Dearest Gaden Choling Community,
We are once more blessed by the upcoming visit of our precious Lama, H.E. Zasep Rinpoche who will offer a full roster of beautiful and profound teachings this late Fall. News, updates and a final confirmation of dates and times of his visit will be announced by email on the website. Please come if you can : )
Fri., Nov. 23rd, 7pm-9pm: Hayagriva Sangdrup (“Secret Hayagriva”) Empowerment
Hayagriva Is an extremely wrathful emanation of the Buddhas of Compassion and Infinite Light – Chenrezig and Amitabha. His practice was brought to Tibet by Second Buddha and Saint, Guru Rinpoche. He is one of the powerful Buddhist Deities for Purification and Healing and is used with and as a supplement to healing practices like Medicine Buddha. Hayagriva is most efficacious in healing emotional, psychological, psychic and spiritual illnesses, obstructions and obstacles. “Secret” Hayagriva is the manifestation of this Deity most popular in the Gelug Tradition and is associated with Sera Monastery.
Sat., Nov. 24th, 2pm-4pm: Book Launch for Rinpoche’s newly published book on the practice of Mahamudra in the Gelugpa tradition
To be held at 662 Pape Ave, Toronto (5 minutes south from the TTC Pape subway station).
Sun., Nov. 25th, 2pm-5pm: Offering to the Spiritual Guide Long Life Guru Puja Tsog for H.E. Zasep Rinpoche
The Gaden Choling Community will mark, celebrate and make a long life offering to our precious Guru on the occasion of his 70th birthday this year.
Tues., Nov. 27th, 7pm-9pm: Bodhichitta generating celebration and Bodhisattva Vows ceremony (as requested by GC LamRim study group)
On this evening, GC is honoured to have Rinpoche offer the traditional Tibetan Buddhist Ceremony for generating the Awakening Mind of Enlightenment and taking the Bodhisattva Vows.
Fri., Nov. 30th, 7pm-9pm: Kurukulla Empowerment
Kurukulla is a beloved and famed manifestation of Red Tara, the Buddhist Goddess of Compassion and is herself the Deity of Love, Charisma and Magnetizing Spiritual Power.
Sat. & Sun., Dec. 1st-2nd,10am-5pm both days: Mahamudra 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.
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.
Fri., Dec. 7th, 7pm-9pm: The Uncommon and Secret Empowerment of Long Life Deity White Heruka
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.
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.
Events: $25. Members / $30. Non-Members per event
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.