Sponsored and organized by the Karma Kagyu Association of Canada, this offering of aspiration prayers will be made under the guidance and blessing of His Holiness, the 17th Gyalwang Karmapa, Ogyen Trinley Dorje. The 2013 Monlam will feature the conferring of the Mahayana Sojong Vows, recitation of prayers, meditation sessions, daily teachings regarding the Monlam and on the final day of June 30th, a celebration of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa’s birthday.
Dates: June 26 – 30, 2013
Times daily: 7am – 7pm
Location: Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre 40 Titan Road, Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2J8 (Just west of Islington on Titan Road)
Suggested Donation: $50 per day or $225 for 5 days (breakfast and lunch included) No charge for Monastics and 3 Year Retreatants and accommodation provided. Long Life and Prayers for the Deceased Offerings: $5 per name. Please contact Betty Lam at email@example.com for more information.
For information on sponsorships, including daily sponsorships of
breakfast, lunch, tea, tsok and shrine offerings please see the
There will be a group of booths for Dharma Centres and vendors. If
you are interested in having a booth in the market please contact us.
Buses will be provided from Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, the Kagyu
Monastery in Parkdale located at 7 Laxton Ave. beginning at 5am and
returning at the end of the day.
We hope you will be able to join us for this most auspicious event.
There are two discounted accommodations for those attending the monlam:
Hwy 427 and the QEW
Stay Inn Suites
560 Evans Ave, Etobicoke
Hwy 427 and the QEW
Canada’s Best Value Inn
650 Evans Ave, Etobicoke
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Travelling to Tibetan Cultural Centre or KSDL:
Here is a quick overview or call Toronto Transit for detailed travelling directions: 416-393-4636 (INFO)
About Taxi service:
If you are travelling from the airport, there are many taxis just outside the terminal that you can just hop on. Here are numbers of Taxi service in Toronto:
Beck Taxi: 416-751-5555 http://www.becktaxi.com/
Crown Taxi: 416-240-0000 http://crowntaxi.com/
How to get to the Tibetan Cultural Centre by bus from the airport:
From the airport you can take the bus to Kipling subway station, and from there travel to Islington subway station to take the bus to Tibetan Cultural centre. Take the 110 Islington bus from Islington subway station. Get off at Titan Road. Then walk to the Tibetan Cultural centre which is at 40 Titan Road. You can call Toronto Transit for travelling directions: 416-393-INFO
How to get to the Tibetan Cultural Centre by bus/subway from Toronto:
From whereever you are try to get to a subway station. Once there travel to Islington subway station which is close to the last stop in the west end. Take the bus from Islington subway to Tibetan Cultural Centre. Take the 110 Islington bus from Islington subway station. Get off at Titan Road. Then walk to the Tibetan Cultural centre.
How to get to KSDL by bus from airport:
If you wish to get to KSDL from the airport, just take the bus to Kipling subway station. Once there travel on the subway to Lansdowne station and take the bus down south to Queen street. From Queen and Lansdowne intersection you can walk to KSDL.
Another way is to take the 58 Malton bus from the airport. This bus travels on Lawrence West street. Get off at Caledonia Road which is approximately 30-40 minutes after getting on the bus. At Caledonia Road take the 47 Lansdowne bus south to Queen street which is approximately 30-40 mins. From Queen and Lansdowne you can walk to KSDL.
How to get to KSDL from Union station:
If you are travelling by train or bus you might get dropped off at Union station in Toronto. Union station is located in downtown Toronto. From Union station take the subway to Queen subway station approximately a few stops north of Union subway station. Take the Queen streetcar west and then get off at Lansdowne street (approximately 30-40 minutes of travelling time). From Queen/Lansdowne walk to KSDL.
How to get to KSDL from Queen/Lansdowne:
Arriving at QUEEN/LANSDOWNE
Walk down Jameson Ave (TD bank at the corner) and turn on Laxton Avenue (about 2 min walk). The address is 7 Laxton Ave.
Address of Tibetan Cultural Centre:
Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre
40 Titan Road
Etobicoke, ON M8Z 2J8
Address of Karma Sonam Dargye Ling:
7 Laxton Avenue
Toronto, ON, M6K 1K8
Tel. (416) 653-5371