Freedom From All Fear

Empowerment of Buddha White Tara


Teachings on Faith


Gen la Kelsang Khyenrab

  • Date: November 9-11
  • Time: 7:30 Friday – 4 pm Sunday
  • Cost: See details below
  • Where: 631 Crawford Street, Toronto, M6G 3K1

About the Celebration

At the annual Dharma Celebration, an opportunity for students of Ontario Centres to celebrate together, Gen-la Khyenrab will bestow the empowerment of Buddha White Tara. White Tara is a female enlightened being whose function is to bestow long life, good fortune and wisdom. The compassion of all the Buddhas appears in the form of Arya White Tara. 
If we rely upon her with faith she will protect us from heavy diseases such as cancer and she will protect us from the dangers of fire and many other disasters. If we are wise we will wish to receive the blessings of this enlightened being in order to benefit ourself and others.  Gen-la Khyenrab will give a commentary to the practice of White Tara and teachings on how to develop and maintain the three types of faith.

About the Teachers

Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab is the Resident Teacher of Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada and the NKT National Spiritual Director for Canada. He has trained closely with Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for over thirty-five years and is an internationally renowned teacher. He is greatly admired for his powerful teachings as well as his pure example of humility and loving-kindness. He will grant the empowerment of White Tara and give teachings on faith.
Kelsang Kunden is a Canadian Buddhist nun and the Resident Teacher at Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre in Guelph. Kunden has been studying and practising Kadampa Buddhism for almost 20 years and was ordained by Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche in 2002. She will teach the Introduction to the Celebration.

Kelsang Choyang is the Resident Teacher at Joyful Land Buddhist Centre in Ottawa. She has studied and practised under Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche for 22 years. Choyang will guide the meditations at the Celebration.



7:30-9:00pm | Introduction


9:30am-10:30am | Guided Meditation

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00am-1:00pm | Blessing Empowerment of White Tara with Gen-la Khyenrab

1:00-3:00pm | Lunch Break

3:00-4:30pm | Commentary with Gen-la Khyenrab

6:30-8:00pm | Offering to the Spiritual Guide Prayers


9:30am-10:30am | Meditation

10:30-11:00am | Break

11:00-12:15pm | Commentary with Gen-la Khyenrab

12:15-2:30pm | Lunch Break

2:30-4:00pm | Commentary with Gen-la Khyenrab

4:00-4:30pm | Celebration Clean-up

Cost & Booking

$150 | Full Weekend

$15 | Friday

$80 | Saturday

$65 | Sunday

$7 | Cold lunch Saturday and/or Sunday includes fresh, made-to-order vegetarian sandwich from local bakery and fruit. Please pre-pay when purchasing ticket.

Accommodation A variety of accommodation is now available in our newly renovated residence, a short walk away. Continental breakfast is included. Booking must be for both nights. Please see booking form for details.

Children at the Celebration

Children are very welcome to attend the Ontario Dharma Celebration. However, please register all children (including infants) individually on the Booking Form. For safety and legal reasons, adult caregivers must provide the details for each child when registering on-site and children must be supervised at all times by their caregiver.

Fees for children:

Age 16 and above | adult prices apply

Age 9-15 | 50% off adult rates

Age 8 and under | free

All proceeds for this event go to International Temples Project charity