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Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (KMCC) was established in 2008 to provide people in Toronto and throughout Canada with the opportunity to learn about and practise Buddha’s teachings. Located near downtown Toronto, close to ‘Little Italy’, KMCC is a peaceful oasis in the city where anyone can learn the right methods to experience lasting happiness and well-being. We offer regular classes and courses for both beginners and those who are looking for more in-depth study.

KMCC is the National Temple of Canada and is part of the New Kadampa Tradition – International Kadampa Buddhist Union (NKT-IKBU), a non-profit organization with a global network of over 1,000 Centres and groups in over 45 countries. Everybody is welcome!

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24-Hours Tara Chanting Online

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The Tara puja, Liberation from Sorrow, which includes a special prayer Praises to the Twenty-one Taras composed by Buddha, is performed regularly at Kadampa Buddhist centers worldwide.

In these difficult times, due to the pandemic, we perform Six-sessions Tara Chanting over a period of 24 hours on the 8th of each month to pray for the welfare of the world. Tara Prayers are only available online at the moment, live-streamed from our mother centre KMCM in England.

Join hundreds of people around the world for this powerful online puja at which we recite Liberation from Sorrow, Prayers and Requests to the 21 Taras and deeply request the Blessed Mother to bestow her blessings on all living beings so that all sickness and other obstacles are quickly removed. Everyone is welcome to join in. There is no charge.

Session 1: 7th of every month, 9:00 – 10:15 pm EST, Session 2: 8th of every month, 1:00 – 2:15 am EST, Session 3: 8th of every month, 5:00 – 6:15 am EST, Session 4: 8th of every month, 9:00 – 10:15 am EST, Session 5: 8th of every month, 1:00 – 2:15 pm EST, Session 6: 8th of every month, 5:00 – 6:15 pm EST.

To attend puja: https://kadampa.org/liberation-from-sorrow

Being Kind to Yourself and Others

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Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: $12/Class – No Charge for Class Pass Holders ($80/month)

Live-streamed from Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada

Weekly meditation classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and especially learning new ways of thinking. You can learn how to develop and improve your experience of happiness and inner peace. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

June 6: The Problems of the Selfish Mind – Can we see the dangers for ourself and others?

Discovering how the source of all suffering is self-cherishing, Meditation on the breath, Discovering how the source of all suffering is self-cherishing, Meditation on disadvantages of this mind and the determination to stop it.

June 13: No Class – There will be no class during the Canadian Festival. Enjoy the festival!

June 20: The Benefits of Cherishing Others – Cherishing others is the best way to solve our daily relationship problems

Discovering how cherishing others is the best way to solve our own problems, Meditation on the breath, Discover the other benefits of cherishing others, Meditation on our determination to cherish others.

June 27: The Holy Secret – Transforming our mind through wisdom

Exchanging self with others explained – why is this practice called the holy secret?, Meditation on the breath, How to exchange self with others, Meditation on exchanging self with others.

July 4: Taking Away Suffering (1) – Putting our compassion into practice first for ourself

Discover the benefits of this meditation and the background information needed, Meditation on the breath, Taking away our own suffering, Meditation on taking our own suffering

July 11: Giving Pure Happiness (1) – The generous pure heart of practical love

Discover the benefits of giving love, Meditation on the breath, Giving love – the practice of giving our own happiness, Meditation on transforming our body into a wishfulfilling jewel.

July 18: Taking Away Suffering (2) – Now putting our compassion into practice for the benefit of others

Discover the benefits of taking / background info on compassion, Meditation on the breath, What is correct imagination and why it works?, Meditation on taking others’ suffering.

July 25: Giving Pure Happiness (2) – How to create a pure world filled with pure beings

Introduction to the benefits of giving love, Meditation on the breath, Discover the practice of giving love, Meditation on giving love.

Aug. 1: No Class – There will be no class during the NKT International Summer Festival. Enjoy the festival!

Aug. 8: No Class – There will be no class during the NKT International Summer Festival. Enjoy the festival!

Aug. 15: The Supreme Good Heart of Bodhichitta – There is no greater beneficial intention than this

Introduction – How to develop this good heart, Meditation on the breath, How to meditate on the supreme good heart – Bodhichitta, Meditation on Bodhichitta.

Aug. 22: No Class – There will be no class during the Special Weekend Retreat – Becoming Vajrayogini. Enjoy the Special Weekend!

