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Calgary Soto Zen

Address: c/o Murray McGillivray 602-15 St. N.W.  Calgary Alberta T2N 2A9
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen
Phone: 403-220-4678
E-mail: info@calgarysotozen.org
Website: http://www.calgarysotozen.org
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Main Contact: Tim Sampson  Email  
Notes and Events:

Meditation (zazen) Monday and Wednesday a.m. at 8:00 during University of Calgary Fall and Winter terms (i.e. September through April) in room 317a MacEwan Hall, University of Calgary; Meditation Monday evening at 7:00 year round in the same room. See our Web site for further detail and any changes.


Canadian Buddhist Directory

Address:   Ontario
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 416-669-3362
E-mail: john@sumeru-books.com
Website: http://www.canadianbuddhism.info
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Main Contact: Karma Yonten Gyatso  Email  (Phone: 416-669-3362)
Notes and Events:

Directory of 470+ Canadian Buddhist organizations.
Maintained by The Sumeru Press (www.sumeru.ca).

PO Box 2089, Richmond Hill, ON, Canada L4E 1A3


Centre Bodhicitta de Gatineau

Tradition: Mahayana, Lama Tsongkhpa, H.H. Dalai-Lama
Phone: 819-790-1533
E-mail: jesuisenvie@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.centrebodhicitta.com
Teacher: Jason Simard  
Spiritual Director: Lama Samten  Email  
Notes and Events:

Meditation, study of Lam Rim and other texts, Tara practice, compassion practice, and others, Tibetan language course, organized trips to India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Thailand. Other visits may be arranged as required. For more details, see web site: http://www.centrebodhicitta.com   Languages: Tibetain, French, English.


Centre Bodhicitta de Montréal

Tradition: Mahayana, Vajrayana, Dalai-Lama
Affiliation: Gaden Jangtse
Phone: 514-433-0813
E-mail: jesuisenvie@hotmail.com
Website: http://www.centrebodhicitta.com
Teacher: Jason Simard  
Spiritual Director: Guéshé Samten  
Notes and Events:

Meditation classes, study of Lam Rim and other texts, Tara practice, compassion practice, and others, Tibetan language course, organized trips to India, Nepal, Tibet, Mongolia, Thailand. Other visits may be arranged as required. For more details, see web site: http://www.centrebodhicitta.com  Languages: Tibetain, French, English.


Chan Community Canada

Address: 45-7540 Abercrombie dr   Richmond BC v6Y 3Y8
Tradition: Mahayana, Master Sheng Yen : Caodong (Soto) and Linji ( Rinzai)
Affiliation: Chinese Zen
Phone: 778-996-1731
E-mail: chancommunity@gmail.com
Website: http://chancommunity.blogspot.com/
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Main Contact: Diane Kennedy  Email  (Phone: 778-989-9858)
Teacher: William Tsao  
Spiritual Director: Chan Master Guo Jun  
Notes and Events:

We are a nonprofit organization committed to providing authentic Chan teachings and retreats with a Canadian flavour. Our primary teacher Chan Master Guo Jun, a Dharma heir of Chan Master Sheng Yen, carries transmission in both the Linji and Caodong tradition. William Tsao is our local Senior teacher. Our aim is to reduce personal suffering through the development of a way of life that encourages fresh awareness of being and new orientation to ones place in the cosmos. Training emphasizes calming the mind, gaining insight into the functioning of the self and mindful conscientious living for the benefit of all. We support communities by organizing local meditation sessions, Dharma talks and retreats.


Chan Nguyen Buddhist Monastery

Address: 1220-200 Street   Langley BC V2Z 1W5
Tradition: Mahayana
Affiliation: Vietnamese Zen & Pureland
Phone: (604) 533-8915
E-mail: channguyen@shaw.ca
Website: http://wwww.channguyen.net
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Main Contact: Venerable Vien Dinh  Email  (Phone: (604) 533-8915)
Spiritual Director: Venerable Vien Giac  
Notes and Events:

Chan  Nguyen Buddhist Monastery is a monastery in the Vietnamese Zen and Pureland tradition.   There are about 18 monastics currently residing at the monastery.

Services are offered in Vietnamese at 9:30AM on Sunday.  For services and classes in English, please contact the monastery for details.

You are welcome to drop by and experience what it is like to live in a monastic setting.   We receive everyone on a Dana (generous donation) basis and will not turn anyone away.

The monastery is also pet friendly as we have dogs on the premises.


Clear Sky Meditation & Study Center

Address:   Fort Steele BC V0B 1N0
Tradition: Vajrayana, Universalist/Namgyal Lineage
Affiliation: Universalist/Namgyal Lineage
Phone: (250) 429-3929
Fax: (250) 429-3951
E-mail: contact@clearskycenter.org
Website: http://www.clearskycenter.org
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Teacher: Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei  
Spiritual Director: Achariya Doug Duncan Sensei  
Teacher: Catherine Pawasarat  
Notes and Events:


Clear Sky is dedicated to the universal teachings of awakening.
 
 Check out our varied programs, or come to stay for a few months on our Karma Yoga program. We run meditation retreats, an eclectic summer program and holistic living courses. Join us as we develop an awakening community, along with many innovative projects like our Clear Sky Social Enterprise Farm and 1-acre Food Forest. The centre is also available for booking and is ideal for environmental conferences, corporate events, support group meetings, training, workshops and a wide variety of spiritual and holistic activities.
 
Mailing address: P.O. Box 19 Fort Steele V0B 1N0, Canada.


Contemplative Counselling Services

Address: Near MacDonald and West 8th Ave  Vancouver BC V6K2B8
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Affiliation: Naropa University
Phone: 778-968-6463
E-mail: connect@contemplatepsychotherapy.com
Website: http://www.contemplatepsychotherapy.com
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Main Contact: Marlise Meilan, MA, RCC  Email  (Phone: 778-968-6463)
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Contemplative Counselling Services offers psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective for individuals, couples and groups.

Therapy can bring deeper personal insight and awareness, better ways of understanding and coping with problems, and improved relationships.

Marlise Meilan is a Registered Clinical Counsellor with a Masters degree in Contemplative Psychotherapy from Naropa University.


D.I.Y. Dharma

Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Website: http://diydharma.org
Notes and Events:

We are a community of freaks, geeks, queers, rebels and outcasts, who meditate together in the Buddhist tradition.

We sit Sunday nights from 7:00 to 8:00pm (please arrive 15 minutes prior) at Unity Yoga – 1672 E. 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Unceded Coast Salish Territory. Tuesday nights we sit from 7:30 to 9pm. The address for our Tuesday sits will be visible to you at the top of the left column of the home page once you create an account and login to our website.

 On our website we maintain an audio archive of several thousand dharma talks,  guided mediations, lectures and interviews.


Dharma Drum Mountain - Vancouver

Address: 8240 No. 5 Road  Richmond, BC BC V6Y 2V4
Tradition: Mahayana, Chinese Ch'an (Zen)
Affiliation: Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association
Phone: (604) 277-1357
Fax: (604) 277-1352
E-mail: info@ddmba.ca
Website: http://www.ddmba.ca/
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Teacher: Venerable Guo Shu  
Spiritual Director: Chan Master Sheng Yen  
Notes and Events:

  • Open every day
  • English and Mandarin teachings
  • Group meditation every Sunday at 9:30am
  • One-day retreat on last Sunday of every month
  • Youth group discussions and meditation twice per month


Dharma Fellowship of His Holiness Gyalwa Karmapa

Address: The Hermitage 7131 Denman Road  enman Island BC V0R 1T0
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan
Affiliation: Karma Kagyü
Phone: 250-335-3377
E-mail: info@dharmafellowship.org
Website: http://www.dharmafellowship.org/contact.htm
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Ven: Bardok Chusang Rinpoche  Email  
Ven: Ani Tashi Lhamo  Email  (Phone: 415-621-1657)
Teacher: Lama Kunzang Palden  
Spiritual Director: 17th Karmapa Orgyen Trinley Dorje  
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Meditation in British Columbia

Monday and Wednesday evening meditation is held each week at 7:30pm at the Hermitage on Denman Island, British Columbia, Canada under the guidance of Lama Kunzang. The Hermitage also holds five day, seven day and ten day silent retreats, open to all who are interested in learning and practicing meditation. Each retreat is supported by daily instruction and private interviews with the Lama. Please see the Hermitage retreat schedule for more information.


Dharmalog

Address: 4467 W. 11th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6R 2M2   BC
Tradition: Non-Sectarian, Ecumenical Buddhist
Phone: (604) 787-7916
E-mail: maschneider@shaw.ca
Website: http://www.dharmalog.ca/bc
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Contact: Mark Schneider  
Notes and Events:

Dharmalog is a non-sectarian guide to Buddhist activities in British Columbia. It serves to provide information about events, retreats, and observances.


