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Each  retreat session will be guided by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and can be attended in-person with pre-booking. Also live-streamed.

Long Life, Wisdom & Merit

Retreat on the Yoga Buddha Amitayus

Each retreat session will be guided by Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab and can be attended online or in-person with pre-booking – see details below.

Date: Fri Jan. 22 – Sat Jan. 23, 2021

Time: Fri Jan. 22 – 7:30 pm – Sat Jan. 23 – 5.15 pm

Cost: $25 | (40% discount for Level II Members, No charge for Level III Members. See KMCC Members for more information)

All sessions will be available online until midnight Monday, Jan. 25th. You can register up until Saturday, Jan. 23rd at 5:15 pm.

Location: KMC Canada – 631 Crawford Street, Toronto (the retreat will be live-streamed online at the times indicated below).

About the Retreat

There is nothing more precious to us than our life. If we have a long life we can complete our spiritual path in this very life; for others also, when they are sick or in danger of dying, we can engage in this special practise on their behalf. This traditional retreat is offered each year around New Year time. Everybody is welcome.

Participants will need the Prayer Booklet ‘The Yoga of Buddha Amitayus’.  Click here to purchase it in our online shop.


7.30 – 9.00 pm: Introduction & First Session


9.00 – 10.15 am: Second Session

11.00 am – 12.15 pm: Third Session

4.00 – 5.15 pm: Final Session

6.30 – 7.30 pm: Wishfulfilling Jewel with tsog (also available in person. Please let us know at epc@meditateintoronto.com if you wish to attend in person.)

About the Teacher

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. A retired General Spiritual Director of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT-IKBU), he has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years and holds the lineages of his blessings in his heart. He is a very inspiring example of a pure practitioner of modern Kadampa Buddhism who relies sincerely upon his Spiritual Guide in all his actions. He is an internationally renowned teacher and English Buddhist monk who is greatly admired throughout the world for his powerful teachings, his wisdom, as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He is also well-known for his deep understanding of Buddha’s teachings and his ability to convey their profound meaning in a very clear and accessible way.

Please note: This event is open to anyone who would have booked to attend in person under normal pre-pandemic circumstances. This retreat offers the option of attending in person for one or more sessions. If you would like to come in person, please let us know at registration@meditateintoronto.com (include which sessions).

Seating is limited and will be assigned on a first come-first served basis. We will notify you if we are able to accommodate your request. (To avoid disappointment, please do not come if you have not received confirmation that there is room for you).

Please email registration@meditateintoronto.com with questions or difficulties booking.

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