Via the Ottawa Citizen…
OTTAWA — When Tenzin Tsangyang stepped off the plane in Ottawa on Friday, he says the welcome was so warm he didn’t even feel the cold outside.
He is one of 10 stateless Tibetan refugees who travelled here from a settlement . . . Read More.
Via CBC news…
The first group of Tibetans to relocate to Canada under a new federal program arrived by plane in Toronto on Friday.
Via CTV news…
983 more to arrive.
More information: www.projecttibetsociety.ca
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The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic has just announced their very full schedule of upcoming retreats and workshops for 2014.
You can get all the details HERE: http://ottawamindfulnessclinic.wordpress.com/retreats-workshops/
A number of years ago when I was helping George Klima update his Buddhism in Canada directory (before the Sumeru directory existed), there was a Sri Lankan temple in Ottawa called the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya. It seemed like an odd name for a Buddhist temple, but . . . Read More.
Chittamani Mahayana Buddhist Meditation Centre
Thursday September 12th, 7:30pm
Astanga Yoga Ottawa, 200-1/2 Bank St, Ottawa
Cost: $20 studio fee plus an offering to the teacher
Manjushri is the Vajrayana Buddhist practice that is the doorway to wisdom. Manjushri holds to his heart . . . Read More.
The Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship Program was launched in 2007 by the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet then headed by the Hon. Senator Consiglio Di Nino. The first internship, six weeks long, saw 4 young Tibetan-Canadian students hired and placed in the offices of . . . Read More.
The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic has just celebrated their 10th year of operation! Congratulations to Lynette Genju Monteiro and Frank Musten for their long-term work in the field of MBSR.
As part of their current initiatives, the OMc has launched a Mindfulness integrator on paper.li, bringing . . . Read More.
April 9th, 2013 Contact: Rodney Ruel Cell: 778-885-3462 firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHASING THE FACE OF BUDDHA
Crowdfunding for Feature Length Documentary
CHASING THE FACE OF BUDDHA is a feature length documentary that follows acclaimed master sculptor and Buddhist, SUNTI PICHETCHAIYAKUL, as he takes . . . Read More.
Here is the latest Tibetan Resettlement Project update…
The nominations for the first group of the displaced Tibetans have been sent to Central Tibetan Administration.
A total of 204 Tibetans will arrive in Canada this year in the following cities. Ottawa — 26; Toronto . . . Read More.
The Tibet Resettlement Project now has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tibetresettlementproject
The Government of Canada is facilitating the immigration of up to 1,000 Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, at the request of the Canada Tibet Committee and Canada’s Tibetan community. Up to . . . Read More.
Derek Rasmussen blogs about meditation, Dharma and activism from his home in Ottawa. Lots of good stuff here, folks!
The Upaya Institute in Santa Fe, NM, offers a Buddhist Chaplaincy program, and several Canadians have graduated from their program. Here is information about two of them, along with their theses:
Andrew Blake (2010)
photo by Lynette Monteiro
Andrew is cofounder and program director at . . . Read More.
Vancouver & Victoria
Excluding groups that are tangentially tagged as “Buddhist” the breakdown is as follows: 4 Theravada 7 Mahayana (including three that focus on martial arts) 10 Vajrayana (mostly Shambhala) 13 New Kadampa (which many people do NOT . . . Read More.
Larry Norman Reside Obituary
On Saturday, June 9th, with Maureen at his side, Larry peacefully ended his 7 year struggle with cancer. Ever grateful for and devoted to his wife Maureen; proud step Dad to Pemi (Emily) and Tovy (Sarah-Jane); thrilled to be Grampa to . . . Read More.
From the 6th World Parliamentarians Convention on Tibet, Ottawa, April, 2012:
From the Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/canada/article/1169958–dalai-lama-to-speak-in-ottawa-today
From Sun News: http://www.sunnewsnetwork.ca/sunnews/canada/archives/2012/04/20120428-181004.html
From The Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/dalai-lama-mocks-chinas-interest-in-naming-his-successor/article2416580/
From CTV: http://montreal.ctv.ca/servlet/an/local/CTVNews/20120430/mtl_dalai_120430/20120430/?hub=MontrealHome
From the Central Tibetan Administration: http://tibet.net/2012/04/30/his-holiness-inaugurates-world-parliamentarians-convention-on-tibet-meets-canadian-pm/
The story can be found here: http://www.thetibetpost.com/en/news/international/2465-6th-world-parliamentarians-convention-on-tibet-to-be-held-in-canada
Information about the organizers can be found here: http://www.tpprc.org/about-wpct.html
So far, no Canadian news media outlet has reported on this impending event!
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk in Ottawa on April 28, 2012. The topic is “Ethics for a Whole World.”
The website, where one can buy tickets online and view related material, is now up on the Canada Tibet Committee’s site: http://www.tibet.ca/2012/
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