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.


Wednesdays, February 1 and 15, 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. 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.

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, February 4, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Medicine Buddha Sadhana

The Buddha of Healing vowed to help the sick and dying. This prayer averts and clears obstacles related to sickness and diseases and can lead to recovery from ill health, surgeries, etc. The dying and the deceased are protected from rebirth in lower states. Moreover beings in lower states are more swiftly liberated and can attain a fortunate rebirth. Just reciting the Medicine Buddha’s name has the power to ripen limitless benefits in one’s mind. In our present world situation, it is important to do this practice.

Donations are appreciated.

Sunday, February 5, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.

Tea Meditation & Lantern Festival

Led by Acharya Choying Gyurmey and Tea Master Vivian Li

The Lantern Festival is on the 15th day of the first lunar month, the first full moon of the year. Traditional celebrations include enjoying the view of the glorious full moon, guessing the riddles on lanterns, eating Tangyuan (glutinous rice balls), pulling rabbit-shaped lanterns, etc. 

After the Tea Meditation, at 11:30, all are invited to join in the guessing of lantern riddles and to enjoy Tangyaun. Let’s celebrate together!

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.

Wednesdays, February 8 and 22, 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. Rebirth there occurs spontaneously at the time of death, or in a future lifetime. All beings born there will accomplish perfect enlightenment.

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, February 11, 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.

Participants are invited to share their understanding, questions and experience related to the text. A facilitator provides a dynamic approach to the discussions. Acharya Choying Gyurmey will engage in the dialogue and answer questions. He will end each session with a short presentation of the topic through the Vajrayana perspective. 

Donations are appreciated.

Sundays, February 12 and 26, 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Calm abiding meditation (Shamatha)

Donations are appreciated.


11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Instruction—Sadhana Rituals

Acharya Choying Gyurmey will teach the various symbolic hand mudras, music (bell, drum) and the melodies used during Sadhana practices. In January he will focus on the practice of Green Tara.

Donations are appreciated.

Monday, February 13, 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 Michel Allard, 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

If you know of others who may be interested in this activity, please share this invitation with them.

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, February 18, 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.

Donations are appreciated.

Sunday, February 19, 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Mahakala and Tsog Offering

It is the tradition to do special prayers to clear away obstacles before the start of a New Year.

The Tsog Offering will be done in the afternoon session. Please bring cookies, fruits, cake, juice, etc., to offer.

4:30 p.m.: All are welcome for Guk Thuk, a traditional Tibetan 9 bean soup, to clear away 9 kinds of obstacles in the New Year. 

Saturday, February 25, 11 a.m.

Losar—Celebration of the Tibetan New Year
Lamp Offering

We offer light with the aspiration that the light of loving kindness, compassion and understanding may dispel all personal and global obstacles, and that happiness, love and compassion spread throughout the world and benefit all beings and the planet.

Mandala Offering
Traditional yellow rice and tea will be offered.


12:30 p.m.

Please join us for a Vegetarian Potluck .

Donations are appreciated.