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Wed, Sep 20


Paramita Center Of Tibetan Buddhist Medi

5 days Urban Meditation Retreat & Teachings on Special Insight

In Toronto with Lama Samten (without Accomodation) PREREQUISITES: see in description of event below

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5 days Urban Meditation Retreat & Teachings on Special Insight
5 days Urban Meditation Retreat & Teachings on Special Insight

Time & Location

Sep 20, 2023, 9:00 a.m. EDT – Sep 24, 2023, 5:00 p.m. EDT

Paramita Center Of Tibetan Buddhist Medi, 2 - 27 Davis Avenue, Toronto, ON M4M 2A9, Canada

About the event


As prerequisite for this course, we recommend you to have finished the study of Deeper Lamrim Course (100 hours) or at least having completed the Lamrim Introduction Course and having followed other courses or having already studied and practiced Tibetan Buddhist Philosophy since few years.

Welcome to this wonderful opportunity to do a 5 days Meditation Retreat and Teachings on Special Insight Meditation in Toronto! 

For the 5 days of the program, the schedule is the same : 2 sessions in the morning, 2 sessions in the afternoon, from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, including breaks and time for lunch. Each session lasts about 1h15, including teachings, meditation and time for questions.

All of Buddha's teachings are leading us to happiness, and this path call be included into two qualities : calm-abiding (shamatha) and special insight (vipashyana). The calm-abiding is the method which pacifies our mind, bringing it to a single-pointed concentration conjoined with suppleness and bliss. This method serves as a foundation to develop special insight.

In order to develop special insight, we need to study, contemplate and meditate the teachings on emptiness, using a combination of analytical meditation and concentration meditation. This course will include also periods of meditation.

For this course, we will study with the book How to Meditate, available on order or in the Centre :

This Urban Retreat is without accomodation and doesn't include food. We will have coffee, tea and snacks for the breaks.

Spots are limited, so book early to guarantee yours. We will take approximatively 1 hour 30 for lunch time. You can bring your lunch if you want as we have a small kitchen here.

You can have a 10$ reduction fee if you want to pay by cash or Interac transfer. We will not be able to make refunds if you need to cancel 2 weeks before the event.


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