Retreat at Sarana Springs, Chatsworth, ON / Sept 13 – 22, 2013
SEPT 14 MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT 10AM (essential for those wishing to practice Medicine Buddha Meditation)
RETREAT SCHEDULE: SEPT 15-20 TEACHINGS WITH LAMA KARMA 10AM & 7PM & PRACTICE SESSIONS 7AM, 5PM & 9PM
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Join Lama Karma and several Bhutanese sand artisans throughout the week for a Sand Mandala Festival and see a rare sand mandala being meticulously created over a week at Grey Roots. Additional children’s activities, talks, and ceremonies are scheduled throughout the week. Week-long Festival passes . . . Read More.
Lethbridge is home to a large and growing population of Bhutanese refugees. A recent police shooting in the community has raised awareness of issues they face.
From the Calgary Herald: http://www.calgaryherald.com/news/alberta/Police+shooting+thrusts+Lethbridge+Bhutanese+community+under+spotlight/6970967/story.html
Some background from the CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/calgary/story/2012/04/18/calgary-lethbridge-bhutan-immigrants.html
For the history of the Bhutanese refugee problem, The Canadian . . . Read More.
From the National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/04/03/world-happiness-report-canada/
For a different take on collateral damage from Bhutan’s initiative, here’s a dissenting view from The Himalayan, a Nepalese newspaper: http://thehimalayantimes.com/fullNews.php?headline=Bhutanese+without+Bhutan&NewsID=326215