Dorjechang Buddhist Centre

Address: 2673 Trinity Street   Abbotsford BC BC V2S 3S3
Tradition: Vajrayana, Kadampa Buddhism Tibetan
Affiliation: New Kadampa Tradition
E-mail: info@dorjechang.ca
Website: http://www.dorjechang.ca
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Main Contact: Kelsang Chenma  Email  (Phone: 604 853 3738)
Teacher: Kelsang Sanden  
Spiritual Director: Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Dorjechang Buddhist Centre is a registered charity, part of the NKT-IKBU, an international union of Buddhist Centres dedicated to teaching practical meditation classes and Buddhist study programs. Our purpose is to provide places where people can learn to meditate and develop positive, peaceful states of mind. Our drop-in weekly meditation classes and most of our daycourses and many retreats are sutable for both beginners and experienced meditators. Everyone is welcome. Weekly we offer evening drop-in meditation classes in Abbotsford, Langley, Chilliwack, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge and Mission

We also hold regular sessions of chanted prayers, or pujas, which are often combined with meditation, visualization, and mantra recitation. Usual weekly practices offered include:

Heart Jewel Mondays, Thursdays and Fridays 7:30-8:30 am; and on Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 5 pm;
Wishfulfilling Jewel with Tsog Saturdays at 6:30pm.
Liberation from Sorrow, prayers to the female wisdom Buddha Tara, Sundays at 8:30 am and
Quick Path to Great Bliss Mondays and Fridays at 9:00 am (this requires appropriate empowerments)

As well, we offer more in-depth study programs for those who are interested in deeply exploring the Buddhist spiritual path.

Foundation Program

The Foundation Program is a structured study and meditation program that enables us to gain deeper understanding and experience of Buddha’s teachings, to develop a regular meditation practice, and to become part of a warm and supportive spiritual community.

Teacher Training Program


The Teacher training program is for those who wish to become qualified teachers of Kadampa Buddhism and also for those who wish to gain clear insight into Buddha’s teachings and deep experience of their practice. It involves the study of twelve of Geshe Kelsang’s books, covering both Sutra and Tantra teachings.


Dorjechang Buddhist Centre

Address: 106 31581 South Fraser Way   Abbotsford BC V2T 1T8
Tradition: Mahayana, Kadampa
Affiliation: Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Phone: 604 853 37383
E-mail: sanden.k@gmail.com
Website: http://www.dorjechang.ca
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Spiritual Director: Gen-la Kelsang Dekyong  
Main Contact: Gen Kelsang Sanden  Email  (Phone: 604 853 3738)
Teacher: Gen Kelsang Sanden  
Notes and Events:

We offer meditation classes at all levels.  Everyone is welcome and our introductory classes are helpful both to develop meditation practice and gain essential life skills like stress management.  As well, we have a complete spiritual program for those interested in pursuing the Buddhist spiritual path.  We have weekly drop in classes and practices, weekend and one day or even half day meditation workshops and retreats.  All our classes and practices are in English and the teachings are given in a way that focuses on how to integrate Buddhist wisdom with our modern busy daily lives.  Again: everyone is welcome!


Ehipassiko Meditation Centre

Address: 5107 Whitestone Road. NE   Calgary Alberta T1Y 1T4
Tradition: Theravada
Affiliation: International Buddhist Foundation in Calgary
Phone: 403 280 9729
Fax: 403 280 9729
E-mail: ehipassiko@lankamail.com
Website: http://ehipassiko-calgary.org/
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Teacher: Venerable Dedunupitiye Upananda Thero  
Teacher: Venerable Werapitiye Somananda Thero  
Main Contact: Venerable Werapitiye Somananda Thero  (Phone: 403 280 9729)
Notes and Events:

he Sri Lankan Buddhist Society of Calgary is a religious, charitable, non profit organization registered with the Government of Canada. It is solely funded by members and well-wishers of the community. The objective of the Society is to give the noblest gift of the Dhamma and spiritual guidance to its congregation. The Society caters to the religious needs of its members while the borders are open to everyone in Canada as well as in the United States of America. Our services include counseling, spiritual guidance, Sunday school service to our children, community work, national and cultural services, personality development and non-violence awareness programs for youth, and library services to name a few that are all free of charge.


Flowing Rivers Buddhist Practice Group

Address: Room 212 211 Bronson Ave.   Ottawa Ontario
Tradition: Mahayana, Tendai
Affiliation: Tendai Buddhist Institute and Tendai Canada
Phone: 613-836-4063
E-mail: donpurchase@rogers.com
Website: http://www.flowingrivers.ca
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Main Contact: Kanzan Don Purchase  Email  (Phone: 613-836-4073)
Teacher: Innen Ray Parchelo  
Spiritual Director: Abbott Monshin Paul Naamon  Email  (Phone: 518-392-7963)
Notes and Events:

Flowing Rivers is an Ottawa area practice group committed to presenting and supporting authentic, skilful and socially responsible Buddhist practice in the Tendai style.

