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Published by the Canada Tibet Committee

Monday, January 12, 2004



1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Conducts Sacred Rituals and Teachings for World Peace in Toronto, Canada this Spring


January 13, 2004

Toronto, Ontario - Thousands of Buddhists from across North America and
other parts of the world are gathering in Toronto this spring to participate
in one of the Buddhist faith's most important teachings and initiation
conducted by His Holiness the Dalai Lama-Kalachakra for World Peace. The
teachings, traditionally conferred on large crowds, are from April 25 to May
5, 2004 at the National Trade Centre.

This marks the third visit to Toronto by His Holiness-the last taking place
thirteen years ago-and it is, once again, at the invitation of The Canadian
Tibetan Association of Ontario, the community organization representing
approximately 3,000 Tibetans living in the province.

A public talk (Sunday April 25, SkyDome, time to be confirmed) and an
interfaith service (Saturday, May 1, National Trade Centre, time to be
confirmed) will provide opportunities for the general public to see and
listen to Tibet's leader in exile. A Nobel Peace Laureate, he is greatly
revered by Tibetans and other Buddhists, highly respected by world leaders
and acclaimed as a man of peace by millions around the world.

The University of Toronto is to confer on His Holiness an honorary degree of
Doctor of Laws during this visit. On the same occasion, he will receive the
International Acharya Kumar Peace Award, established in memory of Acharya
Sushil Kumarji (1926-1994), the most revered teacher in Jain religion whose
life was dedicated to non-violence and non-absolutism in religion. (U of T
contact, Jane Stirling, 416-978-2105 or jane.stirling@utoronto.ca).

A "Tibet Week" showcasing Tibetan culture in all its aspects of music,
dance, medicine, astrology, art and food will be held at the Harbourfront
Centre during this period.

Prior to Toronto, His Holiness will be in Vancouver
(www.dalailamavancouver.org) and Ottawa
(www.tibet.ca/en/dalailamaottawa2004).


Articles in this Issue:
  1. His Holiness the Dalai Lama Conducts Sacred Rituals and Teachings for World Peace in Toronto, Canada this Spring
  2. Tibet photo exhibition opens in UK Parliament
  3. Tibetans and supporters welcome BP's diverstment from PetroChina
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  5. Hopelessly Hopeful (TR)
  6. Timeless Tibet (HS)
  7. Lhasa Fair (HS)



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