Shantideva Retreat


Shantideva Retreat
Saturday, May 4, 2024
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM

In Person and via Zoom
Investment: $45

Spiritual Director Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe welcomes new and returning students to join him for a one day retreat in  Cultivating Patience. This retreat will provide valuable information about how to manage life’s difficulties through learning how to overcome anger to find inner peace.

The patience chapter is a reflection on how to focus our lives on benefitting others and avoiding harming them; this concept of non-harming is the very core and heart of the Buddhist path. Cultivating a heart that wishes not to harm others is essential to developing the skill of patience. Patience in the Buddhist path doesn’t mean grinning and bearing suffering, it means cultivating a mind that deeply understands the root causes of suffering and then transforming our mind, speech and actions to avoid these causes so that our days can be filled with more joy.


Kushok Lobsang Dhamchoe Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society

Kushok Lobsang Dhamchöe is the Spiritual Director of Gaden Samten Ling Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Society in Edmonton, AB, Canada. He is a Tibetan Buddhist monk and meditation teacher who studied and served for over 30 years at the personal monastery of His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama in in Dharamsala, India – Namgyal Tantric College.

Kushok’s warm hearted nature and humourous teaching style attracts students from all walks of life. His teachings on mindfulness meditation, calm abiding meditation, vajrayana meditation, Gelugpa Buddhist philosophy, compassion, and secular ethics are always in high demand.

Take advantage of this opportunity to benefit from Kushok’s wisdom and experience. To learn more, please read Kushok’s full bio.


10:00 am to 12:00 pm – Morning session 
12:00 pm to 1:00 pm –  Lunch
1:30 pm to 4:00 pm – Afternoon session


This event will take place at the Alberta Centre for Peace and Meditation, 11403-101 Street, Edmonton, Alberta T5G 2A9. A zoom link will be sent a few days before the teaching event for those who can not attend in person.


  • The book, Shantideva’s Way of the Bodhisattva (or you can buy a copy in the bookstore)
  • Notebook and pen
  • Warm shawl
  • Bagged lunch or money to dine out at a restaurant


Your investment for this daylong retreat is $45. Please register by Thursday, May 2.

It is Gaden Samten Ling’s policy that no one should be turned away due to lack of funds. If you feel you would benefit from this course but are unable to register for financial reasons, please contact Gillian at [email protected].

Refund Policy: An individual may receive a refund, less a $5 administration fee, if they request the refund from the Society Office by email, before 2:00 PM the day after the class.


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