Introduction: Canada and Northern U.S.

The Master in Canada at Branch Way-places in the late 1980s

The Master in Canada at Branch
Way-places in the late 1980s.

In 1984, the Venerable Master established the first branch monastery of the Dharma Realm Buddhist Association (DRBA) in Canada. Undaunted by the distance, the Venerable Master would visit the branch Way-places. During one such visit, a dragon who had waited 2000 years for an opportunity to take refuge with the Master came seeking to be a disciple.