Beginning Sept. 14th 2011 we will be offering a year-round bi-weekly practice space for anyone, regardless of their faith orientation.  We welcome those who wish to learn about and practice in a traditional Dharma environment.

Monthly sessions are alternately lead by Innen Ray Parchelo and Kanzan Don Purchase. Kanzan facilitates practice, while Innen gives Dharma talks and question / answer sessions. Those attending Flowing Rivers are invited to join the Mahasangha sessions at Red Maple

These combine a formal Tendai service, Dharma talk and meditation with a vegetarian brunch.  Usually held on the 3rd Saturday monthly in Renfrew.


Friends of the Heart

Address: 2510 Yonge Street Suite 324  Toronto Ontario M4P 2H7
Tradition: Non-Sectarian
Phone: 416 486 5105
Website: http://www.friendsoftheheart.com
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Main Contact: General Inquiry  (Phone: 416 486 5105)
Teacher: Richard Johnson  
Spiritual Director: Catherine Jetsun Yeshe  (Phone: 416 486 5105)
Notes and Events:

Friends of the Heart is a group of lay people who actively pursue the deep philosophic and ethical teachings of East and West while maintaining an active, ordinary life within the community. From the Buddhist path, we take teachings and meditation practice from the Theravada, Mahayana and Vajrayana streams.

We offer meditation instruction and classes in Toronto. By emphasizing individual attention, discussion and dialogue in small classes, you will learn how to live in the world with a compassionate heart and a clear mind. Find peace, calm and joy in your life.

Newcomers are always welcome, whether new to meditation or long time practitioners. Details on courses and events are at www.friendsoftheheart.com


Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society

Address: P.O. Box 430 Montague Prince Edward Island C0A 1R0   Prince Edward Island
Tradition: Mahayana
Phone: +1(902)969-2328
E-mail: info@gebisociety.org
Website: http://gebisociety.org/
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Notes and Events:

Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society (GEBIS) is a Canadian registered charitable organization which was incorporated in British Columbia, Canada in 2006, and registered in Prince Edward Island in 2008 and in Ontario in 2013.

After a long and wide search for a location in different continents, GEBIS finally arrived at Prince Edward Island, Canada and set up a global platform for advanced Buddhist education. As of the end of year 2013, more than 800 monastics and 3,000 lay practitioners had attended our meditation programs. These practitioners come from all over the world

The mission of GEBIS is to nurture monks and nuns, religious education workers, spiritual counselors, ministers, and preachers of the Buddhist faith for the twenty-first century. We will accomplish this mission through the development of an officially registered educational institute, Moonlight International Academy, offering advanced education guided by the principles of Buddhist teaching.


Halifax Nalandabodhi Study Group

Address: 6156 Quinpool Road, Halifax NS B3L 1A3 Contact Mike Munro  Nova Scotia
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Kagyu /Nyingma
Affiliation: Nalandabodhi
E-mail: contact@nbhalifax.org
Website: http://www.nbhalifax.org
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The Halifax Nalandabodhi Study Group is dedicated to the study and practice of Buddhism, a science of mind, under the direction of The Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche.


Halifax Vipassana Circle

Address:   Halifax Nova Scotia
Tradition: Theravada
E-mail: halifaxvipassanacircle@gmail.com
Website: http://halifaxvipassanacircle.blogspot.com/
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Main Contact: Zoey Roy  Email  
Notes and Events:

An egalitarian group of lay practitioners coming together to meditate and study in the Theravadan Buddhist tradition.


In The Footsteps Of The Buddha

Address: Triwood Community Centre, 2244 Chicoutimi Dr. NW  Calgary Alberta
Tradition: Theravada, Vipassana: All welcome
Phone: 282-2677
E-mail: triwoodoffice@shaw.ca
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Main Contact: Triwood office staff  
Teacher: Nayda  
Notes and Events:

Contact Triwood's office staff (they will pass on any
queries to Nayda, the group's facilitator).  Call for times and room location.

This group is starting Tuesday March 21st, 2006, and will be held the 1st and 3rd Tuesday evenings of each month. 

We are planning a half-hour of meditation, and about an hour of study/discussion, with the emphasis on applying the Buddha's teachings to our everyday lives.   No meditation experience necessary.   Everyone welcome!


