Canadian National Festivals and Ontario Dharma Celebrations
These Festivals and Dharma Celebrations provide a precious opportunity to study and practise the special presentation of modern Buddhism taught by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso, the Founder of the NKT.
The events vary in length from two days to two weeks, but whatever their duration they all offer a vacation with a difference – a chance to break free from the hectic routines of daily life and focus on the things that really matter. You will come away not only refreshed and relaxed but also spiritually re-energised.
International Festivals are special courses held three times each year and are open to everyone. The Festivals include teachings and empowerments by the Spiritual Directors, reviews and meditations led by senior Teachers, chanted prayers and meditations and offering ceremonies, and retreats to consolidate and deepen your understanding and experience. Open to everyone, these International Festivals are a wonderful opportunity to meet with Buddhist practitioners from all over the world and share experience and understanding with them.
Training in the Oral Instructions of Mahamudra – Accomplishing the Real Meaning of Human Life
Abiding in the heart with Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong
In the first week, Gen-la Dekyong will give essential advice on how to prepare the mind for Mahamudra meditation and how to gather our inner winds into the central channel at the heart channel wheel. This teaching is derived from the instructions of the Ganden Oral Lineage.
The first week’s teachings will be preceded by the blessing empowerment of Je Tsongkhapa, the source of these instructions.
Infinite bliss with Gen-la Kelsang Jampa
In the second week, Gen-la Jampa will give essential advice on how to accomplish the actual Mahamudra, the union of great bliss and emptiness, following the instructions of the Ganden Oral Lineage.
The second week’s teachings will be preceded by the empowerment of the Wisdom Protector Dorje Shugden, the Protector of this uncommon lineage.Read more…