The Tantric Opportunity: Saturday, May 15 with Kadam Morten

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What is a Highest Yoga Tantra Empowerment? Since our International Kadampa Summer Festival will again be held virtually, we have an unprecedented opportunity; for the first time in human history the Highest Yoga Tantra empowerments will be given online. Of course, this means that many more people will have the opportunity to receive these empowerments, and that we will all (more…)

Be Part of the Solution – Wednesdays at 7:00pm – 7:45pm with Joe Kovaz


"All the happiness there is in this world Arises from wishing others to be happy."  These words were shared by 8th Century Indian Buddhist Master, Shantideva. Today, they are more relevant than ever. "Superficially it looks as if our world is improving, but if we look a little deeper we will see that there are (more…)

International Spring Festival


With Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab, retired General Spiritual Director of NKT The 2021 International Spring Festival will take place online May 28 – Jun 2. Everyone throughout the world is welcome to participate Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Buddha Shakyamuni and teachings on the sublime prayer, Request to the Lord of all Lineages. (more…)

Finding Mental Balance – Saturday, June 26 from 10am to 1pm with Gen Khedrub


Life never stands still. Soon after we arrange certain conditions in life our feelings start to change. But could we learn how to abide with more balance and poise in this constantly changing world? Yes, we can. And there are three essential things that we can do - access our wisdom, connect with our kindness and (more…)

The Science of Happiness with Gen Rabten – Retreat Sessions


  Gen Kelsang Rabten is the NKT-IKBU National Spiritual Director of Kadampa Buddhism for Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia and the Resident Teacher at Kadampa Meditation Centre Leeds. He has studied under the guidance of Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over 25 years. Gen Rabten helped many Buddhist communities to flourish in the world. He is greatly admired (more…)

Meditation at Work with Clare Morin


How can we build and maintain a strong meditation practice amid our busy job? It is entirely possible! Meditation is an effective way to decrease stress, increase well-being, and help us become more creative, adaptive and solution-oriented in life.   In celebration of May being Mental Health Awareness Month, we are offering this special retreat (more…)

Mahayana Precepts

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Everyone is welcome to attend livestream chanted prayers! The essence of the practice is to take eight precepts and to keep them purely for a period of twenty-four hours. By doing this practice again and again, we acquaint ourself with the practice of moral discipline and thereby make our human life meaningful. We receive many (more…)

Tara Puja

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Everyone is welcome to attend livestream chanted prayers! Tara Puja 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. Tara is a female Buddha, a manifestation of the ultimate wisdom of all the Buddhas. Each of the (more…)

Optimism: Realistic Hope for Ourself and Our World at Church of the Covenant – 6:30p – 7:30p


We all have an incredible potential, and there is so much to be optimistic about. Through developing realistic expectations and goals, based on wisdom, we can view ourself, others and our world in the most positive way. Find all the tools that you need to become that hopeful, realistic and joyful person that you could (more…)

Why This Day Matters with France Roy – Thursdays 7 – 8:15pm

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It’s been almost a year since we put on our masks, separated from each other, and said goodbye to our relatively free existence. Without our rituals of going to work, spending time with friends and family, and co-existing in shared spaces, most of us have had to adapt to a new, shrunken existence. A year (more…)