Kathok Centre Events

GOOD NEWS: We are pleased to announce that through the compassion of our Spiritual Director, Karzang Rinpoche, we may now offer opportunities to visit and experience the spiritual atmosphere of the Centre in a facilitated format. We will offer sessions on Wednesdays and on Fridays beginning at 2pm. The events take from an hour to an hour and a half. We invite your advance bookings each week. Group sizes are limited to five. Please register by emailing info@kathokcentre.ca. You will receive details when your registration is confirmed.

May all beings be well! 

Dharma symbols

 

EXTRAORDINARY REQUEST

In a stable, harmonious, and diligent fashion, our Kathok Center has always aspired to be responsible for our lineage, and for sentient beings. Even in this current extraordinary period we are cautiously completing urgent projects so that we may be open to the public at a suitable time, and serve the public in a more perfect state.  All our concern is for the public. However, as we all know this development is not easy to make happen. One of Karzang Rinpoche’s favorite sayings is that he often feels like he is standing on top of Mt. Everest somewhere with no oxygen, no back up, and nothing to depend on, except completely pure devotion to his masters and lineage. Truly, everything comes with karmic causes and effects. Many conditions must come together to do anything. We have immense gratitude to anyone and everyone who contributes to the creation of the Centre. We are extremely grateful to friends who attempt to support and sponsor the Centre in any way. At present we still have many important projects and plans to be completed. In these difficult times we more than ever need your generous support. Our teachers have usually not allowed us to ask for public support and have relied on only pure offerings, as they want us to be able to fully rejoice and not to damage the pure energy of the lineage. However, because this is a special, extraordinary time due to the epidemic and we are now asking for your generous offerings so that you may be connected to the energies of the Centre even though the usual channels are not possible for awhile. Everything that we are sincerely creating here by our humble pure intentions belongs to everyone and is our common good fortune for now and forever. Everyone should treasure this place from the heart. We are grateful for any support given with a pure mind and will be praying and lighting lamps for your happiness and health and for that of your family and friends. Hopefully, everyone will understand the spirit of this message and indeed we sincerely look forward to seeing you at the Centre in the near future. Please visit our Join Us page to access payment buttons. Thank you, and May All Beings Benefit!

Secretary, Kathok Centre

 

Pure love

October 2020

Thu, October 1, 2020

Full Moon

Practice joyfully and intently with the increased energies of the full moon.

Sat, October 10, 2020

H.E. Lingtrul Rinpoche's Birthday

We rejoice in the earthly, nirmanakaya presence of H.E. Lingtrul Rinpoche, the founder of this centre. We pray that his embodied life remain continually for an ocean of eons! Happy Birthday, Rinpoche!

Mon, October 12, 2020

Dakini Day

Devoted practice on the female deities is recommended.

Wed, October 14, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Facilitated visit to the Golden Shrine and grounds. To register and be part of a small group email: info@kathokcentre.ca  

Fri, October 16, 2020
2:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Pre register for a small group facilitated visit to the Golden Shrine and features of the grounds. Includes a short self directed meditation. Email info@kathokcentre.ca to register and receive details

Wed, October 21, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Pre register for a small group facilitated visit to the Golden Shrine and features of the grounds. Includes a short self directed meditation. Email info@kathokcentre.ca to register and receive details

Fri, October 23, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Pre register for a small group facilitated visit to the Golden Shrine and features of the grounds. Includes a short self directed meditation. Email info@kathokcentre.ca to register and receive details

Mon, October 26, 2020

Tse Chu, Guru Rinpoche Day

On the 9th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar Guru Rinpoche manifests as the wrathful form of Vajrakumara at Yang Le Sho, in Nepal. There he subdued  the local deities and negative forces. He practiced the sadhana of Yangdak Heruka and at the same time attained the level of Vidyadhara (holder of knowledge) in the realization of Mahamudra. He thus became known as Guru Dorje Totrengtsel, "the Guru with the Vajra Garland of Skulls."

Wed, October 28, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Join in with a small group to visit the Golden Shrine and grounds. The focus is on spiritual awareness and an introduction to the Vajrayana traditions and lineage of the Centre. Pre-register by e-mailing info@kathokcentre.ca

Fri, October 30, 2020
2:00 PM to 3:30 PM

Open Shrine Facilitated Event

Join in with a small group to visit the Golden Shrine and grounds. The focus is on spiritual awareness and an introduction to the Vajrayana traditions and lineage of the Centre. Pre-register by e-mailing info@kathokcentre.ca

Sat, October 31, 2020

Full Moon

The time of the full moon is a powerful time to practice. This is the second full moon in October.

November 2020

Sat, November 7, 2020

Lha Bab Duchen

Lha Bab Duchen is one of the four important dates in the Buddhist calendar that commemorate major events in the life of Shakyamuni Buddha. The ascent of the Buddha to a heaven realm to liberate his mother from Samsara and his subsequent return is the event we reflect upon at this time. On this day the effects of the positive and/or negative actions we take are multiplied ten million times. This is a good time to practice virtue and devotion.

Tue, November 10, 2020

Dakini Day

Meditation and practice on the enlightened female deities is recommended.

Tue, November 24, 2020

Guru Rinpoche Day (Tse Chu)

On the 10th month of the Tibetan lunar calendar we reflect on the arrival of Guru Rinpoche in Central Tibet. He subdued numerous negative and hostile forces. He founded the great monastery of Samye at the request of King Trisong Detsen and accomplished many teachings leading his twenty-five disciples and King Trisong Detsen to liberation. He then was known as Guru Padmasambhava, "the Lotus-Born Guru."

Mon, November 30, 2020

Full Moon

The increased energies of the full moon time create beneficial conditions for increased meditative practice. Make use of this natural changing tide.

Teaching from Karzang Rinpoche

Please click on the title below to find a beautiful teaching from Karzang Rinpoche on the power of spiritual example:

Reflections on Vairotsana's Doha

Temple Etiquette

To help us all enjoy of the sacredness of Kathok Centre the main temple is only to be accessed during scheduled practices.

Please leave pets at home.

Please observe all signs, rules and guide lines while on the Temple property as there are Teachers in residence and students in retreat. ​You may take photos outside, but please, no photos inside Temples.

Thank you, everyone, for honoring our sacred space.

Notes for Newcomers

In order to observe proper conduct please remove shoes and hats before entering the Temples.

Please wear respectful clothing. 

It is considered bad luck to greet the Deity empty handed, so for the most beneficial and opportune visit you can offer fresh flowers or a 'kata' (white silk scarf available in the temple & gift shop) as you make positive aspirations for yourself and/or others.

Please arrive 10 minutes early for all practices. The gate will be locked during practice sessions.

Open Meditation sessions are one hr. Most other practices do not necessarily have a determinate end time. 

Please keep recitation texts on a table (not on the floor).

Please keep talking to a minimum.

Please do not point your feet at the Buddhas or other sacred objects in the Temples.

If you are not comfortable sitting on cushions please sit on the benches available or bring your own folding chair.

Please put your cell phone in airplane mode and no photos inside Temples.

Please do not bring dogs to the Centre. 

The purpose of Kathok Centre is to help us all become healthier in mind, heart and body. To best facilitate this please keep your mind and body free of intoxicants including alcohol, cigarettes and marijuana. If you are intoxicated or behaving disrespectfully you will be asked to leave.

Please enjoy your quiet, sacred times at the Temple!