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September 9th, 2015

It is with great pleasure that we announce the visit of Khenpo Jigme and Khenpo Lobsang from the Vajra Vidya Retreat Center in Crestone, Colorado, USA, to Karma Tashi Ling, Edmonton. They will be giving a talk on 'Bodhicitta', on Wednesday, Sept. 9th, 2015, at 7pm at Karma Tashi Ling. Everyone is invited to attend. There is no fee for this talk, but donations will be kindly accepted.

September 15th - 21st (2015)

Thrangu Rinpoche

The V.V. Thrangu Rinpoche, Photo courtesy of Micheal Walshe

It is with great pleasure that we announce the visit of The Very Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche to Edmonton on September 15th - 21st, of this year. Most of you have met our revered teacher and for those who haven't, this is a most auspicious occasion for you to meet him. He is the 9th re-incarnation of his lineage and has the highest degree Geshe Rabjam as well as several other accomplishments. His timely visit, just before winter is a soothing blessing of his grace. We are honored to share his presence.

Thrangu Rinpoche was appointed by`His Holiness the Dalai Lama as the senior tutor to His Holiness the 17th Karmapa, the head of the Karma Kagyu Lineage of Tibetan Buddhism. Thrangu Rinpoche maintains an active teaching schedule visiting his numerous international centres, including Edmonton. He has published numerous books, maintains monasteries, retreat centres, a university, a school for refugee children, a clinic and other projects. His knowledge, skill and compassion is boundless.

Photo courtesy of Micheal Walshe

Schedule of Events:

Fri. Sept.18th    Public Talk, 7 - 8pm: 'Generating Compassion in Daily Life'. 

Suggested donation: $10

Sat. Sept 19th:   9.30 am - Registration

Sat. Sept 19th:   10am - Group Meditation.

Sat. Sept 19th    10.30 - 11.30 am: Teaching on: 'The Dorje Chang Prayer with Mahamudra.'

Sat. Sept 19th    11.30am - 3.30 pm  LUNCH

Sat. Sept 19th    3.30 - 4.30pm: Continuation of: 'The Dorje Chang Prayer with Mahamudra.

Sun. Sept. 20th  10 am - Group Meditation.

Sun. Sept. 20th  10.30 am - 12 noon: Manjushri Empowerment.

Private interviews will be held at Karma Tashi Ling on Sun.Sept 20th between 3.30 - 5pm. KTL is located at 10502 - 70 Avenue.  Please approach Sheridan Mahoney at the retreat to book your interview.

Program Fee for the whole program is $60 or $30/day.

Fri, Sat. & Sun. events (except private interviews) will be held in the Rutherford Room at Varscona Hotel On Whyte, 8208-106St. There are 3 floors of free parking at the west side of the hotel, but license plate number has to be registered at front desk, otherwise tickets will be issued. There is a Second Cup Coffee Shop as well as the Empress dining in the hotel. Many other eating places are in the vicinity.

Please share this information with your center's mailing list as well as with your personal network of contacts. Thanks.

Tulku Damcho Rinpoche Weekend Teaching Program and Medicine Buddha Empowerment
September 21-23, 2012
Inglewood Community League Hall,
12515-116 Avenue

Tulku Damcho Rinpoche was born in Nupri in northern Nepal. At a very young age he traveled to Thrangu Tashi Choling (in Kathmandu, Nepal) to become a monk. In both his behavior and studies he was unlike others. His Eminence Tai Situ Rinpoche during a visit to Nepal bestowed a letter recognizing him as the reincarnation of Lama Tsoknyi, one of the most learned and highly respected practitioners at Thrangu Tashi Choling in Tibet.

Later Tulku Damcho Rinpoche was enthroned as a tulku. While attending monastic college, he studied with distinction. In 2007 he completed the traditional three year retreat and a one year Kalachakra retreat. For further information: http://www.rinpoche.com/tulku_damcho_bio.htm

The Benefits of Meditation
Friday September 21, 7:00PM
(suggested donation $10)

Aspiration for Mahamudra*
Sat. September 22nd: 10am-12pm, 3-5pm
Sun. September 23rd: 10am-12pm

“Mahamudra teaches the true nature of mind.”
- Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche

*Teachings will be based on the text Aspiration
For Mahamudra by the 3rd Karmapa Rangjung Dorje.

