The Karmapas

The Third Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje The readings we will share together starting next Sunday are from a history of the previous sixteen Karmapas. We’ll attempt to cover the life of one Karmapa each Sunday. The text we will use for study is ‘History of the Sixteen Karmapas of Tibet’ by the 4th Karma Thinley Rinpoche Karmapa mea [...]

Remembrance Day Service

Lest we forget. If you have the morning off on Remembrance Day, you are welcome to come for meditation, prayer and sutra recitation. Please arrive no later than 10:30. The service will end around 11:30. RSVP using the form below if you would like to participate.   Name(required) Email(required) Comment(required) [...]

Dietary Advice for Dharma Practitione...

A Chodpa (practitioner of Chod) practicing his sadhana in a charnel ground. “But after this experience, she would eat anything, except meat, without consideration of good or bad, even from the hands of lepers and beggars – a sign that she had severed the attachment to food.” ~ Machik’s Complete Explanation: Clarifying the Meanin [...]

Tonglen Time

Geshe Langri Tangpa 1054-1123 Of course it is always a good time to practice tonglen meditation, but given recent tragic events in Canada it seems even more appropriate. The suffering in this country is now to a large extent palpable. Beginning this evening we will be focusing our practice on tonglen meditation. We will also be reciting Geshe [...]

From the Office of His Holiness on th...

His Holiness the 17th Gyalwa Karmapa Since the time of the 3rd Karmapa, Rangjung Dorje, who wrote the first commentary on Chöd and who also compiled the text of this puja, the Karmapas have had a strong connection with the Chöd practice. Historically they are holders of the direct Chöd lineage, based on the Indian Buddhist deity Prajñāpārami [...]

Chod Empowerment Jan 10 2015

Chod Empowerment Event Flyer To reserve a spot for the Chöd empowerment, transmission and teachings scheduled for January 10 2015, please send $75.00 CDN to

Video of Third Annual Chöd Retreat

Ven Chödpa Lama Rinpoche during retreat in France, 2014. Ven Chödpa Lama Rinpoche has graciously released some video taken during the 3rd annual Chöd retreat that occurred earlier this summer in France. Students of Rinpoche’s from many countries participated. You can also follow Rinpoche on His YouTube channel!    

Current Dharma Study Topic for Aug/Se...

Gampopa Grant your blessing so that my mind may be one with the dharma. Grant your blessing so that the dharma may go along the path. Grant your blessing so that the path may clarify confusion. Grant your blessing so that confusion may dawn as wisdom. The current study topic for Sundays is ‘The Four Dharmas of Gampopa’. Dechen Nam [...]

Ven. Chödpa Lama Rinpoche’s 201...

Ven Chodpa Lama Rinpoche I’m pleased to announce that in January 2015, the Venerable Chödpa Lama Rinpoche will make His inaugural visit to our centre to grant the empowerment, transmission and teachings necessary to seriously embark on the path of the practice of Chöd. Rinpoche has graciously and generously made a commitment to return t [...]

Upcoming Events

7:30 pm Shamatha Meditation @ Machig Ling YYC
Shamatha Meditation @ Machig Ling YYC
Nov 28 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm
11:00 am Sunday Service @ Machig Ling YYC
Sunday Service @ Machig Ling YYC
Nov 30 @ 11:00 am – 12:30 pm
Current Dharma Study Topic: The Karmapas
7:30 pm Shamatha Meditation @ Machig Ling YYC
Shamatha Meditation @ Machig Ling YYC
Dec 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

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