Dec
1
Sat
2018
Mahamudra Meditation Weekend Retreat
Dec 1 @ 10:00 am – Dec 2 @ 5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1st-2nd,10am-5pm both daysMahamudra Meditation Weekend Retreat
Rinpoche will lead a weekend retreat at GC on the sublime meditation practice of Mahamudra or “Great Seal” – the art of using the mind to meditate on it’s own empty nature. These teachings will follow the format and express the content of Rinpoche’s new book on Mahamudra.
Suggested donations

Dec. 1st-2nd weekend packages: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

 

Dec
2
Sun
2018
Ganden Ngamcho – Lama Tsongkhapa Day – Dec. 2nd
Dec 2 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm
Dear Gaden Choling Community,
We will be celebrating Ganden Ngamcho – Lama Tsongkhapa Day, the Pairnirvana and Enlightenment of the illustrious founder of our Gelugpa Tradition, with a Guru Puja Tsog Offering and Light Offering Puja with Rinpoche this coming Sunday, Dec. 2nd, at GC from 3:30pm-5pm.
Open to all.
Please bring a food and or drink offering
Yours in the Dharma,
Matthew

Dec
5
Wed
2018
Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Dec 5 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5th & 6th, 7pm-9pm: Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Both of these nights will be teachings of the foundational Buddhist practice of the 7 Limbs: Prostration, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting Holy Beings and Teachers to teach, Requesting them to remain and Dedication.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
6
Thu
2018
Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Dec 6 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Wed. & Thurs., Dec. 5th & 6th, 7pm-9pm: Teachings on Seven Limb practice
Both of these nights will be teachings of the foundational Buddhist practice of the 7 Limbs: Prostration, Offering, Confession, Rejoicing, Requesting Holy Beings and Teachers to teach, Requesting them to remain and Dedication.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
7
Fri
2018
The Uncommon and Secret Empowerment of Long Life Deity White Heruka
Dec 7 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
This Initiation is rare, coming from the visionary Kadam Emanation Scripture, given in Spiritual Vision directly from the Buddha of Wisdom Manjushri directly to the founder of our Tradition, Je Tsongkhapa. An emanation of the Annutara Yoga version of the Buddha of Compassion – “Wheel of Bliss” Heruka Chakrasamvara – it is a healing and longevity practice.
Tantric Commitments:  Refuge Vows, Bodhisattva Vows, Tantric Vows, daily recitation of 21 Deity mantras and accepting Rinpoche as one of your Tantric Gurus.
Suggested donations

Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

Dec
8
Sat
2018
Teachings and practice on White Heruka
Dec 8 @ 10:00 am – Dec 9 @ 5:00 pm
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 8th-9th, 10am-5pm: Teachings and practice on White Heruka
On this weekend Rinpoche will give commentary and instruction and lead practice on the Deity White Heruka. For initiates.
Suggested donations

Dec. 1st-2nd & 8th-9th weekend packages: $40. Member / $50. Non-Member

WEEKLY CLASSES AT GADEN CHOLING WILL BE POSTPONED TILL AFTER RINPOCHE’S VISIT.

For more information, please contact Matthew at:

Twilightdakini@gmail.com

 

Jan
8
Tue
2019
Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition”
Jan 8 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

GANDEN GUILD CLUB – “THE PRACTICE OF MAHAMUDRA OF CHOD IN THE GELUGPA TRADITION”

Tuesday nights, weekly, from 7:30pm-9pm.  Open for practice to all who have received the Chod Tantric Empowerment in the Gelugpa Tradition.  

By donation.

Chod is a unique and very special tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism originating from the famed Tibetan female Saint, Lama and Yogini, Machig Labdron (1055 – 1149 AD).

Literally meaning “to cut through”, Chod practice uses intense Tantric imagery, ritual, song, drumming, meditation and the philosophy of Prajnaparamita of Mahayana Buddhism to “cut” the “demons” and “gods” that are the obstacles and obscurations that characterize one’s own selfishness and provoke a “limit-experience” of the ego itself.

While Chod has many “shamanic” elements to it, such as trance-like rhythmic drumming, hauntingly beautiful melodies, merging with sky-like awareness and the presence and guidance of Buddhist “angels” – at it’s core, it is a tradition of Buddhist practice build around and fully expressing, the three principle paths of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the Wisdom realizing Selflessness.

