Bodhi Path Calgary upcoming programs

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Calgary Vajrayana

Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish, Bodhi Path Chicago
Trinlay Rinpoche at the University of Calgary, 2013

Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish will be returning to Calgary for an inspiring two week teaching program in October. Rachel is currently the resident teacher at Bodhi Path Chicago. She is a highly trained and experienced practitioner, having spent over 7 years in retreat studying with Gendun Rinpoche, Shamar Rinpoche and other masters. This will be a great opportunity to learn more about the Dharma and to deepen our meditation practice. More information about these events is available on the Bodhi Path Calgary website.

Discover Joyful Mind: Learn to Meditate
with Rachel Parrish
Thursday, Oct. 2, 2014

If you’ve been waiting for an opportunity to learn meditation from an accomplished practitioner, this is it. Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish shares her knowledge and experience in a warm, engaging way in this introduction to the Buddhist path. Learn how to stabilize your mind through meditation as a first step toward realizing the abundant joy and spacious clarity of your innate nature. [More details]

Lojong: The Practice of Mind Training
with Rachel Parrish
Saturday, Oct. 4 & Sunday, Oct. 5, 2014

Mind training, known as Lojong in Tibetan, is a practical and profound practice that helps us cultivate insight, awareness, and compassion within our daily lives. The first step of this path is to develop a firm foundation of the proper meditation techniques: Calm Abiding meditation (Shine/Shamatha), Insight meditation (Lhagtong/Vipassana), and ‘giving and taking’ (Tonglen). These weekend sessions will be devoted to learning and developing these different types of meditation. [More details]

Four Reflections for Daily LIfe
with Rachel Parrish
Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2014

Four profound methods to help free yourself from the stress and difficulties of daily life, to stay focused on what is important, and to develop a positive perspective. [More details]

The Way of the Bodhisattva
with Rachel Parrish
Thursday, Oct. 9, 2014

Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish gives us an overview of Shantideva’s text and guidance for how we can use it to establish a foundation in the practice of the six perfections (Skt. Pāramitās) along the bodhisattva path. We are currently studying Th­e Way of the Bodhisattva in our regular weekly Thursday evening sessions and viewing video teachings on the text by Karma Trinlay Rinpoche, so this will be a great opportunity to bring up any questions that you might have. [More details]

Visualization Practices: 35 Buddhas & Chenrezig
with Rachel Parrish
Saturday, Oct.11 & Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014

Learn more about these powerful meditative practises to purify ordinary perception, achieve mindfulness and transform habitual patterns of mind. In this special four session weekend course, Rachel will provide an introduction to Buddhist visualization methods and offer guidance for practicing the meditation of Chenrezig as well as the Confession to the 35 Buddhas (or Three Heaps) Sutra practice. [More details]

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