Teaching Visit by Tulku Damcho Rinpoche

Teaching Visit by Tulku Damcho Rinpoche

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


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


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.