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, March 1 and 22, 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.

Saturdays, March 4 and 18, 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.

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

Tea Meditation 

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

Tuesday, March 7, 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Chotrul Düchen, known as the Day of Miracles, is celebrated on the first full moon of the Tibetan lunar calendar.

On this occasion, we will recite The King of Aspiration Prayersthe aspiration for Noble Excellent Conduct. Instead of seeing ourselves as limited beings, we have inklings of our Buddha nature—the potential each of us possesses to become a fully enlightened being. Our lives are renewed with meaning and purpose.

Donations are appreciated.

Saturday, March 11, 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.

Sundays, March 12, 19 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.

Wednesday, March 15 and 29, 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, March 25, 10 a.m. to 11:15 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.

Monday, March 27, 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.