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Happy Birthday Venerable Zasep Rinpoche: May the pure white light of your peerless wisdom shine undiminished until the end of existence

Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, spiritual director of Gaden for the West meditation centers in Canada, the U.S., and Australia. The writers and editors at Buddha Weekly wish Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche a very happy birthday — and wishes ...

H.E. Zasep Rinpoche returns to Toronto for rare teachings: Three Principal Paths, Mahamudra, Black Mahakala and Chod

Tibetan Buddhism is known for the preservation of lineages of teachings, passed from teacher to teacher through the centuries. Gaden Choling Toronto, one of Toronto's oldest Tibetan Buddhist Centres — established by HH Kyabje Ling Rinpoche, 97th Ganden ...

A rare chance to honor Buddha’s relics in New York state: 3-day exhibit of Holy Relics at Thekchen Choling

After the Buddha had paranirvana, the body relics from his cremation were divided amongst various clans of the time. The relics ended up in many countries around the world, mostly in Stupas, where they are honoured by circumambulation. ...

Happy Wesak Day! On this most sacred day, celebrating the birth, Enlightenment and Paranirvana of Gautama Buddha, we wish all sentient beings health, happiness, and ultimate Enlightenment.

Wesak Day (Vesak), honoring the three significant events of the Buddha's life — his birth, his Enlightenment and his Paranirvana (passing away) — is celebrated today in most countries, depending on the Lunar Calendar (Western calendar May 19 ...

Three Higher Trainings: ethics, concentration, and wisdom. Venerable Robina Courtin teaches the vitally important Three Precious Trainings in a weekend workshop in Toronto

The three higher trainings — triśikṣa in Sanskrit — are arguably the most important teachings to a Buddhist. Sometimes the three trainings are described as "ethics, concentration and wisdom" and other times as "discipline, meditation, and wisdom" — ...

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche brings two rare Buddhist teachings from the “clear vision” of famous Yogi Takpuwa Dorje Chang to Ontario, Canada in March

H.E. Zasep Tulku Rinpoche's much anticipated return to Ontario, Canada promises to be rare opportunity to receive rarely offered empowerments from the famed cycle of 13 initiations: the "Clear Vision" of the legendary Gelugpa Yogi and Mahasiddha Takpuwa ...

Tashi Delek: Happy Losar, Lunar Year of the Earth Dog: some traditional ways to bring in an auspicious new year

This feature refers to 2018, year of the Dog. For a current feature on Losar New Year for Feb 5, 2019, Year of the Earth Sow, see>> Lunar New Year, celebrated by hundreds-of-millions of people — as Chinese ...

“The Way to Wise and Compassionate Living”: Geshe Sherab returns to GTA (Canada) to lead a workshop at Lama Yeshe Ling March 2-3

Lama Yeshe Ling in Hamilton, Ontario will host the return visit of Geshe Sherab for a workshop and commentary on Shantideva's Guide to the Bodhisattva's Way of Life. "A Bodhisattva in The Bodhisattva's Way of Life is someone ...

Buddha Weekly’s beautifully illustrated 2018 practice calendar – with full thangkas of Buddhas from renowned artist Jampay Dorje – is now available (no cost for download), in time for Lunar new year: featuring Holy days, Tsog and lunar practice dates

DOWNLOAD Printable high-resolution version (31 mb) DOWNLOAD Lower-resolution screen version (10 mb) By popular demand, our volunteers decided to produce a gorgeous practice calendar with important practice dates — as a downloadable and printable PDF — with each ...

EVENT: Lamrim The Stages on the Path to Enlightenment Lecture Series on Thursdays at Gaden Choling Toronto

Teacher Theodore Tsaousidis, of Medicine Buddha Toronto, will give lectures on "The Stages on the Path to Enlightenment" in the Toronto, Canada area, at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre at 637 Christie St, Toronto. (Teacher bio at ...

EVENT: Geshe Thubten Sherab Weekend Teachings March 24-28, 2017 in Greater Toronto Area: Lama Tsongkhapa Meditation Practice and Lamrim

Lama Yeshe Ling Buddhist Study Group will host an intensive teaching and meditation weekend with the most Venerable Geshe Thubten Sherab in March, 2017. On March 24th Geshe will give a public talk from 7pm to 9pm (by ...

Happy Chinese New Year — Year of the Fire Rooster 2017

From our team at Buddha Weekly, we wish you Happiness, Good Fortune and Good Health in 2017. Chinese New Year, following the Lunar calendar, typically falls a month or so (it varies) after solar Western New Year, and ...