Protecting Our Spiritual Life

30 March – 1 April

About the Event

During this special regional celebration, Gen-la Khyenrab will grant the blessing empowerment of Dorje Shugden and give teachings on how we can transform difficult situations into causes of happiness by training our mind.

Dorje Shugden, the Wisdom Buddha Protector for this modern age, always helps, guides and protects pure, faithful practitioners by granting blessings, increasing their wisdom, fulfilling their wishes, and bestowing success on all their virtuous activities. He provides essential protection for our life.

Join us for a unique spiritual holiday that will leave you feeling peaceful, inspired and refreshed. Don’t miss this perfect opportunity to invigorate your spiritual life.


Friday 30 March

6:00pm • Registration opens

7:30-9:00pm • Introduction


Saturday 31 March

9:30-10:30am • Guided Meditation

11:00am-1:00pm • Blessing Empowerment

3:00-4:30pm • Commentary


Sunday 1 April

10:00-11:00am • Guided Meditation

11:30am-1:00pm • Commentary

2:30-4:00pm • Commentary


Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is a retired General Spiritual Director of NKT-IKBU, the National Spiritual Director of Canada, and the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Center Canada, Toronto.

His powerful teachings and pure example reflect his many years of reliance on his spiritual guide and experience of unifying Kadam Dharma with busy daily life. Gen-la Khyenrab is deeply respected throughout the Kadampa world as a sincere practitioner and powerful teacher.

Gen-la will grant the empowerment and give commentaries on Saturday and Sunday. Watch a video of Gen-la teaching below:


Other Celebration Teachers

The Friday introduction and morning meditations of the Celebration will be taught by other senior Kadampa teachers.

The Venue

The Celebration will be held at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada (631 Crawford St, Toronto, ON, M6G 3K1). The Centre is located north of Little Italy and is a 5-minute walk from both Christie and Ossington subway stations. Get directions.

What’s Here

• Registration

• Book & Gift Shop

• Lunch (Sat/Sun)

• Videolink for Parents with Kids

• Meditation Room

• Washrooms


There is no on-site parking available at Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada.  Please do not park on Crawford Street as it is a busy residential street. There may be street parking available on adjacent streets but you are advised to take public transit (TTC). Also, note that on Sundays, the subway only runs from 8am but streetcars and buses do run before that time. Make sure to plan your travel in advance. Please visit www.ttc.ca for information or visit www.greenp.com for public parking lots in the area.

Temporary overnight parking passes can be purchased for a flat rate of $21.09 (+ tax) per week from the City of Toronto website. Overnight street parking without such a permit will result in a ticket. There are many streets surrounding the residences and temple where you can park overnight.


Booking & Fees


Full Weekend Event • $150

Friday Only • $15

Saturday Only • $80

Sunday Only • $65

All proceeds for this event go to the International Temples Project for World Peace.



Vegetarian lunch is available on Saturday and Sunday when pre-ordered. Lunch includes a fresh-made sandwich from a local bakery and fruit. Select option during booking.



The cafe will be open between sessions, serving coffee, teas and baked goods. We also have a wide selection of snacks and drinks. All proceeds from sales at the cafe go to the International Temples Project for world peace.



Men and women’s dorm accommodation is provided at limited availability. Booking for 2 nights at $30 per night (includes buffet-style breakfast). Select option during booking.




631 Crawford St, Toronto, ON, M6G 3K1