Events calendar

Events in November 2023

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October 30, 2023
October 31, 2023
November 1, 2023(1 event)

Meditation - 59 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and Warm Heart with Ven. Samten Chodron

November 1, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Thubten Samten Chodron (Nyingje Norgang, PhD)In this time when our lives can feel speedy and stressful, our hearts breaking with every news cycle, and our minds out of control, we may feel the need an Operator’s Manual for the Human Heart/Mind. Fortunately, such a manual has been around since the 13th century and it still works for the problems of the 21st Century!  It’s called, Lojong, and it is organized around 59 pithy sayings.  Each one is a support for realizing the vast potential of the human heart/mind. Please join us weekly (or occasionally) on Wednesday for a period of guided meditation and contemplation and an introduction to one of the sayings.  Before concluding, we always have time for comments and questions. 

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sessions -  Nov 1st, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Dec 6th 
  • Zoom link HERE - Meeting ID: 825 9775 6382 - Passcode - Meditation

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November 2, 2023
November 3, 2023
November 4, 2023(2 events)

'Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition' - Teachings on ZOOM by Lopon Rigzin Losal

November 4, 2023 - 9:30 am

Oct 14th - Dec 9th - Saturday mornings from 9:30 -11:00 am (except Nov 25th)

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to once again host a teaching by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers. He will take us through a text that explains the Ground of Reality by showing how the two Truths (Relative and Ultimate) are established. Then the Path to Liberation which covers the two accumulations of Merit and Wisdom, the five stages on the journey beginning with the path of accumulation, and the ten levels of spiritual development (Bhumis). Finally he will explain the result, the Fruition of practice in the five ‘bodies’ (manifestations of Buddhahood), the five kinds of wisdom and other qualities of enlightenment. Lopon will teach from a draft text prepared by Khenpo Sonam Tsewang specifically for teachings on ‘Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition’.

  • Zoom link: HERE - Meeting ID: 897 2380 1864 -  Passcode: Namdroling

 


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SPECIAL PRACTICE INHOUSE-LHA BAB DUCHEN

November 4, 2023 - 2:00 pm

Happy Lha Bab Duchen!

Please join us at the Centre to celebrate the prayer festival of Lha Bab Duchen.  Lha Bab Duchen is one of the four holy days in the year when we celebrate and remember important events in the life of Buddha Shakyamuni.  The Buddha is said to have returned from the heaven worlds where he had spent three months teaching the Dharma to his mother Mayadevi and the gods.  Traditionally, Buddhists engage in many virtuous activities through this whole month (9th month of the lunar calendar).  This is a very auspicious time to practice as much as possible, especially from the 16th to the 30th. If you are not able to practice every day, then on the 22nd day of the lunar calendar, it is extremely important to practice because it is said that the positive or negative effects of our actions on this day are multiplied by 10,000,000. 


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November 5, 2023
November 6, 2023
November 7, 2023(1 event)

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

November 7, 2023 - 6:00 pm

Happy Dakini Day!

Please feel free to join us at the Centre.

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:

10th & 25th - Rigdzin Dupa & Yumka Tsok Liturgy - English & Chinese


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November 8, 2023(1 event)

Meditation - 59 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and Warm Heart with Ven. Samten Chodron

November 8, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Thubten Samten Chodron (Nyingje Norgang, PhD)In this time when our lives can feel speedy and stressful, our hearts breaking with every news cycle, and our minds out of control, we may feel the need an Operator’s Manual for the Human Heart/Mind. Fortunately, such a manual has been around since the 13th century and it still works for the problems of the 21st Century!  It’s called, Lojong, and it is organized around 59 pithy sayings.  Each one is a support for realizing the vast potential of the human heart/mind. Please join us weekly (or occasionally) on Wednesday for a period of guided meditation and contemplation and an introduction to one of the sayings.  Before concluding, we always have time for comments and questions. 

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sessions -  Nov 1st, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Dec 6th 
  • Zoom link HERE - Meeting ID: 825 9775 6382 - Passcode - Meditation

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November 9, 2023
November 10, 2023
November 11, 2023(1 event)

'Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition' - Teachings on ZOOM by Lopon Rigzin Losal

November 11, 2023 - 9:30 am

Oct 14th - Dec 9th - Saturday mornings from 9:30 -11:00 am (except Nov 25th)

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to once again host a teaching by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers. He will take us through a text that explains the Ground of Reality by showing how the two Truths (Relative and Ultimate) are established. Then the Path to Liberation which covers the two accumulations of Merit and Wisdom, the five stages on the journey beginning with the path of accumulation, and the ten levels of spiritual development (Bhumis). Finally he will explain the result, the Fruition of practice in the five ‘bodies’ (manifestations of Buddhahood), the five kinds of wisdom and other qualities of enlightenment. Lopon will teach from a draft text prepared by Khenpo Sonam Tsewang specifically for teachings on ‘Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition’.

  • Zoom link: HERE - Meeting ID: 897 2380 1864 -  Passcode: Namdroling

 


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November 12, 2023(1 event)

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

November 12, 2023 -

Today is Dharma Protector Day

Vajrakilaya is the main Nyingma protector deity whose practice dispels harmful beings, harmful emotions, and  negative circumstances, creating beneficial conditions for Dharma practice and the path to  enlightenment.

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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November 13, 2023
November 14, 2023
November 15, 2023(1 event)

Meditation - 59 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and Warm Heart with Ven. Samten Chodron

November 15, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Thubten Samten Chodron (Nyingje Norgang, PhD)In this time when our lives can feel speedy and stressful, our hearts breaking with every news cycle, and our minds out of control, we may feel the need an Operator’s Manual for the Human Heart/Mind. Fortunately, such a manual has been around since the 13th century and it still works for the problems of the 21st Century!  It’s called, Lojong, and it is organized around 59 pithy sayings.  Each one is a support for realizing the vast potential of the human heart/mind. Please join us weekly (or occasionally) on Wednesday for a period of guided meditation and contemplation and an introduction to one of the sayings.  Before concluding, we always have time for comments and questions. 