Medicine Buddha Empowerment
Sunday September 23, 3-5pm
(Refuge vow will be offered at the beginning of the empowerment.
The Medicine Buddha empowerment provides a blessing to engender health and well-being that establishes a stable ground for longevity and healing. This is of great benefit to people in good as well as poor health, and assists health care practitioners in working with their patients.

Location:
Inglewood Community League Hall
12515 – 116 Avenue

Suggested Donation
$80 teaching gift (cash only please)
for the entire program including Friday
(Sat $40, Sun $40)

Presented by:
Karma Tashi Ling Society
Edmonton Thrangu Centre
www.karmatashiling.ca

RSVP:
Ani Kunsang, 780 633-6157
Usha Singh - 780-433-8463
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

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Karma Tashi Ling is pleased to announce the Karma Kagyu Association Canada's meeting and Medicine Buddha Retreat on June 22nd, 23rd & 24th at the Argyll Community Centre - 6750 - 88 Street. There will be 8 Lamas coming from Vancouver, Toronto and Montreal: Lama Tashi Dondup (Karma Tekchen Zabsal Ling, Toronto), Lama Karma Phuntsok (Palpung Yeshe Chokhor, Toronto), Lama Tendzin Dakpa (Karma Sonam Dhargye Ling, Toronto), Lama Shedrup (Rigpe Dorje Centre, Montreal), Khenpo Tashi (Thrangu Monastery, Vancouver), Lama Rabten Tsering (Nalandabodhi, Vancouver) Lama Tsultrim (Kagyu Kunkhyab Chuling, Vancouver) Lama Paljor (Palpung Phende Kunkyab, Vancouver) and Ani Kunzang (Karma Tashi Ling, Edmonton).

"We are practicing the Medicine Buddha in order to attain states of mental and physical health or balance, not merely for our own benefit, but for the benefit of others as well".....Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche.

Schedule:

Fri, June 22, 7-9pm
Medicine Buddha Teaching by Lamas and Khenpo.

Saturday, June 23
10-11.30am - Meditation and Medicine Buddha practice (prayers and mantra).
2.30-5.00pm - Medicine Buddha and Mahakala teachings and practice.

Sunday, June 24
10-11.30am - Medicine Buddha Prayers to commemorate His Holiness the 17th Karmapa's birthday.
12pm - Vegetarian Lunch and Birthday Cake. 2.30-5.00pm - Milarepa Tsok (feast offering) and Lamp Offering.

Suggested Donation for retreat:
$80 for entire program
(or Fri $10, Sat $35, Sun $35)

Teaching Visit by Lama Pema Tsewang - November 4th to 6th, 2011

Karma Tashi Ling is pleased to host the first visit of Lama Pema Tsewang from Thrangu Monastery, Vancouver (Richmond) from November 4th to 6th. Lama Pema's biography and information about Thrangu Monastery is available www.thrangumonastery.org.

Lama Pema will give teachings on the Four Dharmas of Gampopa.

Je Gampopa (1079 - 1153 C.E.), a student of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa, is one of the main lineage holders of the Kagyu lineage of Tibet. He established the first Kagyu monastery and is best known for writing The Jewel Ornament of Liberation.  Downloadable version of the book is available on Ven. Thrangu Rinpoche's website www.rinpoche.com.  Gampopa also summarized the path in four sentences which have become known as the Four Dharmas of Gampopa:

Grant your blessing so that my mind may be one with the dharma
Grant your blessing so that dharma may go along the path
Grant your blessing so that the dharma may clarify confusion
Grant your blessings so that I may transform confusion into wisdom

Accompanying Lama Pema for this teaching is Rabjor Dawa, who is Lama Pema's assistant and translator. Fee for the whole program is $50 and student discount is $30. It is suggested that you attend the whole program, but if you cannot, then it is permissable to attend either one of the days. Schedule for the program is as follows:

Saturday, Nov 5/11 - 10am - 12 noon - teaching - Four Dharmas of Gampopa.
Saturday, Nov 5/11 - 12noon - 3pm lunch break (lunch not provided).
Saturday Nov 5/11 - 3 - 5pm - teaching - Four Dharmas of Gampopa.

