Montreal, Canada, 6 September 2011 - His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Montreal this afternoon for a two-dayvisit to the town. At the airport, His Holiness was received by Kasur Lobsang Nyandak Zayul, Representative of H.H. the Dalai Lama to the Americas, Prof. Arvind Sharma of McGill University, who is the convenor of the second Global Congress on World's Religions after September 11; and Ms. Shelagh Mills of the Canada Tibet Committee, which are hosting him for this visit.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama is greeted in traditional Tibetan manner on his arrival in Montreal, Canada, on September 6, 2011. Photo/Don Loga
Onhis arrival at the hotel, His Holiness alighted from his car ahead of the entrance to acknowledge the greetings of members of the Tibetan community and other well-wishers who had gathered there. Two children ofthe community offered the traditional Droso Chema as the people sang a song of welcome in Tibetan. Among those who received him included Khensur Lobsang Jamyang of the Manjushri Buddhist Centre; Ms. Dicky Choyang, member of the Tibetan Parliament from North America; and Mr. Tashi Wangyal, president of the Tibetan Cultural Association of Quebec (Tibetan Community in Montreal).
On September 7, 2011, His Holiness will be visiting the Manjushri Buddhist Centre and giving an audience to the Tibetan community. He willthen deliver a keynote address to the Second Global Congress on World’sReligions after September 11 and give a public talk in the afternoon, organized by the Canada Tibet Committee.
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Marie Beuzeville Byles was born in 1900 into a Christian family in England. At the age of eleven years, she migrated with her family to Australia. She was one of the first women to graduate in Law from the University of Sydney and certainly the first to set up practice as a solicitor after graduation. At that time, the best that a woman graduate in Law could expect was employment in a Law Office as a solicitor's clerk. This, Marie could not accept so she established her own practice at Eastwood, a Sydney suburb.
On 26 February 2015 (i.e. the 8th of the 1st lunar month, Ất Mùi year), the renouncing ceremony for Miss Bích Liên was held greatly and repespectfully at Ngọc Vân Temple, Bắc Bình province, Bình Thuận county. Most Venerable Thích Giác Hoằng and Most Venerable Thích Nữ Diệu Liên, the abbess of Ngọc Vân Temple, honorly attended to bless for her. After the teaching from Most Venerable Thích Giác Hoằng, Miss Bích Liên now aka Reverend Thích Nữ Liên Ngọc expressed her good reason to be a nun. Her voice was so emotional and sensitive as she reviewed her reasons for renouncing: