Dec
17
Sun
2017
Yamantaka Initiation @ Gaden Choling
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 6:30 pm

Yamāntaka is a wrathful expression of Mañjuśrī, the Samyaksambuddha of wisdom who, in other contexts, also functions as a dharmapala or a Heruka. Yamāntaka manifests in several different forms, one of which (via yogatantra) has six legs, six faces and six arms holding various weapons while sitting or standing on a water buffalo.

Within Buddhism, “terminating death” is a quality of all buddhas as they have stopped the cycle of rebirth, samsara. Yamantaka, then, represents the goal of the Mahayana practitioner’s journey to enlightenment, or the journey itself: in awakening, one adopts the practice of Yamāntaka – the practice of terminating death.

Wikipedia

Pre-requisites: You should have received the Yamantaka Preparation Initiation, or previously been initiated into Yamantaka practice.

To learn more (external link)

Commitments: Higher Yoga Tantra come with additional practice commitments and Tantric commitments including Guru Yoga and Tsog offerings twice monthly.

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

Dec
18
Mon
2017
Gaden Relief Projects Charity Gratitude Dinner
Dec 18 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Gaden Relief Projects Charity gratitude dinner for former director Conrad Richter, for serving the community for more than 25 years.

Open to all. By donation.

Dec
20
Wed
2017
Lama Chopa Guru Puja @ Gaden Choling
Dec 20 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Lama Chopa Guru Puja @ Gaden Choling | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

Offering to the Spiritual Guide Ceremony. Continued teaching and commentary on the Gradual Path to Enlightenment. This teaching is a preparation for Vajrayana in general and Highest Yoga Tantra in particular.