Welcome to the Ottawa Palyul Centre!


We are a registered Canadian charity with two mandates: to uphold and nurture the Buddha Dharma in Canada and to support the refugee children living at Namdroling Monastery in Byla Kuppe, South India. The Ottawa Palyul Centre welcomes diversity in all its forms and offers you a safe space in which to practice and discuss the Dharma.

Tibetan astrological calendar


Vajrayana deity yoga practices are held at 7p.m. EST on the 8th, 10th, 15th, 25th & 29th of the lunar month.

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All English practice texts can be found here. Many are also available in Chinese, Spanish, and Greek.

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Thank you for your support of our Centre and the children of Namdroling monastery. May all beings benefit!

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Losar Tashi Delek from the Ottawa Palyul Centre!  

May the melodious beat of the Dharma drum beautify this world!

May all sentient beings be blissful and happy!

May they practice the Dharma through the day and night!

May all your practice bear fruit and this year be supremely successful for you!

This is a Bumgyur (100,000) month beginning with Losar on February 21st. the first day of the first month of the New Year.  The lunar month goes from new moon to new moon. In this 1st month of the Tibetan New Year the karmic results of all actions both positive and negative are multiplied by 100,000. The first 15 days of Losar commemorates the miracles that the Buddha performed to instill faith and devotion in the Dharma, so these days February 21 – March 7 are considered especially auspicious for practice.  February 19 – Gutor (no practice at the Centre) – is a special Vajrakilaya ritual carried out just before the Tibetan New Year to dispel all the negativity of the old year and clear the way for an auspicious beginning to the new year. It is customary to do Vajrakilaya practice on this day, please feel free to join another centre or practice on your own.  

LOSARTUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 7 – 9 p.m.  – Please join us at the Centre for auspicious prayers and Shower of Blessings Practice to welcome the New Year of the Water Rabbit!


TEACHINGS on Zoom to resume –  37 Practices of a Bodhisattva with Lopon Rigzin Losal  SATURDAY FEBRUARY 11th 

  • Sessions this month – February 11, 18, 25, 9:30 – 11 a.m. EST
  • Zoom link HEREID: 897 2380 1864 Passcode: English
  • No registration required. All are welcome to join at any time.
  • Lopon Rigzin Losal’s Bio HERE

In taking us through this text Lopon Rigzin Losal will help us to understand what it means to be a Bodhisattva and how we can follow in the footsteps of those who walk the path that joins primordial wisdom and loving compassion. We are sure that you will connect with Lopon Rigzin Losal’s in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm, and concern for students who often have little opportunity to communicate informally with an authentically trained Nyingma teacher. 

The Ottawa Palyul Centre wishes you a wonderful and auspicious month of practice. 

*CO-VID PROTOCOL – Due to the recent Ottawa health announcement and in order to keep everyone safe, masks will be required at the Centre for inhouse practices until further notice. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

*Inhouse practices – For our tsok practices, we will either follow Khenpo Norgay & Lama Pasang live at the NYC Centre or a previous Zoom recording of Khenchen Guru & Lama Samdup or Khenchen live in Ohio.

*Liturgy & TextsWe do have hard copy texts available at the Centre, but if you are joining an in-house practice, please feel free to bring a device on which you can follow the liturgy.

*Prayer Requests – if you have any prayer requests please click HERE  and we will be sure to include your requests on our tsoks on the 10th & 25th of the month

FEBRUARY 2023 Monthly Programs & News


MONTHLY TSOK PRACTICES (10th & 25th of the lunar month)

  • Dakini/Yumka Tsok – Wednesday Feb. 15th

*Note: there is no Guru Tsok this month as it fell on Jan 31st 

Please check the February Monthly Calendar  for whether tsoks will be inhouse or on Zoom only. 


Other Ritual Practice days this month

  • Amitabha – Sunday Feb 5th
  • Vajrakilaya – Sunday Feb 19th
  • Medicine Buddha – Monday Feb 27th

*For the above ritual practices – Medicine Buddha / Amitabha / Vajrakilaya – we encourage everyone to join those Palyul Centres whose practices are led on Zoom by a resident Lama, please click on the practice date on our calendar for information and Zoom links to other Centres Ottawa Palyul Calendar


Dharma Centre Open ONLY for Practice Sessions: Please check the calendar for dates and times, Covid protocols are still in place – Due to the recent Ottawa health announcement and in order to keep everyone safe, masks will be required at the Centre for inhouse practices until further notice. Thank you for your continued cooperation and support.

2022 Activities – We are happy to report that we were able to host a wonderful teaching on the Kuntuzangpo Prayer by Khenchen Guru. We also received teachings on the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva from Lopon Rigzin Losal and meditation practice sessions with Ani Samten Choedron. As part of our support for English language learning for the Namdroling Lopons, we hosted a 3-part teaching program by the senior Lopons.

2023 Activities – Coming up this year we are pleased to host Lama Pasang to lead us in accumulating the Kuntuzangpo Prayer. Also we plan to continue the 37 Practices of a Bodhisattva Saturdays with Lopon Rigzin Losal and Wednesday meditation practices with Ani Samten.

Thank you for your generosity – With your donations, we are happy to report that we have been able to keep our little Centre open and viable.  We are pleased to tell you that for the year 2022, your donations have allowed us to send $5900 towards the support of all the children cared for at Namdroling, and a further $2,550 specifically dedicated to the support of the little girls who reside at the nunnery. Overall, since 2008, your contributions to the children’s welfare total $102,000. Please rejoice with us! Thank you so much!