Yearly Calendar Events

Regular Dates for 2009 for Gaden Samten Ling

  • Tuesdays at 7 pm:
    Beginners' Class and Secular Meditation
  • Wednesdays at 7 pm:
    Intermediate Class and Lam Rim Teachings
  • Sundays at 11 am:
    Rituals and Pujas (see specific details below)

*Occasionally sits may be cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances.
Please call first (479-0014)  to confirm!*

January | February | March
| April | May | June
July | August | September
October | November | December

Please note:  dates are subject to change.  The regular ritual practices (i.e.  Tara/Chenrezig, Guru Puja, Vajrasatva, & Palden Lhamo) dates are based on the lunar calendar and are listed as such.  However, we will review each month and consider whether we will actually be doing the practice on that date or changing it, as there may be a conflict with Beginners Class or Intermediate Class.   We therefore recommend that you regularly check our calendar for date changes which will be noted by an asterisk (*). 

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topJanuary
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
January 1
Thursday
  New Year's Day
January 2
Friday
  New Year, New Building Matching Challenge begins
January 4
Sunday
NO CLASS
Centre closed for holidays
  
January 6
Tuesday
Centre opens
Beginner's Class & Secular Meditation
  
January 7
Wednesday
Intermediate/Lam Rim Class begins  
January 8
Thursday
  "MAJOR GIFT PROSPECT PLANNING SESSION" at 7 PM
January 11
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa Full Moon
January 18
Sunday
GREEN TARA EMPOWERMENT and intro to the 100,000 Tara Praises Recitation to be done in 2009 for the swift success of the GSL New Building Project   
January 23
Friday
  New Year, New Building Matching Challenge ends
January 25
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo New Moon
January 26
Monday
  Board Meeting at 6:30 PM
Solar Eclipse
 
topFebruary
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
Feburary 1
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
February 8
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
February 9
Monday
  Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse
February 15
Sunday
No Puja Family Day Weekend
February 16
Monday
  Alberta Family Day
February 21
Saturday
  Momo Making Lessons & Bee
February 22
Sunday
  Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo & Cleaning Centre for Losar
February 24
Tuesday
Beginner's Class Cancelled. Preparation for Losar New Moon
February 25
Wednesday
Intermediate Class Cancelled. Preparation for Losar Actual Tibetan New Year
February 28
Saturday
  Losar (Tibetan New Year, 10 AM), Prayers & New Year's Lunch followed by 2009 GSL Annual General Meeting
 
topMarch
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
March 1
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
March 3 - 10
Tuesday (to next Tuesday)
  ONE-WEEK RETREAT to recite 100,000 Tara Short Praises, 10 AM to 4 PM
March 7
Saturday
Set clocks ahead 1 hour before bed as Daylight Savings Time Starts 2 am Sunday
March 8
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
March 10
Tuesday
  Shakyamuni Buddha's Miracle Day - Chotrul Duchen, Full Moon
March 15
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
March 18
Wednesay
  9th Anniversary of Kushok arriving at GSL
March 22
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
March 26
Thursday
  New Moon
March 28
Saturday
  ONE-DAY RETREAT (10 AM - 4 PM)
The Way of the Bodhisattva, Ch.4
March 29
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
 
topApril
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
April 5
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
April 9
Thursday
  Full Moon
April 12
Sunday
No Puja Easter Sunday
April 19
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
April 25
Saturday
  New Moon
April 26
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
 
topMay
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
May 2
Saturday
  Great Human Race for the GSL New Building Fund
May 3
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
May 9
Saturday
KALACHAKRA ONE-DAY RETREAT (10 AM - 4 PM, For Initiates Only) Full Moon
May 10
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
May 17
Sunday
No Puja Victoria Day Weekend
May 18
Monday
  Victoria Day
May 24
Sunday
RITUAL TO PURIFY THE EXTERNAL AND INTERNAL ENVIRONMENTS OF NEGATIVE ENERGY New Moon
May 31
Sunday
  MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT
 
