Canadian temples are having trouble bringing in qualified monks because of immigration rules… http://www.ottawacitizen.com/life/Poverty+keeps+monks+country/2113481/story.html
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Here are some links to information about His Holiness’ recent visit to Montréal. Sorry I wasn’t able to post them before the event. http://www.dalailamamontreal2009.org/index.html http://www.learnquebec.ca/en/content/curriculum/personal_dev/erc/dalailama/
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Here is a site with information about upcoming visits to Canada by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and other Tibetan Buddhist leaders… http://www.trainingthemind.org/canadateachers.html
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The first time I met Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche was in the Montreal Zen Centre on Versailles Street in Pointe-St-Charles, in 1969. Trungpa had just arrived from Samye Monastery in Scotland after having given up his vows. He wore a beige suit with a vest. He had a club foot, a squeaky voice and partial paralysis... Read more »
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Here’s a great video about Jamyang Khyentse Chökyi Lodrö, celebrating the 50th anniversary of his parinirvana, from a great blog called “Remembering the Masters”. http://www.rememberingthemasters.org/2009/06/tribute-to-jamyang-khyentse-chokyi.html
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