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Fusion of Mahayana-Vajrayana Buddhism

The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple is one of the few meditation-practicing Mahayana-Vajrayana Buddhism fusion temples in North America.

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Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple

The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple, set within a tranquil forest north of Toronto, is a registered temple in Canada which practices and emphasizes the importance of the three methods of attaining wisdom: listening, contemplation, and cultivation. The temple also practices loving-kindness, compassion, and Bodhicitta, core teachings of Buddha.-

A spiritual path to our forest temple

Awakening the inner wisdom and joy by meditation

Being filled with delight in the Dharma

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Temple Characteristics

Temple Characteristics

The fusion of Sutrayana and Tantrayana teachings is one of the few Buddhist meditation monasteries in North America that integrates both Sutrayana and Tibetan Vajrayana teachings.
Taken refuge under H.H. the 17th Karmapa, the Abbess Master Miao Jing and Master Miao Yin insisted on following the highest guide of H.H. the 17th Karmapa, who was triumphant to learn Buddhism and meditation. When the conditions were mature, they began to take responsibility. Canada’s important task of spreading Buddhism..

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Adult Mindfulness Training

Adult Mindfulness Training

The temple offers adult mindfulness training. Through practicing Mindfulness Meditation, you will awaken the inner wisdom and peace. In Buddhist philosophy, the ultimate benefit of meditation is liberation of the mind from attachment. The liberated or “enlightened” practitioner no longer needlessly follows desires or clings to experiences, but instead maintains a calm mind and sense of inner harmony.

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Youth Meditation Training

Youth Meditation Training

Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple hopes to teach the youth to practice Buddha’s precious teachings in daily life. Moreover, it is conveyed to the hearts of young people in a relaxed and lively manner, and the Dharma is used to absorb the seeds of kindness of young people and children, so that the seeds of goodness can germinate, root and grow, and become a towering tree of goodness. We believe youth with the correct life moral and compassion will have a positive impact on society.

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Blessing Ceremony Conducted by H.H. the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje

H.H. the 17th Karmapa graced the Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple by conducting a blessing ceremony, ground breaking for future buildings and laying the foundations for Buddha stupas
At 1:45 PM, June 8, 2017, H.H. the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje graced the Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple, which is set within a tranquil forest north of Toronto, Canada. Under the guidance of the abbess Master Miao Jing, the lay practitioners respectfully lined alongside the secluded path full of fresh flowers, with their hands holding up white khatas, waiting wholeheartedly for the arrival of H.H. the 17th Karmapa Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The sky was crystal blue with a gentle breeze and the soothing sounds of insects and birds. The surroundings displayed a sense of auspiciousness.

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Awakening the inner wisdom and joy by meditation
Being filled with delight in the Dharma

The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple, set within a tranquil forest north of Toronto, is a registered temple in Canada which practices and emphasizes the importance of the three methods of attaining wisdom: listening, contemplation, and cultivation. The temple also practices loving-kindness, compassion, and Bodhicitta, core teachings of Buddha.

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Teachings by H.H. the 17th Karmapa at Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple on June 8th, 2017

Buddhism does not differentiate between sects. The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple is a comparatively well integrated Buddhist center of Mahayana and Vajrayana Buddhism. Meaning-wise, this is slightly different. So I hope under the guidance of the two Masters, everyone can do better and bring harmoniously joy from integrated Buddhism into the hearts of all Buddhists. I feel that this is very important. Everyone will be able to receive more teaching and more Dharma nutrition. And by so doing, the Bodhichitta will grow, and tap into wisdom faster and more holistically.- H.H. the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje

Awakening: An Interview with Ven. Miao Jing on the First International Buddhist Bhikkhuni Forum

Ven. Master Miao Jing established the North American Karma Kagyu Bhikkhuni Institute, and hosted the First International Buddhist Bhikkhuni Forum was held at the University of Toronto, Canada on 26–27 May, 2018 under the forum theme “Awakening”.

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Support Donation

A fixed donation of CAD 50 per month is supported for a period of more than 3 years. The temple will recite the Medicine Buddha Mantra and the Guan Yin Mantra to the family of the practitioners every month!

Thank you for your donation to support the growth of the Great Compassion Bodhi Temple! You are boundless with great virtue and kindness!

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Lamp Offering

Lamp Offering

Light a lamp in front of Buddha and pray for blessings, thereby removing the filth of greed, anger, and ignorance. Allow your body, speech, and.. Read More →
Fundraising for Buddha’s Relic Stupa

Fundraising for Buddha’s Relic Stupa

The temple will initiate fundraising and welcome the solemn gilt stupa to the temple to enshrine the brain relics of Sakyamuni Buddha and bless the.. Read More →
Great Compassion Supporter Membership

Great Compassion Supporter Membership

The Great Compassion Bodhi Prajna Temple, Toronto Canada, invites you to initiate the field of merit. Having proper knowledge can benefit you for lifetimes. One.. Read More →

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