Members and friends of Rigpe Dorje Centre (Canada) have collectively accumulated more than one million Karmapa Khyenno mantras in commemoration of Saga Dawa, the holiest month for Tibetan Buddhists, and to celebrate the birthdays of His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa. On behalf of Rigpe Dorje Center and with gratitude, Acharya Choying Gyurme thanks all those who participated in this auspicious activity with devotion and generosity, dedicating the merit to the long lives of both His Holiness the Dalai Lama and His Holiness the Gyalwa Karmapa for the benefit of all beings and for the well being of our planet.

Celebration of His Holiness The Dalai Lama’s birthday with a picnic

Saturday, July 6th
 10:00 a.m.

Members and friends of Rigpe Dorje Centre, and your families and friends, are welcomed to gather at the centre at 10 a.m. At 10:30 a.m., we will make our way down to the park at the river for prayers, food, games and fun.

Please contribute some food to the putluck lunch. RSVP at and indicate what food or drink you will be bringing.

Teaching on Je Gampopa’s ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation (Ornament of Precious Liberation)’

Saturday, June 13th
10 – 11:20 a.m.
Tea Break: 11:20 – 11:40 a.m.
11:40 a.m. – 1 p.m

A comprehensive foundation for the study and practice of Tibetan Buddhism, this teaching clearly outlines the ground, path and fruition of Buddhadharma. The topics covered in ‘The Jewel Ornament of Liberation’ are Buddha-nature, finding a spiritual master, impermanence, karma, cultivation of bodhicitta (altruism), development of the six perfections, the ten bodhisattva bhumis, Buddhahood, and the activities of the Buddha.

Gampopa was the foremost disciple of the famous yogi, Milarepa, a renown 12th century Buddhist teacher and founder of the Kagyu Lineage of Buddhism.

Participants are welcome to eat their lunch at the centre between sessions — coffee, tea and dessert will be provided for everyone.

Suggested Donations: 

per session:

$5 for members
$10 for non-members

If these suggested donations are not convenient, please give whatever you can.

White Tara chanting meditation & Tsok offering

Saturday, July 27th
10:30 a.m. 

please bring a food offering for the shrine

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