Highly realized and internationally respected Tibetan Buddhist teacher Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, will teach in Toronto, Canada from June 8-18, 2013. His busy itinerary includes lectures, initiations, consecrations and practice with students. The events will also be an opportunity for those interested in experiencing Tibetan Buddhism.
Rinpoche is the Thirteenth Zasep Tulku (incarnation), enthroned with great ceremony at the age of five, at Zuru Monastery in 1953. Rinpoche took the eight precepts from Gelug lama Chonjor Gyaltso, at Tashi Lhapug, the largest monastery of the Geluk order. After many years of intensive study and meditation and practice, including work at the Chenrezig Institute for Wisdom Culture in Australia, Rinpoche accepted an invitation to come to Canada, where he has delivered many teachings, commentaries, initiations and meditation retreats.
A video featuring Archarya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche:
Rinpoche Teaches at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Centre
Rinpoche will teach at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto. On Saturday, at 10 in the morning, Rinpoche will be initiating qualified students into the practice of White Mahakala, renowned for removing obstacles to the flow of prosperity and invoking of positive energies. The same afternoon, Rinpoche will teach and guide practice in White Mahakala, the wrathful form of the deity of compassion, Avalokitesvara.
The following day, on June 9 at the Centre, Rinpoche will guide students on statue filling and consecration, for those who have deity statues in their homes, a session to run 10am to 5pm. As part of the teaching tour, Rinpoche will lecture on “The Benefits and Practice of Buddhist Visualization and Mantra Recitation” at Snow Lion, 708a Pape Avenue, Toronto at 7pm.
Acharya Zasep Tulku Rinpoche, at a previous event, chanting Medicine Buddha Mantra:
A precious initiation of Manjusri, the Embodiment of the wisdom of all the Buddhas, will be held Friday June 14, at 7pm, back at Gaden Choling Mahayana Meditation Centre. On Saturday June 15, 10am to 5pm Rinpoche will provide Lamrim Teaching and Practice, and rounding out the tour on Tuesday the 18th at 7-m, he will teach “on Tantric Divine Pride: what is it and how do we get it?”
Canadian Event Recap
- White Mahakala Initiation (Zasep Tulku Rinpoche) June 8, 2013 10:00 am – 5:00 pm at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto
- Statue Filling and Consecration, for the wider community who may have statues from their home altar that need to be filled and blessed) June 9, 2013 10:00 am to 5:00 pm at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto
- “The Benefits and Practice of Buddhist Visualization and Mantra Recitation” at Snow Lion (708a Pape Avenue) June 13, 2013, 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm.
- Initiation of Manjushri, embodiment of wisdom of all the Buddhas, June 14, 2013 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto
- “Lamrim Teaching and Practice” June 15 and 16, 2013 10 am to 5pm, Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto
- “Teaching on Tantric Divine Pride: What is it and How Do We Get it?” June 18, 2013, 7:00 pm, Gaden Choling Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre, 637 Christie Street, in Toronto.
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