It was a great moment of success marking the opening of a new meditation centre in Regina. We celebrated DMC’s third anniversary February 25, Saturday, with an event attended by local dignitaries and members of Regina’s developing spiritual community.
Speaking at the event, Mayor Michael Fougere noted that “this centre is here for peace, tranquility, and meditation,” and that while “there is lots of turmoil, division, and conflict within our world, it’s a breath of fresh air to know that in Canada and in Saskatchewan, we have a great place that really is here for tolerance and understanding.”
“I have a suspicion” mused Hon. Minister Mr. Ralph Goodale, “[that DMC] will become a very important part of this community as the years go by and more and more people learn about the benefits of participating in the contemplation and meditation that the centre offers, in terms of peace, equilibrium, and enlightenment.”
“Dhammanjali Meditation Center is a blessings for the people of Saskatchewan”, according to Hon. Mark Docherty, MLA Regina. “It will ensure social harmony among many communities based on the Buddha’s teachings and his timeless wisdom.”
“Canada has been maintaining our openness and inclusively. Our multi-culturalism is a good thing” said Hon. Erin Weir MP, “we can go further than that to help people, and recognized the DMC has the potential to become a spiritual hub”.
“When I did little bit of research on good work done by inclusive community beings to DMC,” said Hon. Chief Mr. Evan Bray, Regina police service, “I feel the DMC community has demonstrated each and everyday men and women at work like Regina police service. Things like kindness, compassion, teachings, truth, respect, peace and inclusiveness. That is what is important to this community and important to us.”
“It’s a great achievement and an opportunity for the Reginian, Chakma people in particular to have a meditation centre of their own,” Dr. Aditya Dewan DMC’s Director said. “Now they will not have to go to the temples belonging to other communities.”
“This is a good opportunity”, added Dr. Talukdar, DMC’s Patron, “to connect with each other in the area, to work together to improve the community life in our world.”
“The only path to well-being and happiness… lies in the purity of the mind, which is produced through the regular practicing of mindfulness meditation.” We continue to develop our good relationships with our members from different backgrounds and enjoy and respect the multicultural community we serve.
We would like to extend our sincere thanks to everyone who participated in this remarkable day.