Sunday, Nov.6/11 - 10am - 12noon -teaching - Four Dharmas of Gampopa.
Sunday, Nov 6/11 - 12 noon -3pm - lunch break (lunch not provided).
Sunday, Nov 6/11 - Guru Yoga of Milarepa, teaching and feast.

This program will be of interest to both new and experienced students of Tibetan Buddhism. Please join us for this important teaching event, which will be held at Karma Tashi Ling Centre, at 10502 -70 Ave, Edmonton. For questions and concerns please phone Ani-la, at 780-633-6157 or Usha at 780-433-8463 Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

An Introduction to the Tibetan Buddhist Path - October 1st, 2011

Resident Lama Ani Kunsang will lead an introductory workshop on Saturday October 1st, 10am to 2pm, at Karma Tashi Ling, 10502-70th Avenue.

The workshop is designed specifically for people who are quite new to the Tibetan Buddhist path, or are simply interested in finding out more about it.

The workshop will include:
Instruction on tranquility (shamatha) meditation Short tranquility meditation sessions
A teaching (on DVD) by the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, our Tibetan teacher.
Instruction and information on deity practices - a unique method of the Tibetan Buddhist tradition
A brief overview of the path: the steps from a student's perspective, and recommended readings
Lots of opportunity for questions and discussion
Breaks, including a half hour lunch break with tea and light snacks

There is no charge for the workshop. Participants may make a donation to Karma Tashi Ling if they wish.

There is no need to register in advance but if you know you are planning to attend, please send an email to info@karmatashiling.ca.

If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Ani Kunsang or Karma Tashi Ling centre:

Phone: Ani Kunsang, 780 633-6157
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

Nyungne Retreat at Karma Tashi Ling - October 8th to 10th, 2011

Resident Lama, Ani Kunsang will lead a Nyungne retreat at Karma Tashi Ling centre on Thanksgiving weekend, October 8 - 10.

Nyungne (pronounced NYUNG NAY) is a special fasting practice of purification and renewal practiced by all the major traditions of Tibetan Buddhism. Traditionally, the practice is conducted as part of a meditation retreat, although once practitioners have participated in such a retreat, they are able to perform the practice on their own. It is extraordinary both for its profound spiritual qualities and for its practicality in application.

The Nyungne includes two full days of practice and a short concluding session on the morning of the third day. Participants take a set of strict vows on the morning of each day. On the first day, they eat one meal at noon and unlimited liquids throughout the day. The second day is a strict and complete fast with no food or liquids, and is conducted in silence except for liturgical recitations. (If anyone has medical reasons for eating food on the fasting day, this can be accommodated.)

The meditation is centered around the liturgy, mantras, and visualization of 1000-Armed Chenrezig, the embodiment of the compassion of all enlightened beings. The Nyungne was originated by Gelongma Palmo, an ancient Indian princess. She overcame severe illness through devoted and extensive practice of 1000-Armed Chenrezig, and passed the methods and blessings of this practice down through a lineage of practitioners that continues to this day.

The retreat will be two full days of practice on October 8th and 9th (start and end times are still to be determined) and will finish on Monday October 10th at about 10am. Anyone who has not done the practice before, or would like a refresher, should come to Karma Tashi Ling on the Friday evening, October 7th, at 7pm and receive some instruction from Ani Kunsang.

If you are planning to attend, please register by sending an email to info@karmatashiling.ca. We will need to make you a copy of the text, and provide any follow up information about the retreat, such as start times. We will ask for a small donation (about $10) to cover Saturday lunch and photocopying.

