Courses

Courses & Workshop

Our courses are open to everyone and cover a wide range of practical, profound and inspiring topics.

In Person Attendance: As of Sept. 29, 2021, all events are available in person only. In advance of your arrival, you must complete the below COVID-19 Active Screening Form prior to entering the Temple or do so immediately when you arrive. All data is collected as a requirement to our local Toronto Public Health Department and will be kept for 30 days and then deleted.  Please adhere to all protocols given by local bylaws while you are at the temple such as but not limited to wearing a mask indoors, washing your hands or using hand sanitizer when you arrive/leave and as necessary and maintain minimum of 2 m social distance from anyone not in your household at all times. Thank you for keeping you and our community safe!  Link for the Covid-19 Active Screening Form.

Change Your Karma 1 – Heal Your Mind

Day Course | Saturday, 6 November 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Session 3: 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Buddha taught many different methods to purify non-virtuous actions, downfalls and broken commitments but the supreme method is the practice of meditation and recitation of Vajrasattva.  This practice is the scientific method to purify our mind and to transform our mind from an impure mind into a pure mind using Tantric technology.  This retreat provides an opportunity to learn and gain deep experience of this important spiritual practice.

Cost: 45$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Change Your Karma 2 – Create the Life you Want

The Sutra of the three Superior Heaps

Half-Day Workshop | Saturday, 13 November 1.00 – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 1.00 – 2.15 pm

Session 2: 2.45 am – 4.00 pm

Because of the negative actions that we have created in the past under the influence of deluded minds we now experience suffering and problems, as well as difficulties in developing faith and conviction in spiritual practice and in making progress on the path to enlightenment. But no matter how negative our mind is we have the opportunity to purify it completely by engaging in purification, the root of future happiness and spiritual realizations.

In this workshop, we will discover the practice of the Thirty-five Confession Buddhas which combines prostrations and recitation of the Sutra of the Three Superior Heaps. Through following these instructions, our spiritual path will be light and joyful.

From time to time, if we are not making much progress with our meditation, we can emphasize practising this special ritual prayer for purification. This is also important during retreats.” – Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche

Cost: 45$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Learn to Meditate

Half-Day Course | Saturday, 4 December 1.00 – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 1.00 – 2.15 pm

Session 2: 2.45 am – 4.00 pm

In this busy modern world many people are now turning to meditation. The practice of meditation is to become deeply familiar with positive states of mind that are conducive to happiness.  If you’ve been thinking of trying meditation or wish to reboot your practice of meditation, this course is perfect for you!  In this half-day course, we will explore together the basic meditation techniques that will allow us to experience inner peace.  In particular, we will discover how to avoid the 2 major obstacles to successful meditations: mental wandering and mental sinking.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Becoming a Friend of the World

The Supreme Practice of the Six Perfections

Day Course | Saturday, 11 December 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Session 3: 2.30 – 4.00 pm

A Bodhisattva is a friend of the world who, motivated by compassion, seeks enlightenment to benefit all living beings without exception. In this day course, we will learn how to take and keep the Bodhisattva vows, how to purify negative minds, and how to practise the Bodhisattva’s actions of giving, moral discipline, patience, effort, concentration and wisdom. With this, we can enter the Bodhisattva’s way of life and progress along the path to full enlightenment.

Cost: 45$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Learn to Meditate

Half-Day Course | Saturday, 22 January 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

In this busy modern world many people are now turning to meditation. The practice of meditation is to become deeply familiar with positive states of mind that are conducive to happiness.  If you’ve been thinking of trying meditation or wish to reboot your practice of meditation, this course is perfect for you!  In this half-day course, we will explore together the basic meditation techniques that will allow us to experience inner peace.  In particular, we will discover how to avoid the 2 major obstacles to successful meditations: mental wandering and mental sinking.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

The Key to Successful Meditation

Half-Day Course | Saturday, 12 February 10.00 am – 1.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

The success of our meditation depends upon our making some preparations. Just as we need to prepare carefully for an examination or a dinner party if it is to be a success, so we need to prepare carefully for meditation if we are to experience good results.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Healing Yourself & Others

Day Course | Saturday, 19 February 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Session 3: 2.30 – 4.00 pm

Anger, hatred, selfishness and confusion are increasingly prevalent in our society. It’s troubling, and we can find ourselves wishing for more peace, more wisdom, more acceptance and tolerance in our communities and in the world. But how will that happen? Love is the answer. This course is about how to develop our love and compassion, and how this has the power to heal ourselves and the world. 

Cost: 60$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Heart of Wisdom

The Practice of the Heart Sutra

Day Course | Saturday, 5 March 10.00 am – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 10.00 – 11.15 am

Session 2: 11.45 am – 1.00 pm

Session 3: 2.30 – 4.00 pm

In our life we experience innumerable obstacles to the fulfilment of our wishes, causing us mental pain, discouragement, and many other problems.  We can overcome them all through receiving Buddha’s blessings and increasing our wisdom.

The supreme method to receive Buddha’s blessings and increasing our wisdom is the Practice of the Great Mother, which include the recitation of the Essence of Wisdom Sutra. In this day course, we will learn how to engage in this powerful practice either for one’s own sake or for the benefit of others.

Cost: 45$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)

Learn to Meditate

Half-Day Course | Saturday, 12 March 1.00 – 4.00 pm

Session 1: 1.00 – 2.15 pm

Session 2: 2.45 am – 4.00 pm

In this busy modern world many people are now turning to meditation. The practice of meditation is to become deeply familiar with positive states of mind that are conducive to happiness.  If you’ve been thinking of trying meditation or wish to reboot your practice of meditation, this course is perfect for you!  In this half-day course, we will explore together the basic meditation techniques that will allow us to experience inner peace.  In particular, we will discover how to avoid the 2 major obstacles to successful meditations: mental wandering and mental sinking.

Cost: 30$ (No Charge for Class Pass Holders)