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Upcoming Event | July 6 - July 7, 2024

Teachings by the Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche

Potala Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre is pleased to announce that H.E. Venerable Zasep Tulku Rinpoche will once again be coming to Thunder Bay!   If you will be in the area, please join us in person!   There are no prerequisites to the weekend and everyone is welcome.

On Saturday July 6, 2024, Rinpoche will provide teachings on Death and Dying including a short Amitabha Buddha Powa practice.  

On Sunday July 7, 2024 he will teach on Tong-len, the practice of taking and giving. This will include commentary on how to deal with delusions of the mind, obstacles to Dharma practice, the general drama of life and samsara, and their relation to handling the overwhelming suffering of the World.

The retreat will be held at the South Neebing Community Centre 1841 Mountain Road, Thunder Bay.

Attend one day or both. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m. each day and the retreat will begin at 10:00 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. The cost per day is $35.00 for members,  $45.00 for non-members or pay what you can. No one will be turned away because of their financial situation. New Potala memberships and renewals will be available as well.

At this time we are unable to offer the retreat online via Zoom,

We do hope you can join us in person for these special teachings.



We typically enjoy a potluck lunch at these retreats and if you would like to join in on one day or both your contribution of a dish would be most welcome. Labeling it will be helpful for anyone with allergies or dietary restrictions.

You are also welcome to bring your own box lunch or dine at one of the nearby restaurants: Beaux Daddies, Best Western, or Eatery 61.

Remember to bring a water bottle and a cushion. We do have a small number of cushions and chairs will be provided. Masks are optional.

Payment may be made by: cash, cheque made out to Potala Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Centre or by E-transfer to

There will be a limited number of Zasep Tulku Rinpoche's autobiography available for sale for $35.00 (First Edition, hard cover)




Past Event | March 21 - July 4, 2023

Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism


On March 21st, 2023 we began a short Introduction to Tibetan Buddhism program that we will continue to offer via Zoom each Tuesday evening. The last session of this is program was held on July 4, 2023


The format for these evenings will typically include a period of meditation as well as a talk or a reading which we can contemplate and discuss. As always, questions and comments will be welcome.

All sessions are open to everyone and do not require any previous practice experience.

If you are interested in joining us, please send an email to Potala Zoom and we will add your name to the Zoom invitation.  You will then receive a Zoom invitation on Tuesday evenings at 6 pm ET.  We will visit for 15 minutes to allow everyone to join the session and begin promptly at 6:15 pm. 

The sessions will vary in duration but we expect to conclude between 7:00 pm and 7:15 pm.  Feel free to join in at any time during the session as Zoom is designed to allow a “silent” entry.


There is no cost to attend these sessions although donations are always welcome and gratefully accepted. For details on making a donation please click on Membership/Donate


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