Source: The Advocate
On May 19, 2004 The Advocate reported, "Acadiana residents interested in Tibetan culture and the Buddhist philosophy may soon have a resource close to home. Khentrul Lodrö Thayé Rinpoche, abbot of the Mardo Tashi Chöling Monastery in Amdo, Tibet, has announced is plans to build a Tibetan Cultural Center in Acadiana. Rinpoche directs the education and spiritual practice of 300 monks and 150 children and students at the monastery. He has studied for more than 20 years at monasteries and institutes in Tibet and has twice received the title of khenpo, which is equivalent to a doctor of philosophy in Buddhist philosophy. The center will be called Katog Chöling and will offer workshops, lectures, performances and facilities for classes and instruction in philosophy, meditation, translation of sacred and ancient texts, sciences, art, music and dancing."