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sessions -  Nov 1st, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Dec 6th 
  • Zoom link HERE - Meeting ID: 825 9775 6382 - Passcode - Meditation

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

'Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition' - Teachings on ZOOM by Lopon Rigzin Losal

November 18, 2023 - 9:30 am

Oct 14th - Dec 9th - Saturday mornings from 9:30 -11:00 am (except Nov 25th)

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to once again host a teaching by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers. He will take us through a text that explains the Ground of Reality by showing how the two Truths (Relative and Ultimate) are established. Then the Path to Liberation which covers the two accumulations of Merit and Wisdom, the five stages on the journey beginning with the path of accumulation, and the ten levels of spiritual development (Bhumis). Finally he will explain the result, the Fruition of practice in the five ‘bodies’ (manifestations of Buddhahood), the five kinds of wisdom and other qualities of enlightenment. Lopon will teach from a draft text prepared by Khenpo Sonam Tsewang specifically for teachings on ‘Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition’.

  • Zoom link: HERE - Meeting ID: 897 2380 1864 -  Passcode: Namdroling

 


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November 19, 2023
November 20, 2023(1 event)

MEDICINE BUDDHA – on the 8th of the Lunar month

November 20, 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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November 21, 2023
November 22, 2023(2 events)

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

November 22, 2023 - 6:00 pm

Happy Guru Rinpoche Day!

Please feel free to join us at the Centre.

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:

10th & 25th - Rigdzin Dupa & Yumka Tsok Liturgy - English & Chinese


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Meditation - 59 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and Warm Heart with Ven. Samten Chodron

November 22, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Thubten Samten Chodron (Nyingje Norgang, PhD)In this time when our lives can feel speedy and stressful, our hearts breaking with every news cycle, and our minds out of control, we may feel the need an Operator’s Manual for the Human Heart/Mind. Fortunately, such a manual has been around since the 13th century and it still works for the problems of the 21st Century!  It’s called, Lojong, and it is organized around 59 pithy sayings.  Each one is a support for realizing the vast potential of the human heart/mind. Please join us weekly (or occasionally) on Wednesday for a period of guided meditation and contemplation and an introduction to one of the sayings.  Before concluding, we always have time for comments and questions. 

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sessions -  Nov 1st, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Dec 6th 
  • Zoom link HERE - Meeting ID: 825 9775 6382 - Passcode - Meditation

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November 23, 2023
November 24, 2023
November 25, 2023(2 events)

Registration: Khenpo Kunsang Dechen “The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones” - Session 1

November 25, 2023 - 9:30 am


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Registration: Khenpo Kunsang Dechen - “The Heart Treasure of the Enlightened Ones” Session 2

November 25, 2023 - 2:30 pm

To attend in person - please register

To attend on Zoom - please register


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November 26, 2023(1 event)

Khenpo Kunsang Dechen Manjushri Empowerment Registration

November 26, 2023 - 2:30 pm

To attend in person - please register here  -  Manjushri Empowerment

Please Note - There will be no Zoom for the empowerment

 


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November 27, 2023(1 event)

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

November 27, 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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November 28, 2023
November 29, 2023(1 event)

Meditation - 59 Ways to Cultivate a Peaceful Mind and Warm Heart with Ven. Samten Chodron

November 29, 2023 - 7:00 pm

Thubten Samten Chodron (Nyingje Norgang, PhD)In this time when our lives can feel speedy and stressful, our hearts breaking with every news cycle, and our minds out of control, we may feel the need an Operator’s Manual for the Human Heart/Mind. Fortunately, such a manual has been around since the 13th century and it still works for the problems of the 21st Century!  It’s called, Lojong, and it is organized around 59 pithy sayings.  Each one is a support for realizing the vast potential of the human heart/mind. Please join us weekly (or occasionally) on Wednesday for a period of guided meditation and contemplation and an introduction to one of the sayings.  Before concluding, we always have time for comments and questions. 

  • Wednesdays - 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. on Zoom
  • Sessions -  Nov 1st, Nov 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th & Dec 6th 
  • Zoom link HERE - Meeting ID: 825 9775 6382 - Passcode - Meditation

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November 30, 2023
December 1, 2023
December 2, 2023(1 event)

'Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition' - Teachings on ZOOM by Lopon Rigzin Losal

December 2, 2023 - 9:30 am

Oct 14th - Dec 9th - Saturday mornings from 9:30 -11:00 am (except Nov 25th)

The Ottawa Palyul Centre is delighted to once again host a teaching by Lopon Rigzin Losal, one of Namdroling’s advanced English-speaking monastic teachers. He will take us through a text that explains the Ground of Reality by showing how the two Truths (Relative and Ultimate) are established. Then the Path to Liberation which covers the two accumulations of Merit and Wisdom, the five stages on the journey beginning with the path of accumulation, and the ten levels of spiritual development (Bhumis). Finally he will explain the result, the Fruition of practice in the five ‘bodies’ (manifestations of Buddhahood), the five kinds of wisdom and other qualities of enlightenment. Lopon will teach from a draft text prepared by Khenpo Sonam Tsewang specifically for teachings on ‘Mahayana Ground, Path & Fruition’.

  • Zoom link: HERE - Meeting ID: 897 2380 1864 -  Passcode: Namdroling

 


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December 3, 2023