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Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

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Nungye Retreat April 13th and 14th.

1000 Arm AvalokiteshvaraThis special fasting and purification practice is performed in conjunctio with Eleven-faced Avalokiteshvara. Usually this practice is done over two days, with the eight Mahayana precepts being taken at the beginning of each day. On the first day it is customary to abstain from all meals apart from lunch. On the second day we engage in a complete fast, abstaining from all food and drink for twenty-four hours. On both days we do three sessions of the puja - one first thing in the morning, one before lunch, and one late in the afternoon. If we wish we can repeat the pattern of the two days many times. Those who are unable to engage in a complete fast can participate in the puja on the second day, provided they take the eight Mahayana precepts on the day.

Precepts will be offered at the Centre both days at 6:30am. Session before lunch on Sunday 13th will take place after Prayers for World Peace.

Beginning on April 1st, Drop-in classes at the Centre will be held on Tuesdays, at 7:00pm

The web site for Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre (AKBC). We are a small centre located in Mississauga Ontario. We run branch classes in Glen Williams / Georgetown and also in Brampton. Please check out our calendar of events for April, 2014 for a list of events and activities for the month ahead..

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General Program Classes

The theme for our General Program classes for the month of April is: Lasting Happiness for Ourselves and Others.

Brampton General Program Class

There is no class in Brampton on Tuesday April 1st. Brampton GP classes are moving to North Bramalea United Church and resume Monday April 7th, 2014, at 7:00pm. Hope to see you there.

Oakville Class Notice

There are no classes schedued for Oakville at this time. Want to bring Buddhist teachings to Oakville? Invite us to your school, church or place of work. Please e-mail us to get things started.

Invite Us!

Would you like to invite the Dharma to your school, church, town, club or social event? If so, please e-mail us and tell us what you have in mind.


Drop-in classes and meditations at AKBC

The full programme of  classes which you can join at any time will be offered at all branches. Topics are listed according to branch and day of the week.

For a full calendar of events scheduled in your area, please visit www.meditateinmississauga/monthly-calendars


Welcome to Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre (AKBC)

AKBC is a member of the New Kadampa Tradition (NKT), a branch of Tibetan Mahayana Buddhism that has been active in the west since 1977. NKT presents Buddha's message of love, compassion and skillful living in a way that makes it easy for westerners to approach, understand and practice.

We offer introductory classes on Buddhism (Drop-in classes), meditation classes for beginners, guided meditations, retreats, or special courses. We offer all level of Buddhist studies, books on meditation; Buddhism, helpful reference materials, and the fellowship of a spiritual community.

Meditation is for everyone, regardless of religious background, race, ethnicity, gender, or orientation. We welcome everyone, including people of all faiths, to any of our Kadampa meditation centres throughout the Greater Toronto Area and beyond. There are over 1,100 Kadampa meditation centres and groups worldwide.

The calendar includes our regular classes, retreats and activities suitable for people of all interests. Look for classes in:

Hope to see you at one soon!


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Avalokiteshvara Kadampa Buddhist Centre

12 Peter Street South Unit 3, Mississauga, Ontario L5H 0A1
Tel: 905.274.7432 Email:

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A member of the New Kadampa Tradition - International Kadampa Buddhist Union.