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Première journée de la semaine Lok Hup / Day One of Lok Hup Week 0

Première journée de la semaine Lok Hup / Day One of Lok Hup Week

Arrêter la charrette et demander la direction (English below) La semaine de Lok Hup s’est amorcée au Centre international sous une pluie fine et dans une atmosphère apaisée par le chanting matinal. La première journée a été une occasion d’arrêter la charrette et demander la direction. En fait, il s’agit ici du nom du premier […]
Smiling Faces and Happy Bellies 0

Smiling Faces and Happy Bellies

The hard-working kitchen team were thanked at CIT Week for their amazing feat of ensuring the hundreds of CIT participants and volunteers were well-fed with meals three times a day plus snacks. The team also provided jai for All Souls at the International Centre last weekend, and food for a reception and luncheon on the […]
Glorious start to final day of CIT 0

Glorious start to final day of CIT

The rainbow bursts like magic on mine eyes! In hues of ancient promise there imprest … ” – Charles Tennyson Turner Leroy bet me I couldn’t find a pot of gold at the end, and I told him that was a stupid bet because the rainbow was enough.”  – Rita Mae Brown God’s illumined promise.” […]
Tenth Anniversary of Three Religions Temple and Awareness Day #1 During Day Four of CIT Week, 2017 in Orangeville 0

Tenth Anniversary of Three Religions Temple and Awareness Day #1 During Day Four of CIT Week, 2017 in Orangeville

  Brief the dragon legs Prepare the temple and start chanting Chanters and public offerings Enliven the dragon, bring on the confetti Speeches from distinguished guests All join in the sutra Presentation of photo contest winners Tidy up, cards displayed, walking tour
Training in the Kitchen — Part Two 0

Training in the Kitchen — Part Two

This is working together … It’s not a question of ‘What did you do? What did you prepare?’ It’s always a ‘We did it together. We got the time right together.’ My biggest lesson has been that there are always problems, but that there are always five solutions for each problem. You just have to […]
Training in the Kitchen – Part One 0

Training in the Kitchen – Part One

This is meditation … Being in the kitchen gives you the chance to stop the busy thinking and go into the moment. You need to be aware ­– keeping yourself open and focused at the same time. After ten days, you start to become a little bit of everyone else, not being so much in […]
A Big Day at the International Centre 0

A Big Day at the International Centre

The International Centre looked stunning today as participants took part in the All Souls Festival, welcomed visitors to an Open House, and continued preparations for CIT Week, the 10th Anniversary of the Grand Opening of the Three Religions Temple, and International Awareness Day. It was the penultimate day of the International Centre Anniversary Photo Contest […]
Buzz grows at International Centre 0

Buzz grows at International Centre

The dinner tables are getting fuller and louder as people begin gathering from around the world for the programs about to begin at the International Centre. And everyone is helping with keeping the Centre running smoothly and looking beautiful. Even the pandas are getting new coats. The north field is looking like a real vineyard, […]
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