Monthly Archives: April 2012

For Oprah’s Lifeclass Finale in Toronto, Oprah teams up with all four teachers—Iyanla Vanzant, Tony Robbins, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra, to talk about mastering the art of gratitude. See it on OWN, or on Monday, April 30, at 8/7c.

Oprah’s Lifeclass Finale in Toronto – Oprah Winfrey Show Preview

First Look: Oprah and the Oprah’s Lifeclass: the Tour Teachers on Mastering the Art of Gratitude

In the season finale of Oprah’s Lifeclass: the Tour, Oprah teams up with all four teachers—Iyanla Vanzant, Tony Robbins, Bishop T.D. Jakes and Deepak Chopra—in Toronto, Canada, to talk about mastering the art of gratitude. Tune in to OWN or log on to or on Monday, April 30, at 8/7c.

A small earthquake striked off Vancouver Island today’s morning, April 27th 2012. Natural Resources Canada says the 4.4 magnitude quake hit an area about 150 kilometres west of Vancouver Island shortly before 7 a.m. There are no reports of damage etc., so everything is fine :-)

Mukti will be in Vancouver on May 24-25th. 2012. May 24, 2012. Time Thursday, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM.

Location: The University of British Colombia
Asian Centre
403-1871 West Mall
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2

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Buddhist Thought and Practice. 1st of July – 5th of August

The Dharma Gate Buddhist College is organizing a summer school in Budapest, Hungary. The event is the second part of a series of Budapest Buddhist Summer Schools to take place every summer.

Ven. Khammai Dhammasami – 1st – 7th of July
“Discourse on Mindfulness”. Vipassana meditation course based on Satipatthana-sutta (Discourse on Mindfulness) – for people with or without Vipassana meditation (“insight into the true nature of reality”) practice.

Lecturer and meditation teacher from Mahachulalongkornrajavidyalaya University, Thailand – 8th – 12nd of July
Details will be announced later.

Lama Tony Duff – 13th – 21st of July
“Unending Auspiciousness: Finding Safe Direction from the Unreal to the Real”. Meditation course based on an important text on taking refuge, The Sutra of the Recollection of the Noble Three Jewels in a way that shows all level of meaning.

Richard Gombrich – 23rd of July – 4th of August
Join Professor Richard Gombrich for his high-quality Pali Course for beginners enabling students to read and discuss texts of the Pali Canon.

Joanna Jurewicz – 23rd – 25th of July
“Early Buddhist and Vedic Thought”

All programmes will be held in English with Hungarian translation. More information on

Summer Courses 2012 at International Buddhist Academy – Boudha, Kathmandu, Nepal.

In the Summer of 2012 we will offer three separate month-long courses in Buddhist meditation and philosophy, all of which are essential for deep and genuine Buddhist practice. The first and third months have a practical emphasis: dealing with the procedures of Buddhist practice, including teachings on mind training. The second month is more philosophically-oriented.

Uiting Method and Wisdom: June 4-29
Kamalaśīla’s Stages of Meditation (Bhāvanākrama) taught by Khenpo Jamyang Tenzin

This treatise was composed in Tibet by Kamalaśīla, the famous disciple of the celebrated abbot Śāntarakṣita. It is Kamalaśīla’s most widely renowned work, comprising three books, the objective of which is to teach the authentic procedure for progressing on the spiritual path. In this course we will study the first book, which is the most extensive of the three and is rarely taught.

To help students build up their personal meditation practice, Khenpo Jamyang Tenzin will supplement his explanations on the text with daily sessions of guided meditation. In this way, this will be a comprehensive course, covering both the theoretical as well as the practical aspects of the Buddhist path.

Entering Reality: July 3-31
Candrakīrti’s Introduction to the Middle Way (Madhyamakāvātra) taught by Khenpo Ngawang Jorden

Candrakīrti was a Buddhist master famous for his exposition of the Madhyamaka (‘Middle Way’) philosophy, generally regarded in Tibet as the pinnacle of Buddhist thought. More than just an introduction to this philosophy, his Introduction to the Middle Way is an extensive and profound treatise studied by all traditions of Tibetan Buddhism up to the present day, aimed at revealing the view of ultimate reality.

The Alchemy of Suffering: August 6-31. Rabjampa Kunga Yeshe’s extensive treatise on Mind Training: A Stream of Nectar – Pith Instructions for the Cultivation of the Two Bodhicittas taught by Khenpo Ngawang Jorden
According to the Mahāyāna, it is said that the entire Buddhist path is contained in one thing only: the practice of bodhicitta, the mind of enlightenment. This text teaches methods of mind training for the cultivation of bodhicitta. These methods are easy to apply in everyday life and have the power to produce a profound inner transformation.

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Constance Kellough, Founder and Publisher of Namaste Publishing, will be sharing how she met Eckhart Tolle and came to be his publisher for The Power of Now, Stillness Speaks, A New Earth.

This event is kindle hosted at Friends for Life, a non-profit organization which enhances the wellness of individuals living with very serious illnesses, by providing complementary and alternative health and support services. For more information and registration:

THANK YOU all for sharing presence on April 22nd at our “Eckhart Tolle & Earth Day Vancouver: David Lam Park, FALSE CREEK” gathering, it has been wonderful meeting/seeing you again. Peace,


The First Canadian Conference on Positive Psychology will be hosted in Toronto on July 20th & 21st 2012. Attendees of the first Canadian Conference in Positive Psychology will have many opportunities to discuss the latest research in positive psychology, hear from leading edge researchers in the field and learn from practitioners who are applying this in various fields. It is a great opportunity to interact with like-minded people who focus on studying what is best in life and how to create more of it.

The mission of the Canadian Positive Psychology Association (CPPA) is to promote the science and practice of positive psychology and its research-based applications, and to facilitate collaboration and communication among researchers, practitioners, teachers, and students in Canada and around the world, across disciplines, who are interested in positive psychology.

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April 23, 2012

Mastering others is strength; mastering yourself is true power.

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