Vajrayana Buddhism Association

Special Lecture on the Preliminary Practice (Toronto, April 13)

SHEIN_Dancers1On the April 13 (Saturday, 10:30am – 1pm) meditation class, you are invited to a special class on the Preliminary Practice. (It is published in English as “The Dzogchen Innermost Essence Preliminary Practice” also colloquially known as “the core teaching that is vast and pervasive.”) The Preliminary Practice is considered the “common” foundation in many Buddhist traditions.…

March Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

March Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

General Meditation: Saturdays, 10:30am-noon (March 30: Easter Holiday, no class)

Intermediate Meditation: Tuesdays, 7:30pm

Ocean of Wisdom Group Meditation: Wednesday, March 6, 8:30pm

Monthly Group Meditation: Saturday, March 23, 8pm…

January Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

January Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

Introduction to Meditation: Saturdays 10:30-noon

A continuation of the sessions on non-duality of mind and breathing, we will be more sessions every Saturday 10:30-noon. The emphasis is on breathing as a tool in meditation for bringing awareness to the functioning (vitality) of the/your mind.…

December Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

December Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

Introduction to Meditation: Saturday 10:30-noon (NB: vacation break Dec. 22 and 29)

Beginning Nov. 17, we will be running ten sessions every Saturday 10:30-noon on non-duality of mind and breathing. This is a continuation of our introductory classes with an emphasis on breathing as a tool in meditation for bringing awareness to the functioning (vitality) of the/your mind.…

November Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

November Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

Introduction to Meditation: Saturday 10:30-noon

Beginning Nov. 17, we will be running sessions every Saturday 10:30-noon on non-duality of mind and breathing. This is a continuation of our introductory classes with an emphasis on breathing as a tool in meditation for bringing awareness to the functioning (vitality) of the/your mind.

Sneak Preview on The Secret Collection

The Secret Collection of Works on the Essential Path of Mahāyāna
A Compilation of Early Chinese Translations of Tibetan Tantric Buddhist Texts
Foreword by Shek-Wing Tam
Introduction by Shen Weirong
Peking University Press
Published September 2012

In Chinese with Foreword and Introduction in Chinese and English

Tibetan Buddhism was practiced in the Mongol royal court during the Yuan dynasty (1271–1368).…

October Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

October Class and Meditation Schedule (Toronto)

Introduction to Meditation: Saturday 10:30-noon [closed on Oct. 27 for special event]

NB: October 6 is the Thanksgiving long weekend. The Toronto centre will be closed.

Intermediate Class: Tuesday 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am

Ocean of Wisdom Group Meditation: Wednesday, Oct. 10, 8:30pm

Monthly Group Meditation: Saturday, Oct.

September Schedule (Toronto)

September Schedule (Toronto)

Introduction to Meditation: Saturday 10:30-noon

Intermediate Meditation: Tuesday 7:30pm; Saturday 9:30am

Ocean of Wisdom Group Meditation: Monday, Sept. 10, 8:30pm

Monthly Group Meditation: Saturday, Sept. 29, 8pm…

July Class and Meditation Schedule

July Class and Meditation Schedule

Beginner’s Meditation Class:

Saturdays 11am

Intermediate Dharma and Meditation Class:

Tuesdays 7:30pm
Saturdays 9-11am
NB: the June monthly group meditation has been moved from June 23 to July 7.

Ocean of Wisdom Group Meditation:

Friday July 13 8:30pm…