The roots of the Gelugpa Chod go right back to our Founder, the Incomparable Lama, Scholar and Yogi, Je Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa. Chod has been practiced subsequently by the greatest Lamas of our Tradition, such as Dharmavajra Choki Dorje, Gyalwa Ensapa and the famed Panchen Lamas. The ideal Chodpa in the Gelug Tradition is one that embodies of the age-old ethics of the Kadam Lineage: humility, sincerity, great compassion and pure ethics.

Our Chod Guild follows closely both the teachings, protocols and lived examples of our Spiritual Guides and Chod Lamas: The Very Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, the Lineage holder of the Gelug Chod, H.H. Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche and his amazing student-teacher, Yogini Miya Shimada.

Ganden Chod Guild will focus on the main of two lineages of Gelugpa Chod: the Gaden Ensa Chod.

Chod Guild will also lead Chod outdoors at locations throughout Toronto that are appropriate to the practice such as more secluded parks and rivers. It is wonderful to do Chod outdoors as we are then following in the sacred footsteps of our Lineage ancestors who, for millennia, have been wandering homeless yogins practicing under the open sky, sun and stars in the wild of Asia.

Chod Guild will also lead in-house and home retreats, traditional to our Lineage.

Jan
15
Tue
2019
Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition”
Jan 15 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

GANDEN GUILD CLUB – “THE PRACTICE OF MAHAMUDRA OF CHOD IN THE GELUGPA TRADITION”

Tuesday nights, weekly, from 7:30pm-9pm.  Open for practice to all who have received the Chod Tantric Empowerment in the Gelugpa Tradition.  

By donation.

Chod is a unique and very special tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism originating from the famed Tibetan female Saint, Lama and Yogini, Machig Labdron (1055 – 1149 AD).

Literally meaning “to cut through”, Chod practice uses intense Tantric imagery, ritual, song, drumming, meditation and the philosophy of Prajnaparamita of Mahayana Buddhism to “cut” the “demons” and “gods” that are the obstacles and obscurations that characterize one’s own selfishness and provoke a “limit-experience” of the ego itself.

While Chod has many “shamanic” elements to it, such as trance-like rhythmic drumming, hauntingly beautiful melodies, merging with sky-like awareness and the presence and guidance of Buddhist “angels” – at it’s core, it is a tradition of Buddhist practice build around and fully expressing, the three principle paths of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the Wisdom realizing Selflessness.

The roots of the Gelugpa Chod go right back to our Founder, the Incomparable Lama, Scholar and Yogi, Je Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa. Chod has been practiced subsequently by the greatest Lamas of our Tradition, such as Dharmavajra Choki Dorje, Gyalwa Ensapa and the famed Panchen Lamas. The ideal Chodpa in the Gelug Tradition is one that embodies of the age-old ethics of the Kadam Lineage: humility, sincerity, great compassion and pure ethics.

Our Chod Guild follows closely both the teachings, protocols and lived examples of our Spiritual Guides and Chod Lamas: The Very Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, the Lineage holder of the Gelug Chod, H.H. Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche and his amazing student-teacher, Yogini Miya Shimada.

Ganden Chod Guild will focus on the main of two lineages of Gelugpa Chod: the Gaden Ensa Chod.

Chod Guild will also lead Chod outdoors at locations throughout Toronto that are appropriate to the practice such as more secluded parks and rivers. It is wonderful to do Chod outdoors as we are then following in the sacred footsteps of our Lineage ancestors who, for millennia, have been wandering homeless yogins practicing under the open sky, sun and stars in the wild of Asia.

Chod Guild will also lead in-house and home retreats, traditional to our Lineage.

Jan
22
Tue
2019
Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition”
Jan 22 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

GANDEN GUILD CLUB – “THE PRACTICE OF MAHAMUDRA OF CHOD IN THE GELUGPA TRADITION”

Tuesday nights, weekly, from 7:30pm-9pm.  Open for practice to all who have received the Chod Tantric Empowerment in the Gelugpa Tradition.  

By donation.

Chod is a unique and very special tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism originating from the famed Tibetan female Saint, Lama and Yogini, Machig Labdron (1055 – 1149 AD).

Literally meaning “to cut through”, Chod practice uses intense Tantric imagery, ritual, song, drumming, meditation and the philosophy of Prajnaparamita of Mahayana Buddhism to “cut” the “demons” and “gods” that are the obstacles and obscurations that characterize one’s own selfishness and provoke a “limit-experience” of the ego itself.

