International Buddhist Friends Association

The International Buddhist Friends Asso­ciation (IBFA) was established in 1982 to promote the teachings of the Buddha and to encourage harmonious relations within the sangha. It is an umbrella orga­nization that encourages cooperation and communication among various Alberta Buddhist groups. Its members are dedi­cated to working for the betterment of society as a whole. The IBFA is also

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Ambedkar Memorial Association

Open to supporters of the social and reli­gious ideology of Dr. Ambedkar. address: 6341 Sophia Street, Vancouver, BC V5W 2W7 lineage: Indian Buddhist/Hindu contact: Mohan Bangai, Resident Di­rector

affiliation:

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Ambedkar Mission

Open to all who share the ideology and social reform of Dr. Ambedkar. address: 49 Templeton Court, Scarborough, ON M1E 2C3 PHONE: (416) 284-5474 lineage: Indian Buddhist contact: Darshan Chandhary, Chairman affiliation: Autonomous. This is the head office.

ESTABLISHED: 1979

facilities: Meetings in a private home. meditation

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Saskatoon Buddhist Studies Group

Saskatoon Buddhist Studies Group grew out of a visit by a Tibetan Buddhist lama in 1990. Except during the summer months, we meet weekly in the home of one of our members. This has brought an informal and welcoming atmosphere to the group. In lieu of a teacher, we use books, audio and video teaching tapes, and each other as resources. We focus mainly on Insight

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