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Dalai Lama to visit Toronto in October

July 19, 2010

By Tenzin Tsering
Phayul
July 16, 2010

Dharamsala, July 16 -- His Holiness the Dalai
Lama will visit Toronto, Canada in October this
year. The Tibetan leader who turned 75 last week
will inaugurate the newly built Tibetan Cultural
Centre in Toronto; give public talks and religious discourses.

The Tibetan leader, bestowed the Honorary
Canadian Citizen in 2006 by the Canadian
Parliament will be in Toronto, home to around
5000 Tibetans, from October 22 to October 25.

His four days visit will be jointly hosted by The
Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre(TCCC) and
Canadian Tibetan Association of Ontario (CTAO).

Namgyal Nangsetsang, a spokesperson for the
Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre, said they are
expecting more than 30,000 people to hear the Dalai Lama speak.

On Oct 23, at an invitation only event, His
Holiness the Dalai Lama will attend the "Opening
Ceremony of the Tibetan Canadian Cultural
Centre". The Tibetan leader also will address the Tibetan community separately.

A Long Life offering Ceremony or Tenshug will be
offered to His Holiness the Dalai Lama by the
Tibetan community of Ontario and Tsengdok Monastery, Vancouver.

Last year, the Dalai Lama had visited Montreal, Calgary and Vancouer.

In 2004, the Tibetan leader met Paul Martin, who
became the Canadian's first prime minister to
meet the Dalai Lama despite warnings from China.

In 2007, The Tibetan leader met with Prime
Minister Stephen Harper in Ottawa, which drew criticism from Beijing.

Next week, the Tibetan leader will head for Nubra
Valley in Ladakh, a predominantly Buddhist region
in the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. His
Holiness will give religious teachings, oral
transmissions and bless a newly built Maitreya
Statue during his week-long visit to Nubra
valley. His programs in Kargil planned for July
18 to July 20 has been postponed to September 14 and 15.
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