If you have any questions about the Nyungne practice, please feel free to talk to Ani Kunsang, 780 633-6157.

The Very Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche Program in Edmonton
August 6th to 8th, 2010

Location:

The program will be held at the Pleasant View Community League hall at 10860 - 57 Avenue, Edmonton.

Teachings:

On Friday evening, August 6th, 7:30 pm, Thrangu Rinpoche will give a public talk on Buddhism and the Environment: When Snow Mountains Wear Black Hats. The great Buddhist teacher Guru Rinpoche (Padmasambhava) made reference to a dangerous future "when the snow mountains wear black hats".

When Snow Mountains Wear Black Hats is also the chapter title of a dialogue with the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche in the recently published book A Buddhist Response to The Climate Emergency (edited by Stanley, Joy, and Dorje, Wisdom Publications, 2009). An Aspirational Prayer to Avert Global Warming, composed by Thrangu Rinpoche, initiated the development of the book. For further information, as well as video clips and teachings by Thrangu Rinpoche and other Buddhist teachers on this topic, please visit www.ecobuddhism.org .

On Saturday, August 7th, Thrangu Rinpoche will give teachings on Buddha Nature and Buddhahood including The Ten Powers of the Buddha.

Empowerment:

On Sunday, August 8th, Thrangu Rinpoche will give the Refuge and Bodhisattva vow ceremonies and the empowerment of Yellow Zambhala.

Yellow Zambhala (Tibetan: Dzambhala Serpo) is the deity of wealth in Tibetan Buddhism. Zambhala is a protector of the dharma. He helps people attain a more auspicious life and eliminate poverty so that they may practice the Dharma. Practicing Zambhala can also help you to get rid of the insecurity of financial worries. More importantly, his practice helps you attain spiritual wealth, eliminate greed and become a better person.

Program Schedule:

Friday, August 6th:
7:30pm to 9:00pm - Public Talk

Saturday, August 7th:
9:00am Registration
9:30am Meditation
10:00am -12:00pm Teaching
12:00pm - 2:30pm Lunch break
2:30pm Meditation
3:00pm - 5:00pm Teaching

Sunday, August 8th:
9:30am Meditation
10:00am - 1:00pm Ceremonies and Empowerment

Program Cost:

Friday Public Talk: $10 donation
Weekend Program: $108 teaching gift (cash only)

All proceeds will be offered to Thrangu Rinpoche and the Lamas on behalf of participants at the end of the program. It is also customary to offer individual donations to Rinpoche and the Lamas during the empowerment ceremony.

Other Information:

If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact any of the following:

Phone: 780 633-6157 (Ani Kunsang), 780 433-8463 (Usha), 780 436-1982 (Mike)
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca
Please continue to check our website for further information. 

Advanced registration for the weekend program is not required but if you are planning to attend, please send your name to info@karmatashiling.ca

Anyone interested in taking the Refuge and Bodhisattava Vows for the first time, or talking to Thrangu Rinpoche about becoming his student, should talk to Ani Kunsang or Usha (780 433-8463) before Sunday August 8th.

Chairs and some meditation cushions will be available. Participants may bring their own meditation cushions if they wish.

The Four Dharmas of Gampopa Study Course - Thursdays April 15th to May 20th

Please join us for a six week course on "The Four Dharmas of Gampopa" teachings by the Venerable Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche at our centre, 10502-70 Avenue, on Thursday evenings starting April 15th to May 20th, 7:00pm - 8:30pm.

Je Gampopa (1079 - 1153 C.E.), a student of the famous Tibetan yogi Milarepa, is one of the main lineage holders of the Kagyu lineage in Tibet. He established the first Kagyu monastery and is known for writing the Jewel Ornament of Liberation.