Aug. 29: The Highway to Enlightenment – Bodhichitta is at once the path and the vehicle taking us swiftly to our goal

Introduction to perfections of giving, moral discipline and patience, Meditation on the breath, Introduction to perfections of effort, concentration and wisdom, Meditation on our determination to integrate the practice of the six perfections into our daily life.

To book: https://meditateintoronto.org/being-kind/

Please note: This class is open to anyone who would have booked to attend in person under normal pre-pandemic circumstances or residents of Manitoba.

Being Kind to Yourself and Others

Online event

Time: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Cost: $12/Class – No Charge for Class Pass Holders ($80/month)

Live-streamed from Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada

Weekly meditation classes offer practical methods to improve the quality of our lives through meditation and especially learning new ways of thinking. You can learn how to develop and improve your experience of happiness and inner peace. No previous experience is necessary. Everyone is welcome!

June 6: The Problems of the Selfish Mind – Can we see the dangers for ourself and others?

Discovering how the source of all suffering is self-cherishing, Meditation on the breath, Discovering how the source of all suffering is self-cherishing, Meditation on disadvantages of this mind and the determination to stop it.

June 13: No Class – There will be no class during the Canadian Festival. Enjoy the festival!

June 20: The Benefits of Cherishing Others – Cherishing others is the best way to solve our daily relationship problems

Discovering how cherishing others is the best way to solve our own problems, Meditation on the breath, Discover the other benefits of cherishing others, Meditation on our determination to cherish others.

June 27: The Holy Secret – Transforming our mind through wisdom

Exchanging self with others explained – why is this practice called the holy secret?, Meditation on the breath, How to exchange self with others, Meditation on exchanging self with others.

July 4: Taking Away Suffering (1) – Putting our compassion into practice first for ourself

Discover the benefits of this meditation and the background information needed, Meditation on the breath, Taking away our own suffering, Meditation on taking our own suffering

July 11: Giving Pure Happiness (1) – The generous pure heart of practical love

Discover the benefits of giving love, Meditation on the breath, Giving love – the practice of giving our own happiness, Meditation on transforming our body into a wishfulfilling jewel.

July 18: Taking Away Suffering (2) – Now putting our compassion into practice for the benefit of others

Discover the benefits of taking / background info on compassion, Meditation on the breath, What is correct imagination and why it works?, Meditation on taking others’ suffering.

July 25: Giving Pure Happiness (2) – How to create a pure world filled with pure beings

Introduction to the benefits of giving love, Meditation on the breath, Discover the practice of giving love, Meditation on giving love.

Aug. 1: No Class – There will be no class during the NKT International Summer Festival. Enjoy the festival!

Aug. 8: No Class – There will be no class during the NKT International Summer Festival. Enjoy the festival!

Aug. 15: The Supreme Good Heart of Bodhichitta – There is no greater beneficial intention than this

Introduction – How to develop this good heart, Meditation on the breath, How to meditate on the supreme good heart – Bodhichitta, Meditation on Bodhichitta.

Aug. 22: No Class – There will be no class during the Special Weekend Retreat – Becoming Vajrayogini. Enjoy the Special Weekend!

Aug. 29: The Highway to Enlightenment – Bodhichitta is at once the path and the vehicle taking us swiftly to our goal

Introduction to perfections of giving, moral discipline and patience, Meditation on the breath, Introduction to perfections of effort, concentration and wisdom, Meditation on our determination to integrate the practice of the six perfections into our daily life.

To book: https://meditateintoronto.org/being-kind/

Please note: This class is open to anyone who would have booked to attend in person under normal pre-pandemic circumstances or residents of Manitoba.

The Path to Pure Happiness - Annual Lamrim Retreat

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The Path to Pure Happiness

Annual Lamrim Retreat | Fri. Aug. 27: 7.00 am – Mon. Aug. 30: 8.30 pm

Daily Schedule:

Session 1: 7.00 – 8.30 am

Session 2: 11.00 am – 12.30 pm

Session 3: 4.00 – 5.30 pm

Session 4: 7.00 – 8.30 pm

We all have the potential to become a Buddha, someone who has completely purified his or her mind of all faults and limitations and perfected all good qualities. Unlike our temporary, negative states of mind, our Buddha nature is pure and indestructible. We can ripen this potential through Lamrim meditation. By doing this, we solve all our daily problems and discover pure, everlasting happiness with the limitless ability to benefit others.

Cost: $120 for Entire Retreat | $35/ day (50% for $80/month Class Pass Holders)

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Being Kind to Yourself and Others

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