Iqaluit Soto Zen Group / Groupe de Zen Sôtô d'Iqaluit

Address: SAimavik Yoga Studio, Bldg No. 754, Ben Ell Drive, Iqaluit, Nunavut   Iqaluit Nunavut X0A0H0
Tradition: Mahayana, Soto Zen (Matsuoka and Uchiyama)
Affiliation: Silent Thunder Order
Phone: (867)975-2320
E-mail: iqaluitzen@gmail.com
Website: https://www.facebook.com/IqaluitZen
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Teacher: Shogon François Ouellette  
Main Contact: Shogon François Ouellette  Email  (Phone: (867)975-2320)
Notes and Events:

The Iqaluit Soto Zen Group offers meditation instruction and practice in the Buddhist tradition of Soto Zen, open to all individuals regardless of faith, background and level of experience. Its principal method, zazen meditation, is a philosophical yet practical approach: through it, we confront the problem of suffering by opening ourselves to the present, by learning from the truth of compassion, and by developping inner discipline. Zen does not require beliefs. It encourages the development of understanding, of right action, and of human emotion.

We offer an informal "drop-in" program every Wednesday evening, 7PM to 8PM; and a regular Sunday practice program (1st Sunday = Beginner Session, 2nd Sunday = Zazen and Dharma Service Session, 3rd Sunday = Full Zazen Session, 4th Sunday = Zazen and Dharma Discussion Session). All offered sessions are open to all faiths and levels of expérience.


Joyful Land Buddhist Centre

Address: 879 Somerset Street West,  Ottawa Ontario K1R 6R6
Tradition: Vajrayana, Je Tsongkapa, New Kadampa Tradition
Phone: (613) 234-4347
E-mail: info@meditateinottawa.org
Website: http://www.meditateinottawa.org
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Teacher: Gen Kelsang Suma  
Spiritual Director: Geshe Kelsang Gyatso  
Notes and Events:

Joyful Land Buddhist Centre is a non-profit organization dedicated to serving others.

We offer classes suited to all levels of experience and interest as well as pujas (chanted prayers), day courses, retreats and empowerments.

Our General Program classes are available on a drop-in basis and are suited to everyone including beginners.  Each class in self-contained and includes a talk, guided meditation and time for discussion and questions.  Weekly topics for each class follow the Lamrim teachings as presented by our Spiritual Director, Geshe Kelsang Gyatso.

Our current General Program class schedule is as follows:

Sunday 10:00 - 11:30 am, "Peaceful Mind, Peaceful World"

Tuesday 7:00 - 8:30 pm, "Sagesse Ancienne pour les Temps Modernes"

Thursday 7:00 - 8:30 pm, "Ancient Wisdom for Modern Lives"

Tuesday and Thursday 12:15 - 1:00 pm, Noon hour meditations

Bookshop hours: Monday, Wednesday, Friday 12 - 2 pm, feel free to drop by for tea and browse.


Kadampa Meditation Centre Winnipeg

Address: 839 Ellice Ave   Winnipeg Manitoba R3G 0C3
Tradition: Mahayana, New Kadampa Tradition
Affiliation: Kadampa Meditation Centre Canada
Phone: 204-691-3323
E-mail: info@meditateinwinnipeg.org
Website: http://www.MeditateInWinnipeg.org
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Main Contact: Ken Warden  Email  (Phone: 204-691-3323)
Teacher: Kelsang Rigden  
Spiritual Director: Gen-la Kelsang Khyenrab  Email  (Phone: 416-762-8033)
Notes and Events:

We are please to offer classes in Winnipeg on

Mondays 7-8pm St James Assiniboia Library 

More classes soon in West End. 
 
For more information and details visit our website and when we start classes into 839 Ellice ave.


Karma Kagyu Buddhist Meditation Centre of Niagara

Address: email for location.   St. Catheranes Ontario
Tradition: Vajrayana, Tibetan, Karma Kagyu
Affiliation: Karma Sonam Dargye Ling
E-mail: niagara.kagyu@gmail.com
Website: http://www.kagyu.org/kagyulineage/centers/can/can-nia.php
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Founder: Lama Namse Rinpoche  
Notes and Events:

Mondays (except holidays)
7:30 p.m.A typical evening will include silent meditation, Tibetan Buddhist teaching, and the Vajrayana practice of Chenrezig, the bodhisattva of compassion. This practice includes mantra chanting, visualization, prayer, and more silent meditation. Please email for location. niagara.kagyu@gmail.com


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