At each class, we will play a 40 minute teaching by Thrangu Rinpoche on DVD, followed by questions and answers and discussion led by Resident Lama, Ani Kunsang. Participants may also benefit from reading the booklet entitled The Four Dharmas of Gampopa that is available for download on Rinpoche’s website at: http://www.rinpoche.com/teachings/4dharmas.pdf

This course is recommended for anyone who is new to Tibetan Buddhism but will also be of interest to more experienced students. Everyone is welcome. There is no cost for the course. Participants may make a donation to Karma Tashi Ling if they wish.

Thursdays Oct. 15th to Nov. 26th - Teachings by Ani Kunsang, Resident Lama

Resident Lama, Ani Kunsang, will give teachings on "Buddhism for beginners". The teachings will be given at our centre, 10502-70 Avenue, on Thursday evenings starting October 15 - November 26, 2009, from 7pm - 8pm, followed by a question and answer period. Tea and cookies will be served thereafter. Everyone is welcome.

These sessions are particularly recommended for anyone who is new to Tibetan Buddhism and interested in learning more. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions and have discussion. Participants are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

There is no cost for the teachings. Participants may make a donation to Karma Tashi Ling if they wish.

Mondays July 6th to 27th - Teachings by Ani Kunsang, Resident Lama

Resident Lama, Ani Kunsang, will give introductory teachings on Monday evenings in July at 7:00 pm, starting July 6th. These sessions are particularly recommended for anyone who is new to Tibetan Buddhism and interested in learning more. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions and have discussion. Participants are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

The first two week’s teachings will be an introduction to Chenresig practice. Please see our Dharma Practice section on the website for a description. The second two weeks will be on the Four Immeasurables: loving-kindness, compassion, joy, and equanimity.

There is no cost for the teachings. Participants may make a donation to Karma Tashi Ling if they wish.

June 7 to June 9, 2009 - Teaching Visit by Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol

Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol PosterKarma Tashi Ling Society will host the visit of Khenpo Chonyi Rangdrol from Thrangu Monastery, and Principal of Shree Mangal Dvip School in Kathmandu, Nepal.

Khenpo Chonyi Rangdol was born on the16th July, 1977. He entered into Thrangu Tashi Choling Monastery (monastery founded by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche in Boudha, Katmandu, Nepal) in 1983 at the age of six. He was brought to monastery by his uncle Lama Sonam Wangchuk, who is also a monk of the same monastery.

Khenpo Chonyi started learning Tibetan reading and writing, memorizing texts and monastic prayers. In 1987, he went to Shree Mangal Dvip School, Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche's school for Himalayan children, to learn modern education. Rinpoche's wish of establishing this school is to preserve Himalayan culture, language and Buddha Dharma and give modern education not only to lay children but also to monks and nuns. Khenpo was one of the lucky monks to get this opportunity. At school he learnt English, Maths, Science, Nepali and Social Studies for seven years.

In 1994, he went to Namo Buddha Institute for higher Buddhist studies at Namo Buddha, Nepal. He studied five major Buddhist texts like Buddhist philosophy, science, logic and morality for 5 years. After graduating the higher Buddhist studies (BA in Buddhist Philosophy), be became the tutor for young monks who are studying at the pre-college of Buddhist philosophy. He gave his service as a tutor for two years. He took full ordination from Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche together with other senior monks.

In 2000, he became the principal of Shree Mangal Dvip Branch school at Namo Buddha. There he took full responsibility of both academic and hostel duties for two years. Rinpoche established Shree Mangal Dvip Branch school for monks at Namo Buddha so that Shree Mangal Dvip main school would have more space for lay children.

In 2003, he was offered the title "Khenpo" which means Abbot and is analogous to having an MA in Buddhist Philosophy, by Khenchen Thrangu Rinpoche. As he is very skilled in both Buddhist and Modern education, Rinpoche appointed him as the a principal of Shree Mangal Dvip Main school in 2003 and he has continued this job for the last six years. At the same time, he is responsible for Thrangu Monastery administration job and Namo Buddha monastery management. He also takes care of Rinpoche's guest house in Boudha.

