Martijn to speak about Buddhism next week

Published on February 21, 2014
Rick Martijn
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CHARLOTTETOWN – The Discover Your Neighbour's Faith Series continues on Thursday, Feb. 27, at 7 p.m. at the Martha Spirituality Centre in Charlottetown.
The fifth presenter in this series is Rick Martijn who has been a member of the Shambhala Buddhist global community, which is based in Halifax, since 1991.
Shambhala Buddhism was founded in the early 1970s by Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, a Tibetan Lama, who fled Tibet when it was invaded by China in the mid-'50s. The community has over 170 centres and groups around the world, including the local P.E.I. Shambhala Meditation Group in Charlottetown.

Shambhala has rural practice centres in Colorado, Vermont, upstate New York, Nova Scotia, and France where week and month-long retreats and intensives for students at all levels, as well as weekend programs, are offered.

Martijn will introduce some of the fundamental Buddhist teachings, invite questions and lead discussions with those wishing to participate

This presentation is open to the public, but the centre has a limited capacity, so those interested are asked to call 367-3103 or email srgemma@eastlink.ca to register. A goodwill offering will be accepted to support programming at the centre. This series will continue in March.

The Martha Spirituality Centre is located at SDU Place, 45 Great George St., Charlottetown. Guests can access the centre from the back entrance.