While Chod has many “shamanic” elements to it, such as trance-like rhythmic drumming, hauntingly beautiful melodies, merging with sky-like awareness and the presence and guidance of Buddhist “angels” – at it’s core, it is a tradition of Buddhist practice build around and fully expressing, the three principle paths of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the Wisdom realizing Selflessness.

The roots of the Gelugpa Chod go right back to our Founder, the Incomparable Lama, Scholar and Yogi, Je Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa. Chod has been practiced subsequently by the greatest Lamas of our Tradition, such as Dharmavajra Choki Dorje, Gyalwa Ensapa and the famed Panchen Lamas. The ideal Chodpa in the Gelug Tradition is one that embodies of the age-old ethics of the Kadam Lineage: humility, sincerity, great compassion and pure ethics.

Our Chod Guild follows closely both the teachings, protocols and lived examples of our Spiritual Guides and Chod Lamas: The Very Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, the Lineage holder of the Gelug Chod, H.H. Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche and his amazing student-teacher, Yogini Miya Shimada.

Ganden Chod Guild will focus on the main of two lineages of Gelugpa Chod: the Gaden Ensa Chod.

Chod Guild will also lead Chod outdoors at locations throughout Toronto that are appropriate to the practice such as more secluded parks and rivers. It is wonderful to do Chod outdoors as we are then following in the sacred footsteps of our Lineage ancestors who, for millennia, have been wandering homeless yogins practicing under the open sky, sun and stars in the wild of Asia.

Chod Guild will also lead in-house and home retreats, traditional to our Lineage.

Jan
29
Tue
2019
Chod Guild – “The Practice of Mahamudra of Chod in the Gelugpa Tradition”
Jan 29 @ 7:30 pm – 9:00 pm

GANDEN GUILD CLUB – “THE PRACTICE OF MAHAMUDRA OF CHOD IN THE GELUGPA TRADITION”

Tuesday nights, weekly, from 7:30pm-9pm.  Open for practice to all who have received the Chod Tantric Empowerment in the Gelugpa Tradition.  

By donation.

Chod is a unique and very special tradition of Tibetan Vajrayana Buddhism originating from the famed Tibetan female Saint, Lama and Yogini, Machig Labdron (1055 – 1149 AD).

Literally meaning “to cut through”, Chod practice uses intense Tantric imagery, ritual, song, drumming, meditation and the philosophy of Prajnaparamita of Mahayana Buddhism to “cut” the “demons” and “gods” that are the obstacles and obscurations that characterize one’s own selfishness and provoke a “limit-experience” of the ego itself.

While Chod has many “shamanic” elements to it, such as trance-like rhythmic drumming, hauntingly beautiful melodies, merging with sky-like awareness and the presence and guidance of Buddhist “angels” – at it’s core, it is a tradition of Buddhist practice build around and fully expressing, the three principle paths of Renunciation, Bodhicitta and the Wisdom realizing Selflessness.

The roots of the Gelugpa Chod go right back to our Founder, the Incomparable Lama, Scholar and Yogi, Je Tsongkhapa Losang Drakpa. Chod has been practiced subsequently by the greatest Lamas of our Tradition, such as Dharmavajra Choki Dorje, Gyalwa Ensapa and the famed Panchen Lamas. The ideal Chodpa in the Gelug Tradition is one that embodies of the age-old ethics of the Kadam Lineage: humility, sincerity, great compassion and pure ethics.

Our Chod Guild follows closely both the teachings, protocols and lived examples of our Spiritual Guides and Chod Lamas: The Very Venerable Zasep Rinpoche, the Lineage holder of the Gelug Chod, H.H. Khalkha Jetsun Dampa Rinpoche and his amazing student-teacher, Yogini Miya Shimada.

Ganden Chod Guild will focus on the main of two lineages of Gelugpa Chod: the Gaden Ensa Chod.

Chod Guild will also lead Chod outdoors at locations throughout Toronto that are appropriate to the practice such as more secluded parks and rivers. It is wonderful to do Chod outdoors as we are then following in the sacred footsteps of our Lineage ancestors who, for millennia, have been wandering homeless yogins practicing under the open sky, sun and stars in the wild of Asia.

Chod Guild will also lead in-house and home retreats, traditional to our Lineage.