September 28, 2009
   Posted in News Flash
Published By Tashi

His Holiness the Dalai Lama arrives in Canada for Vancouver Peace SummitSunday, 27 September 2009, 9:52 a.m.

 His Holiness the Dalai Lama greets supporters in downtown Vancouver Saturday afternoon.Photograph by: Jenelle Schneider, Vancouver Sun

Vancouver, Canada: His
Holiness the Dalai Lama arrived in Vancouver airport Saturday afternoon
and was received by Mr. Victor Chan of the Dalai Lama Center for Peace
and Education, and by Mr. Ngawang Garie  of the Tibetan Association of
British Columbia, and Mr. Dermod Travis of the Canada Tibet Committee. 
Members of the Tibetan community and friends of Tibet, including Kasur
T.C. Tethong, were at the hotel to receive His Holiness.During
his four day stay in Vancouver, His Holiness will be participating in
the Vancouver Peace Summit and other events organized by the Dalai Lama
Center for Peace and Education.

 Tibetans welcome His Holiness the Dalai Lama on his arrival in Vancouver on   26 September

Nobel Laureates and other prominent individuals are scheduled to participate in these events. The
Summit will feature four webcast dialogues: World Peace through
Personal Peace, Nobel Laureates in Dialogue: Connecting for Peace,
Educating the Heart, and Women and Peace-building.The dialogues
will feature Nobel Laureates: His Holiness the Dalai Lama, Jody
Williams, Betty Williams, Mairead Maguire and Murray Gell-Mann. Victor
Chan, the Dalai Lama Center’s Founding Director, has dubbed them a
veritable “dream team”. Plus Matthieu Ricard, Mary Robinson, Eckhart
Tolle and Maria Shriver.The peace summit proceedings on September 27 and 28 will be webcast on
in the morning, His Holiness began his third day’s stay in Long Beach,
California, with a question and answer session. He responded to
spiritual questions like how should one prepare oneself at the time of
death. He said that it depended on one’s spiritual disposition.  He
said if one was a believer in God the creator then the individual could
take this as yet another creation of God and that there must be a
meaning behind this.  His Holiness gave the layman’s ordination vows, the Bodhicitta empowerment followed by the medicinal Buddha empowerment.At
the conclusion, a representative of Geden Shoeling Center, the host
organization, gave a brief report, including financial statement
relating to the visit. She also mentioned making an offering to His
Holiness.  His Holiness, however, said that it was his tradition not to
accept any such offerings and instead asked them to use it to develop
the Center. After lunch, His Holiness left Long Beach for
Vancouver in Canada. His Holiness was seen off at the airport by North
American Tibetan Parliamentarians Tenzing Chonden, Khensur Lobsang
Jamyang of Geden Shoeling Center and others.
–Report filed by Mr Bhuchung K. Tsering of ICT

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