HH the Karmapa has released “108 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment” – a PDF document produced at the First Conference on Environmental Protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centres, which was held in Sarnath, India, in April 2009. It is inspiring, easy to read, and entirely relevant for everyone to read, regardless of... Read more »
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When Panchen Otrul Rinpoche returned to Toronto from Lindsay, he bestowed the Yamantaka initiation. Since the hall at Tengye Ling was too small for the event, a room was rented on the top floor of the Library Sciences tower in Robarts Library on the U of T campus nearby. Throughout the entire second day of... Read more »
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In 1992, Panchen Otrul Rinpoche visited Toronto. He gave a number of teachings and initiations at Tengye Ling Tibetan Buddhist Temple and was then heading off to Lindsay to visit a number of Tibetan families who lived there. I volunteered to drive him and several Tibetans who were accompanying him. I picked everybody up on... Read more »
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In 1972, Piyadassi Mahathera visited the Zen Meditation Centre of Montreal, to give a series of two afternoon lectures on a summer week-end. The centre was housed in a former estate home on Mountain Street above Pine Avenue. Public lectures were held in what had once been a dining room, with wood paneled walls, leaded... Read more »
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