Medicine Buddha and Jangwa – Sunday Sept 9 10:30 a.m.

The regular schedule resumes September with Sunday Dharma teachings at 10am and Tuesday medication/prayers at 7pm.

There is a special event this coming Sunday, Medicine Buddha prayer and fire ritual.
10:30 am – noon: Medicine Buddha prayer
noon – 1:30pm: Potluck lunch
1:30pm – 3:30pm: Fire ritual

The prayer is of benefit to those who suffer from physical/mental sickness. The fire ritual (Jangwa) is helpful to those who have recently passed away to direct them towards rebirth in a higher realm. You may bring a copy of their picture or write their name onto a piece of paper as part of the ritual.


Saturday (Aug 25) Picnic at Edworthy Park


We are holding a potluck picnic at Edworthy Park, friends and family are welcome.

There will be some backyard games and activities and a trail around the park to enjoy, you are also encouraged to bring your own favourites, balls, frisbees etc.

Time: 11 a.m. to ~1 p.m. But feel free to come early to help setup and stay as long as you like.

Potluck list

Here’s a list of potluck items people intend to bring to help others decide on what they might like to make/contribute. Let us know what you’d like to bring and we’ll add it to this list.


  • maybe some noodles – Peter
  • veg fried rice – Pema
  • veg perogees – Lynn
  • empanadas of different fillings – Belu
  • bean/grain salad – Joanna
  • veggie tray – Michelle


  • a greeny salad – Peter
  • fruit – Pema
  • dill pickles – Joanna


  • water – Peter
  • juice – Joanna
  • pop – Perez


  • baklava – Cliff
  • butter tarts – Joanna
  • Angel’s Cappuccino & Ice Cream across the river


  • paper plates/utensils – Peter
  • napkins – Perez
  • plastic cups – Joanna
  • ice – Peter
  • extra lawn chairs – anyone


Edworthy park map:


We will be at the southeast unlabelled picnic area. Update: we are at 2 tables just off the main gravel path.

Please contact us if you’d like to arrange a carpool.

Depending on smoke/weather conditions we may need to postpone or possibly move the event indoors. An email will be sent out and the website will be updated to communicate any change in plans.

August Schedule Update

For the month of August we will have a break in regular Sunday teachings and Tuesday meditation/prayers, save for a couple of special events.

Vajrasattva Purification Retreat
Sunday Aug 12 – 10 A.M. to 3 P.M.
The day’s events will follow this approximate schedule:
10:00 am – 11:30 am: First Session
Introduction to Vajrasatva Retreat Practice, including Meaning & Benefits of Vajrasatva mantra,Visualization instruction, Giving of mantra Transmission

11:30 – 11:45 – 15 min Break

11:45 – 12:45 pm: Second session
Recitation of Sadhana, Mantra with visualization meditation

12:45 – 1:45pm Lunch (potluck see restrictions below)

1:45 – 3:00pm: Third Session
Recitation of Sadhana, Mantra with visualization meditation

Note: Food restrictions for the day: no meat including fish or seafood, no eggs. All the offerings for the alter should not contain animal fat. You can bring fruits, flowers, cookies without animal fats or lights.

JTCL Picnic at Edworthy Park
Saturday Aug 25 – 11 A.M. to 1 P.M.

A get-together at Edworthy Park. Guests are welcome. We will have a potluck picnic and have a nice time at the park.

To help organize what will be brought, we will keep an updated list of items here. Send an email to let us know what you intend to bring!

Current Potluck list:

– Bottled water: Peter



Regular dharma teaching & prayers are currently scheduled to resume Sunday September 2.