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We're a Buddhist Meditation Group
practicing and studying according to the Tibetan tradition

=> Classes in Buddhist Psychology & Meditation are currently held on Fridays at the Westport Public Library, 3 Spring Street at 10:30 am.


A SPIRITUAL BIOGRAPHY OF THE INSTRUCTOR (LARRY RESIDE):

   Larry began his Buddhist Practice in 1975, originally doing zen meditation.

   In 1976, He moved to Montreal to study with Geshe Kenrab Gajam and with a group of other students, helped him create the Tibetan Cultural Association which later was converted into the Canada Tibet Committee, and the Atisha Dharma Centre which became the Tibetan Buddhist Temple of Montreal on Avenue de l'eglise.
Larry Reside
Geshe Khenrab Gajam
Geshe-La outside the 1st temple in a bungalow in Longueuil, Quebec
Lati Rinpoche
Lati Rinpoche at our house in Orleans, Ontario

   He received continuous teachings on the stages of the path for 10 years while studying with Geshe-la. He received teachings on the Bodhisattva path and the importance of compassion, as well as Action and Performance Tantra initiations from HH the Dalai Lama and the Dalai Lama's tutors, Ling Rinpoche , and Lati Rinpoche. He also received teachings and initiations on Chenrezi, Manjushri, Yamantaka, Mahakala, Vajrapani, and Medecine Buddha and the many types of Tara practises from Serkong Rinpoche , Gaden Tri Rinpoche, and Lama Zasep Rinpoche of the Gelugpa Sect. . He is currently studying, on his own, the teachings from the Masters class from The Foundation for the Preservation of the Mahayana Tradition. .

His training in Yoga Tantra and Highest Yoga Tantra, including the practices of Guhyasamaja, Chakrasamvara, and Vajrayogini were presided over by Khabye Zong Rinpoche and supplemented with personal instructions from Geshe Khenrab, his root Guru.


Zong Rinpoche
Zong Rinpoche during a retreat at Leonard Cohen's house in Montreal
Punlop Rinpoche
Dzogchen Phunlop Rinpoche

   From the Kargyu sect, Larry received teachings from Kalu Rinpoche, the previous Gyalwa Karmapa and has studied most of the writings of Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche. He is currently studying in detail the works of Dzogchen Phunlop Rinpoche.

From the Nyingma school, Larry has been and is currently studying the works of Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche.


Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche
Dilgo Khyentse Rinpoche

   In 1985, Larry moved to Ottawa to live with his future wife, Maureen, and was given permission by Geshe-la to teach. Larry continued to study (see The Library for a list of readings) and continued to visit Geshe-la until his death in 1993.

   During his time in Ottawa, Larry & Maureen organized a couple of visits of the Drepung Loseling monks for chanting and for sand mandalas and several trips by the monks from Gaden Jangtse as well as the Gyume and Gyuto monks. They also helped in the organization of The Dalai Lama's visit to unveil the human rights monument in Ottawa. Larry was also vice-president of the Ottawa Friends of Tibet for 5 years from 1997 to 2001.
Museum of Civilization
Canadian Museum of Civilization
(Maureen & I are answering questions & showing visitors how to use the Mandala-making tools)

   Larry & Maureen moved to Westport in December of 2000 and met several people who were interested in learning meditation.

   In 2002, Larry began teaching mindfulness meditation to a handful of students and in 2003, he moved the teaching to the Westport Public Library. Many students have been studying and practicing since then. Because of the more advanced levels of the students, Larry decided to begin teaching Buddhist Philosophy and Psychology in 2005, in preparation for teaching Tibetan Buddhist Insight Meditation (Vipashyana).

   Classes are currently on Friday mornings at 10:30.



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