Avatamsak Monastery 30th Anniversary Invitation
30th Anniversary of Avatamsaka Monastery
Hoa Nghiêm Tự Lịch Trình Năm 2017
2017 – 30 Năm Kỷ Niệm Thành Lập Hoa Nghiêm Tự
Lễ Khánh Thành Đại Hùng Bảo Điện, Hoa Nghiêm Tam Thánh, và 10,000 Vị Phật
Avatamsaka Monastery 30th Anniversary Participation Form
The temple is about 15km from the airport, which is about 25 minutes driving time depending on traffic.
We are expecting a large number of participants, and accommodation at the monastery is limited. In-house lodging will be assigned first to monastics and volunteers, whose roles require that they be available on short notice and visitors with special needs. Participants attending the full celebration from August 23 to September 13 may request accommodation at the temple. Once the priority needs are met, places will be assigned on a first-come-first-served basis.
Some owners indicate no charge for extra person.
Please check airbnb website yourself for Calgary, or a list of selected addresses in wishlist below:
Above map from airbnb.ca. Yellow star locates the temple. For reference only, booking conditions change quickly.
Another hotel alternative: http://www.ohotelsuites.com/ Please check online..
We will check for better rate soon. The above prices are for your reference only.
Rocky Mountain two-day tour
The two day one night tour will depart temple Sept 11, 2017 Monday 7am.
The trip will include a day-hike at Castle Mountain, or points of interest close by if the hike is too physically demanding.
Also the tour will visit a few more points of interest in Banff National Park, such as Lake Louise.
We will also visit the town of Golden, and then the DRBA property in the vicinity.
The group will spend a night in a hotel near Golden.
The tour is estimated to cost about CAD$200. It will include the tour bus, one night hotel, and meals for the two days. Tips for bus driver will be collected at the end of the trip.
Castle Mountain Hike
There are two lakes that we can go to: the first and lower one is called Tower Lake, the fit and strong can ascend further to the second and higher Rockbound Lake. It is a full-day hike of 6 to 8 hours depending on your strength and speed. A long, steady climb through a mixed forest leads behind the distinctive cliffs of Castle Mountain to open meadows and flower-fringed Tower Lake, 7.7 km from the trailhead. It takes at least 3 to 4 hours to get to Tower Lake. The trail then takes another 20 minutes to climb a low cliff band but very steep switchback, and emerges in a glacial cirque filled by Rockbound Lake. The total elevation gain is 760m (about the height of a 250 storey building) and 8.4km one way, 16.8km round trip.
Daily high temperatures in September fall from 20°C to 15°C over the month. Daily low temperatures range from 3°C to 7°C. We have dry air, big temperature change throughout the day, and high altitude. Consider the following items when you pack your luggage:
If you are going to Castle Mountain/Golden tour:
The cost estimate below is for budgeting purpose only ($ referring to Canadian Dollars):
suggest $ your own estimate
Air fare depends ________________
Airport transfer 20 to 60 (2-way) ________________
Accommodation 260 to 300 per week ________________
Trip to Golden 200 ________________
Please note that the monastery does not accept debit cards nor credit cards, and we do not provide financial services such as currency exchange. If you would like to pay US dollars, we will accept it as Canadian Dollars, dollar to dollar with no conversion factor. There are banks close by where you may do the exchange if needed.