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.
The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism
By Sutra Translation Committee of USA/Canada
This is a revised and expanded edition of The Seeker's Glossary of Buddhism. The text is a compendium of excerpts and quotations from some 350 works by monks, nuns, professors, scholars and other laypersons from nine different countries, in their own words or in translation. The editors have merely organized the material, adding a few connecting thoughts of their own for ease in reading.
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Ven. Dr. Thich Thien-An came to Southern California in the summer of 1966 as an exchange professor at UCLA. Soon his students discovered he was not only a renowned scholar, but a Zen Buddhist monk as well. His students convinced Dr. Thien-An toteach the practice of meditation and start a study group about the other steps on the Buddhist path, in addition to the academic viewpoint.
Venerable Ajahn Chah was born on June 17, 1918 in a small village near the town of Ubon Rajathani, North-East Thailand. After finishing his basic schooling, he spent three years as a novice before returning to lay life to help his parents on the farm. At the age of twenty, however, he decided to resume monastic life, and on April 26, 1939 he received upasampada (bhikkhu ordination).
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