Dharma Teachings and Events

Gaden Choling offers teachings, meditation classes, and other special events throughout the year. These Buddhist teachings are based on the Gelukpa tradition of Je Tsongkapa. A detailed breakdown of upcoming events can been seen on the calendar.

Zasep Rinpoche's Upcoming Visit

Venerable Zasep Rinpoche is the resident teacher at Gaden Choling. Traveling throughout the year, he periodically visits Gaden Choling to offer extensive Dharma teachings. Do not miss out on his next visit!

Next Upcoming Events

Je Tsongkapa Parinirvana Gaden Nag Cho Puja Light Offering and Tsog Feast @ Gaden Choling
Dec 12 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Je Tsongkapa Parinirvana Gaden Nag Cho Puja Light Offering and Tsog Feast @ Gaden Choling | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

On this day we celebrate the life and pairnirvana of the illustrious founder of our Ganden Tradition of Tibetan Buddhism, Je Tsongkhapa. Known as “Je Rinpoche”, this saint was at once an unsurpassed yogi, scholar and teacher and seen as the emanation of Manjushri, Avalokiteshvara and Vajrapani, the Buddhas of Wisdom, Compassion and Power respectively. This day is traditionally celebrated festively with lights and a feast offering. Participants are asked to bring an offering of food or drink.

Open to all. By suggested donation.

Teachings on Ngondro Preliminaries @ Gaden Choling
Dec 13 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

“Ngondro” or “Foundation Practices” are those meditations are rituals performed as a pre-requisite and ground for higher practice and learning in Vajrayana. They serve to create a lot of needed merit and purification.

Cost:  $25. Members / $30. Non-Members

Yamantaka Preparation Initiation @ Gaden Choling
Dec 16 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Yamantaka is the Anutara or Highest Yoga Tantra aspect of the Buddha of Wisdom, Manjushri. This practice is at the heart of the Gelugpa Tradition and a source of the highest spiritual attainments.

Note: Yamantaka initiation is a serious commitment, usually only for senior students who already practice a Lower Tantric Deity and are ready for a Higher practice. There are two initiations required: The preliminary (Preparation) initiation the night before and the main initiation.

Cost:  $40. Member / $50. Non-Member (for the whole weekend)

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Guidelines for Students

Find here the revised Guidelines for the Dharma Students of the Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche