Events calendar

Events in February 2023

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January 30, 2023
January 31, 2023(1 event)

GURU TSOK INHOUSE - on the 10th of the Lunar month

January 31, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!

Please feel free to join us at the Centre (Co-vid protocols still in place) we will follow NYC Centre with Khenpo Norgay & Lama Pasang - here is the Zoom link 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82715263353?pwd=UmZoM1ZIalJsWnR3TWZKMWg5RFcyQT09

Meeting ID: 827 1526 3353

Passcode: Guru

Rigdzin Dupa with Tsok  feast offering - focusing on the inner practice of Padmasambhava to purify our obstacles and to receive blessings & accomplishment from Guru Rinpoche.

Tsok means “gathering together” for a spiritual feast. The practitioners come together, the food and drink to be offered to everyone is assembled, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas gather together, and finally as a result of this practice, merit and wisdom are accumulated or “gathered together” by the participants.

Text is available at this link:

Rigdzin Dupa for Guru Tsok


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February 1, 2023
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February 5, 2023(1 event)

AMITABHA/PHOWA PRACTICE – on the 15th of the Lunar month

February 5, 2023 -

Today is Amitabha/Phowa Day

Buddha Amitabha, whose name means ‘Boundless Light’ is particularly associated with the clear light of liberation that dawns when one recognizes the true nature of one’s own mind. This subtlest manifestation of mind arises also at death and is known as the clear light of death.

Phowa – Namchö Practice - The practice of conscious dying and the transfer of Consciousness to the Pure Land; a profound way in which Dharma is realized spontaneously.

Text is available at this link:

Amitabha-Phowa_v06_iPad_PCDO

For ritual practice days, we encourage our sangha to join those Palyul Centres whose practices are led on Zoom by a resident Lama.


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February 6, 2023
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February 10, 2023
February 11, 2023(1 event)

TEACHING - Lopon Rigzin Losal - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

February 11, 2023 - 9:30 am

The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: A Summary of the Heart Essence of a Bodhisattva’s Conduct. 

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to host this teaching on Zoom by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers.  The text that Lopon will teach from, ‘The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’, was composed by Gyalsé (Bodhisattva) Tokmé Zangpo in the 14th century. It is a concise summary in 37 verses of the heart essence of a Bodhisattva’s conduct. In taking us through this text and the commentary called “Dispelling the Darkness of Mind”, Lopon Rigsel 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 Rigsel’s in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm, and concern for students who often have little opportunity to communicate informally with an authentically trained Nyingma teacher.

All are welcome and can join anytime - no registration required.

Click Here: Zoom Link

Bio - Lopon Rigsel

Donate - OTTAWA PALYUL CENTRE

Text - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.pdf

Prayers - Manjushri.pdf & Opening & Dedication Prayers Ohio.pdf


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February 12, 2023
February 13, 2023
February 14, 2023
February 15, 2023(1 event)

YUMKA/DAKINI TSOK INHOUSE – on the 25th of the Lunar month

February 15, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Happy Dakini Day!

Please feel free to join us at the Centre (Co-vid protocols still in place) we will follow NYC Centre with Khenpo Norgay & Lama Pasang - here is the Zoom link 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82715263353?pwd=UmZoM1ZIalJsWnR3TWZKMWg5RFcyQT09

Meeting ID: 827 1526 3353

Passcode: Guru

Yumka (The Queen of Great Bliss) with Tsok feast offering on the 25th of the lunar month is dedicated to Padmasambhava's consort, the enlightened wisdom Dakini, Yeshe Tsogyal.

Tsok means “gathering together” for a spiritual feast. The practitioners come together, the food and drink to be offered to everyone is assembled, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas gather together, and finally as a result of this practice, merit and wisdom are accumulated or “gathered together” by the participants.

Text is available at this link:

Yumka for Dakini Tsok


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February 16, 2023
February 17, 2023
February 18, 2023(1 event)

TEACHING - Lopon Rigzin Losal - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

February 18, 2023 - 9:30 am

The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: A Summary of the Heart Essence of a Bodhisattva’s Conduct. 

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to host this teaching on Zoom by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers.  The text that Lopon will teach from, ‘The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’, was composed by Gyalsé (Bodhisattva) Tokmé Zangpo in the 14th century. It is a concise summary in 37 verses of the heart essence of a Bodhisattva’s conduct. In taking us through this text and the commentary called “Dispelling the Darkness of Mind”, Lopon Rigsel 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 Rigsel’s in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm, and concern for students who often have little opportunity to communicate informally with an authentically trained Nyingma teacher.

All are welcome and can join anytime - no registration required.

