Mahakala Retreat, in support of the monks and to welcome the New Year of the Male Iron Rat with the aspiration for well being, peace and harmony around the world; to clear all personal and general obstacles, disease and negative karma. Making an offering can result in the same fruition as performing Mahakala – a great way to accumulate merit.   

Donations can be made to Rigpe Dorje Foundation by cash, cheques, interac or through PayPal. 

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