Program Schedule:

Sunday, June 7, "Introductory Workshop on Tibetan Buddhism", 10 - noon and 2:30 - 4:30 pm at Karma Tashi Ling Centre, 10502 - 70 Ave., 780 - 633 - 6157. $30 donation suggested.

Monday, June 8, "What is Buddha Nature?", 7 - 9 pm at Karma Tashi Ling. Free.

Tuesday, June 9, "Educating Impoverished Tibetan Refugee and Nepalese Children: The Shree Mangal Dvip School and its Green Future" , 7 - 9 pm in the Glacier Rm., Lister Conference Centre, 87 Ave. and 116 St. Free.

Other Information:

Phone: Ani Kunsang, 633-6157
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Ani Kunsang or Karma Tashi Ling centre at the phone number or email address above.

Fridays 7pm - Teachings (on DVD) by the Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche

Friday evenings at 7pm starting February 27, 2009.

Karma Tashi Ling has a collection of teachings on DVD by the Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche, and other Karma Kagyu teachers including Tsitu Rinpoche and Mingyur Rinpoche.

In past years, some of us have met on Friday evenings to take in some of these teachings and have discussion. It has always been very beneficial for everyone participating.

We are starting up a study group again on Friday evenings, starting February 27th. Anyone interested is welcome to join us at the centre on any Friday evening at 7pm.

To get us started on the first Friday evening, we will play the DVD of a public talk given by Thrangu Rinpoche entitled: Developing a Spiritual Mind: A public talk on the Four Immeasurables.

After the first DVD teaching, the group of participants can decide what teachings we would like to study next as a group and we will publish the dates on the website. We will try to match the interests of everyone participating as much as possible.

October 16th to November 20th - Introduction to Buddhist Teachings and Meditation

Resident Lama, Ani Kunsang, will give introductory teachings on Buddhism and meditation on Thursday evenings, 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm, starting October 16th and continuing until at least November 20th. These sessions are particularly recommended for new members and anyone who is new to Buddhism and interested in learning more. This will be a good opportunity to ask questions and have discussion. Participants are welcome to attend any or all sessions.

August 29 to 31, 2008 - Teaching Visit by Tulku Damcho Rinpoche

Tulku Damcho Poster

Karma Tashi Ling is very pleased to host the first visit of Tulku Damcho Rinpoche to Edmonton at the end of August.

Tulku Damcho Rinpoche will give an introductory talk on Friday evening entitled Meditation: Benefiting Daily Life, and a weekend teaching program on Creation and Completion.

Creation and completion are the two stages of meditating on wisdom deities in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition. The Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche explains:

"In practice, creation stage refers to the visualization of the deities…and the visualization and recitation of mantras and so forth. Completion stage refers to the dissolution of such visualizations into emptiness."

Tulku Damcho Rinpoche will give the Chenresig empowerment on Sunday afternoon. Chenresig is the Tibetan name for the wisdom deity of loving-kindness and compassion. Chenresig is the embodiment of these qualities that are inherent in all of us.

Anyone is welcome to attend for all or part of the program. We encourage people who are new to Buddhism to consider attending the teachings by Rinpoche. It is very auspicious to receive a visit from a Rinpoche, and still a rare opportunity in Edmonton.

Program Schedule:

Friday, August 29:
7:00pm to 9:00pm - Meditation: Benefiting Daily Life

Saturday, August 30:
9:30am to 10:00am - Meditation
10:00am to 12:00pm - Teaching: Creation and Completion
12:00pm to 2:30pm - Lunch break
2:30pm to 3:00pm - Meditation
3:00pm to 5:30pm - Teaching and questions/answers: Creation and Completion

Sunday, August 31:
9:30am to 10:00am - Meditation
10:00am to 12:00pm - Teaching: Creation and Completion
12:00pm to 3:00pm - Lunch break (and time for Lamas to prepare for the empowerment)
3:00pm to 5:00pm - Chenresig Empowerment and Thank you offering to Rinpoche

Location:

Korean Buddhist Temple in Riverdale, 10155-89 Street, Edmonton.