Click Here: Zoom Link

Bio - Lopon Rigsel

Donate - OTTAWA PALYUL CENTRE

Text - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.pdf

Prayers - Manjushri.pdf & Opening & Dedication Prayers Ohio.pdf


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February 19, 2023(1 event)

VAJRAKILAYA (DHARMA PROTECTOR) - GUTOR - on the 29th of the Lunar month

February 19, 2023 -

Today is Dharma Protector Day

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. 

Text is available at this link:

NamchoDailyPractice & Vajrakilaya

For ritual practice days, we encourage our sangha to join those Palyul Centres whose practices are led on Zoom by a resident Lama.


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February 20, 2023
February 21, 2023(1 event)

INHOUSE LOSAR Bum Gyur Dawa (100,000 month) - Year of the Water Rabbit

February 21, 2023 - 7:00 pm

 

HAPPY LOSAR!

 2150 Year of the Water Rabbit

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!

Please join us at the Centre for auspicious prayers and Shower of Blessings Practice to welcome the New Year - TUESDAY FEBRUARY 21, 7 - 9 p.m.  February 21 - Losar - the first day of the first month of the New Year - also known as Bum Gyur Dawa (100,000 month). 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.


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February 22, 2023
February 23, 2023
February 24, 2023
February 25, 2023(1 event)

TEACHING - Lopon Rigzin Losal - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

February 25, 2023 - 9:30 am

The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: A Summary of the Heart Essence of a Bodhisattva’s Conduct. 

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to host this teaching on Zoom by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers.  The text that Lopon will teach from, ‘The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’, was composed by Gyalsé (Bodhisattva) Tokmé Zangpo in the 14th century. It is a concise summary in 37 verses of the heart essence of a Bodhisattva’s conduct. In taking us through this text and the commentary called “Dispelling the Darkness of Mind”, Lopon Rigsel 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 Rigsel’s in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm, and concern for students who often have little opportunity to communicate informally with an authentically trained Nyingma teacher.

All are welcome and can join anytime - no registration required.

Click Here: Zoom Link

Bio - Lopon Rigsel

Donate - OTTAWA PALYUL CENTRE

Text - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.pdf

Prayers - Manjushri.pdf & Opening & Dedication Prayers Ohio.pdf


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February 26, 2023
February 27, 2023(1 event)

MEDICINE BUDDHA – on the 8th of the Lunar month

February 27, 2023 -

Today is Medicine Buddha Day

Meditational deity practice on the Medicine Buddha is carried out to pacify all physical and mental illnesses, diseases and suffering caused by all disturbing emotions such as anger, desire, pride, ignorance & jealousy.

Text is available at this link:

MedicineBuddha_v08_iPad_PCDO

For ritual practice days, we encourage our sangha to join those Palyul Centres whose practices are led on Zoom by a resident Lama.


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February 28, 2023
March 1, 2023(1 event)

GURU TSOK INHOUSE - on the 10th of the Lunar month

March 1, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!

Please feel free to join us at the Centre (Co-vid protocols still in place) we will follow NYC Centre with Khenpo Norgay & Lama Pasang - here is the Zoom link 

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/82715263353?pwd=UmZoM1ZIalJsWnR3TWZKMWg5RFcyQT09

Meeting ID: 827 1526 3353

Passcode: Guru

Rigdzin Dupa with Tsok  feast offering - focusing on the inner practice of Padmasambhava to purify our obstacles and to receive blessings & accomplishment from Guru Rinpoche.

Tsok means “gathering together” for a spiritual feast. The practitioners come together, the food and drink to be offered to everyone is assembled, the Buddhas and Bodhisattvas gather together, and finally as a result of this practice, merit and wisdom are accumulated or “gathered together” by the participants.

Text is available at this link:

Rigdzin Dupa for Guru Tsok


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March 2, 2023
March 3, 2023
March 4, 2023(1 event)

TEACHING - Lopon Rigzin Losal - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva

March 4, 2023 - 9:30 am

The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva: A Summary of the Heart Essence of a Bodhisattva’s Conduct. 

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to host this teaching on Zoom by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers.  The text that Lopon will teach from, ‘The Thirty-seven Practices of a Bodhisattva’, was composed by Gyalsé (Bodhisattva) Tokmé Zangpo in the 14th century. It is a concise summary in 37 verses of the heart essence of a Bodhisattva’s conduct. In taking us through this text and the commentary called “Dispelling the Darkness of Mind”, Lopon Rigsel 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 Rigsel’s in-depth knowledge, his enthusiasm, and concern for students who often have little opportunity to communicate informally with an authentically trained Nyingma teacher.

All are welcome and can join anytime - no registration required.

Click Here: Zoom Link

Bio - Lopon Rigsel

Donate - OTTAWA PALYUL CENTRE

Text - 37 Practices of the Bodhisattva.pdf

Prayers - Manjushri.pdf & Opening & Dedication Prayers Ohio.pdf


Read more

March 5, 2023