Because of the many protest deaths by self-immolation of monks, and the killing of protesting Tibetans by Chinese security forces in Tibet, Tibetan temples will not be celebrating Tibetan New Year this year. The Riwoche Temple will however be open for puja and offerings during the day. A gathering for prayers and fasting will take place in Nathan Phillip’s Square. For information, please contact Norbu Tsering, 416-709-2766.
A religious service will be at the Tibetan Community Centre at 40 Titan Ave. in Etobicoke in the morning. Tel. 416-410-5606.
The Riwoche Tibetan Buddhist Temple is at 28 Heintzman St. The Karma Sonam Dargyeling Temple is now at 154 Windermere Avenue.
For our 2011 posts on Tibetan New Year, see: http://bit.ly/xoWZCB and http://bit.ly/yOnxw5 . The Tibetan Community Centre web-site is: Its web-site is: http://www.tcccgc.org/en/ .