Cost:

The Friday evening teaching is available by donation. For those who can afford it, we suggest a donation of $10. The cost for the full program, including the Friday evening teaching, is $100. It is also traditional to provide a donation directly to Rinpoche during or after the empowerment ceremony.

Registration and Other Information:

Phone: Ani Kunsang, 633-6157
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Ani Kunsang or Karma Tashi Ling centre at the phone number or email address above.

For the weekend program, chairs and some meditation cushions will be available, but you are welcome to bring your own mediation cushion. Advanced registration for the weekend program is not required; however, it helps with planning if we know how many people may be coming. If you are planning to attend, please contact us by phone or email, as noted above.

June 21st/22nd - Karma Tashi Ling Garage Sale

Our garage sale is scheduled to take place the weekend of June 21st/22nd. Anybody wishing to donate articles should bring them at least four days prior to the sale for sorting and pricing. We thank everyone in advance for their generous help and their donations of articles for sale.

April 26th/27th - Practice Weekend with Lama Tashi Dondup

Karma Tashi Ling is very pleased to announce the visit of Lama Tashi Dondup to our centre, the weekend of April 26 and 27, 2008. Lama Tashi is the resident teacher of the Very Venerable Thrangu Rinpoche's centre in Toronto. He is an esteemed teacher and dear friend of Karma Tashi Ling and has visited Edmonton many times to give teachings and lead practice retreats. For more information about Lama Tashi Dondup and the Toronto centre, please visit their web site at www.ktzl.org. We are honoured that Lama Tashi will lead a practice weekend at Karma Tashi Ling centre (10502-70 Avenue, lower level). We encourage members, friends, and people who are new to Tibetan Buddhism to consider attending for all or part of the weekend. It will be a wonderful opportunity to meet Lama Tashi and participate in meditation and Tibetan Buddhist practices. Lama Tashi will give the empowerment of Manjusri, the bodhisattva personifying supreme wisdom.

Schedule for the weekend program:

Saturday, April 26:
10:00am to 12:00pm - Green Tara practice
12:00pm to 3:00pm - Lunch break (and time for Lamas to prepare for the empowerment)
3:00pm to 5:00pm - Refuge and Manjusri empowerment After
5:00pm - Supper with Lama Tashi at a restaurant (anyone interested and available is very welcome to attend)

Sunday, April 27:
10:00am to 12:00pm - Medicine Buddha practice
12:00pm to 2:00pm - Lunch break
2:00pm to 4:00pm - Meditation and Mahakala practice

We strongly encourage new students and interested visitors to consider participating in the program and we will try to provide enough instruction to accommodate people who are new to this tradition.

Cost:

The program is available by donation. For those who can afford it, we suggest a donation of $30 (or more) for the weekend program. Karma Tashi Ling will offer these donations to Lama Tashi on behalf of all participants. It is also traditional to provide a donation directly to the Lama during or after the empowerment ceremony.

Registration and Other Information:

Phone: Ani Kunsang, 633-6157
Email: info@karmatashiling.ca

If you are planning to attend, we would appreciate knowing in advance so that we can make sure we have enough texts and seats. Please contact us by phone or email, as noted above. Members should bring their own copies of the practice texts if they have them. If you have questions or would like more information about the program, please contact Ani Kunsang or Karma Tashi Ling centre at the phone number or email address above. There will be opportunities in the evenings for individuals to talk with Lama Tashi. Please contact Ani Kunsang or Karma Tashi Ling centre to make an appointment.

Februrary 7th - Losar

Losar is the Tibetan new year according to the lunar calendar. This year is the year of the earth rat, 2135. This years Losar celebration will consist of a practice commencing at 7:00 pm where we will be reciting the twelve deeds of the Buddha followed by tea and refreshments.

Februrary 4th - Mahamudra Studies Begin

The first of many Mahamudra study sessions will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 pm at the Karma Tashi Ling Centre. Anyone is welcome to join. A schedule and relevant study materials can be found on our 'Mahamudra' page.


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