topJune
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
June 7
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa Buddha's Birth, Death & Enlightenment - SAGA DAWA DUCHEN, 5 AM. Mahayana Sojong Vows. Full Moon
June 14
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
June 21
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
June 22
Monday
  New Moon
June 28
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
 
topJuly
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
July 1
Wednesday
No Class Canada Day
July 5
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa Potluck Party for HIS HOLINESS THE 14th DALAI LAMA'S 74th BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION
July 6
Monday
  HHDL's actual 74th birthday
July 7
Tuesday
  Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse
July 12
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
July 19
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
July 25
Saturday
 CALM ABIDING MEDITATION RETREAT (10 AM - 4 PM, Providence Centre)Shakyamuni Buddha's 1st Teaching - CHOKHOR DUCHEN
July 26
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
 
topAugust
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
August 2
Sunday
No Puja, Heritage Day Weekend  
August 3
Monday
  Heritage Day
August 5
Wednesday
  Full Moon
August 6
Thursday
  Lunar Eclipse
August 9
Sunday
Puja - Medicine buddha  
August 13
Thursday
 6th ANNUAL RETREAT in the Rockies (near Jasper) 
August 14
Friday
 6th ANNUAL RETREAT in the Rockies (near Jasper) 
August 15
Saturday
 6th ANNUAL RETREAT in the Rockies (near Jasper) 
August 16
Sunday
NO RITUALS due to the retreat6th ANNUAL RETREAT in the Rockies (near Jasper) 
August 20
Thursday
  New Moon
August 23
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
August 29
Saturday
  MOMO MAKING LESSONS & BEE (9:30 AM)
August 30
Sunday
Sunday Regular Meditation cancelled due to momo-making for Bazaar MOMO MAKING LESSONS & BEE (9:30 AM)
 
topSeptember
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
September 4
Friday
  Full Moon
September 5
Saturday
  MOMO MAKING LESSONS & BEE (9:30 AM)
September 6
Sunday
Sunday Regular Meditation cancelled due to momo-making for Bazaar MOMO MAKING LESSONS & BEE (9:30 AM)
September 7
Monday
  Labour Day
September 12
Saturday
  16th TIBETAN BAZAAR (10 AM -5 PM)
Alberta Avenue Hall, 9210-118 Ave
September 13
Sunday
  16th TIBETAN BAZAAR (10 AM - 5 PM)
September 18
Friday
  New Moon
September 20
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
September 27
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
 
topOctober
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
October 4
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa Full Moon
October 11
Sunday
No Puja - Thanksgiving Weekend  
October 12
Monday
  Thanksgiving Day
October 18
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo New Moon
October 24
Saturday
 ONE-DAY RETREAT (10 AM - 4 PM)
The Way of the Bodhisaattva, Ch.4 cont
 
October 25
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
October 31
Saturday
Set clocks ahead 1 hour before bed as Daylight Savings Time Starts 2 am Sunday
 
topNovember
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
November 1
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
November 2
Monday
  Full Moon
November 8
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
November 9
Monday
  Buddha's Descent from Tushita Day LHABAB DUCHEN
November 11
Wednesday
  No Class, Remembrance Day
November 15
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
November 16
Monday
  New Moon
November 22
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara   
November 27
Friday
  VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION DINNER
(6 PM, India Garden, 4820-76 Ave)
November 29
Sunday
Puja - Lama Chopa  
 
topDecember
DateRitualsRetreatsSpecial Events
December 2
Wednesday
  Full Moon
December 6
Sunday
Puja - Medicine Buddha  
December 10
Thursday
  20th Anniversary of His Holiness receiving the Nobel Peace Prize
December 11
Friday
Puja - Lama Chopa Puja - Lama Chopa for GANDEN Ngamchoe (Anniversary of the Parinirvana of Je Tsongkhapa - Gelug Lineage Founder) and to celebrate His Holiness' Nobel Peace Prize Anniversary
December 13
Sunday
Puja - Vajrasattva & Palden Lhamo  
December 16
Wednesday
  New Moon
December 20
Sunday
Puja - Chenresig & Tara  
December 22 - 31
  No Puja and Class, Centre Closed for Holidays
December 31
Wednesday
  Full Moon, Lunar Eclipse

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