Whenever we have a sincere intention to truly benefit others and with this motivation then follow through with an action to try to accomplish this wish, we accumulate positive karma. This karma then manifests as personal good fortune and happiness. Our struggle to fulfill our wishes and achieve lasting happiness, is due to a lack of positive karma, also known as merit. Without accumulating abundant merit, our worldly and spiritual wishes will never be achieved. This is because no cause to produce such a result has been created. Learn how to create vast merit easily and thereby insure your own great good fortune.



10 am – 1 pm


Cost: $25   members $10


In celebration of NKT Day, there will be a special presentation of the benefits & function of international dharma festivals. This event will include a short talk by the Resident Teacher, Gen Kelsang Rabgye and a video presentation. The event will begin with a provided lunch.



Lunch 1 – 1:45 pm

1:45 pm  – Talk and video presentation




If we wish to progress on the spiritual path, necessarily we must and will receive blessings from enlightened beings. Such blessings enhance the power and scope of our virtuous abilities and practices. They also enable improved control over our distracted and unruly mind. The frequency and power of these blessings depends upon our applying effort to improve our mind and developing special wisdom and faith. This course will explore the wisdom and faith that we need to employ. In this way, we will be able to progress swiftly and fulfill all of our virtuous wishes.



10 am – 1 pm


Cost: $25   members $10



This retreat will conclude the series of three half-day courses of the essential practices of Buddhadharma: Purifying Accumulated Negative Karma; Accumulating Positive Karma; Receiving Blessings. The retreat will focus both on a review of the essential teachings of each of the courses and will be guided, so as to illuminate the most profound objects of meditation that were explained in these courses.





Session 1: Purifying Accumulated Negative Karma 9 – 10:30 am
Session 2: Purifying Accumulated Negative Karma 11 am – 12:30 pm
Lunch 12:30 – 2 pm
Session 3: Accumulating Positive Karma 2 – 3:30 pm
Session 4: Receiving Blessings 4 – 5:30 pm


Free to attend



In June of 2003, Venerable Geshe Kelsang Gyatso Rinpoche named and formally established Samudra Kadampa Buddhist Centre. One of the catalysts for this was that earlier in the year a commercial space was rented and the Centre began functioning like an independent NKT Dharma Centre. As a result, Samudra Centre has established a continuous presence in Hamilton ever since, and many people have been able to benefit from Buddha’s sublime teachings that reveal the path to everlasting happiness.


Date/Time: Saturday June 24, 2023
12 – 4 pm


Venue: Christie Lake Conservation Area, Marina Pavilion
1000 Hwy 5, Dundas ON  L9H 5E2
12 pm – Short Introduction with a teaching on the value and function of a Dharma Centre.
12:30 pm – Lunch
2 pm – Special Announcement












The path to happiness is the transformation of our mind.

Discover for yourself Buddha’s timeless wisdom and the power of our mind to manifest permanent inner peace.