Ani Thubten Jamyang Donma and the Dongyu Gatsal Ling Initiative in NYC

In association with Tibet House and the Rubin Museum of Art in NYC, there will be an exhibition:

TENDREL – རྟེན་འབྲེལ – Interconnections
January 9, 2014 – March 2, 2015
An art exhibition by artists who are inspired by the life work of Jetsunma Tenzin Palmo.

Ani Thubten Jamyang Donma, associated with Riwoche Temple in Toronto, will be in NYC for the opening … prints of her Stained Glass Thangkas (Tara & Prajnaparamita)  made for the DGL Nunnery are part of the show….. Jan 9 thru 17th.

dgli-flyer-ny (2)PDF poster here

Korean Zen group in Brampton seeks retreat space

We are a Buddhist community based in Brampton, Ontario, looking for a place to have 4 or 5 retreats a year for 8 – 20 people. What would that include (meals, beds etc.) How much per person or per cabin? Please contact:

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UBC Buddhism and Contemporary Society rebrands

In a renaming ceremony on October 27, the University of British Columbia’s “Buddhism and Contemporary Society” program rebranded as the “Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society.”

In 2005, UBC established the Buddhism and Contemporary Society program, North America’s first . . . Read More.

Richard Bryan McDaniel signs with The Sumeru Press for two Zen books

We are pleased to announce that Richard Bryan McDaniel has signed with The Sumeru Press to publish his next two books:

The Third Step East: Zen Masters of America (Spring 2015) and Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in America . . . Read More.

“Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada” published by McGill/Queen’s U Press

Via the publisher’s website…

Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhisms in Canada Edited by John S. Harding, Victor Sogen Hori and Alexander Soucy Analyzing the dramatic growth of Buddhism in Canada in global and historical contexts.

When Sasaki Sokei-an founded his First . . . Read More.

Dhamma Aboard Evolution, new e-book from Nalanda Publishing

PRESS RELEASE Oct. 13, 2014 / Nalanda Publishing Canada

Dhamma Aboard Evolution: the Breakthrough Research on the Aggañña Sutta by the well-known US Fulbright & Canadian Scholar Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri

The Aggaña Sutta has been characterized by Western scholars as ‘satire’ and ‘parody’. . . . Read More.

Buddhism & Australia: Call for papers

Deadline approaching: submission of papers for International Conference Buddhism & Australia 2015

The IC Buddhism & Australia is pleased to invite abstracts for panel sessions and individual papers for the 4th International Conference Buddhism & Australia.

This conference investigates the history, current and future directions . . . Read More.

Silent Illumination Chan Retreat, Vancouver, Nov 15-22

Nov 15-22: Silent Illumination Chan Retreat hosted by Dharma Drum Vancouver

“Silently and serenely, forgetting all words, clearly and vividly, it appears before you.”

The above verse comes from “The Inscription on Silent Illumination,” a poem composed by Master Hongzhi Zhengjue of the . . . Read More.

A Dialogue on the Three Major Traditions of Buddhism – update

A Dialogue on the Three Major Traditions of Buddhism Lithuanian Hall, 1573 Bloor Street West, Toronto Saturday, November 8, 2014 – 2 pm to 7 pm, followed by a gala dinner Hosted by Karma Sonam Dargye Ling

$50. You can register online:

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Walking Meditation workshops, Pembroke, ON

OCTOBER WORKSHOP – WALKTOBER Join us for an afternoon of walking mindfulness practices, as we celebrate Walk-tober. Saturday, October 18 1.00-4.00pm $35.00 (incl. lunch)

WORKSHOP SCHEDULE PART I – 1.00-2.30 Indoor Contemplative Walking Two Labyrinths – The Greek and the Manda-Lab (created by Ray)

PART . . . Read More.

Genju Monteiro in Enso exhibit, upstate New York

Via 108zenbooks…

As you might have seen on Lynette Monteiro’s FB feed, Kaz Tanahashi will be showing his art at St. Lawrence Univ. “Richard Brush Gallery” (how appropriate!) from Oct 14 to Dec 6. He will also give a public talk on Nov 18. Zen . . . Read More.

Mindfulness talks at U of T

MINDFULNESS: Beyond Stress Reduction Buddhist Contemplative Care A talk by Henry Shiu, Ph.D., Lecturer Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health Program, U of T Tuesday, Oct. 21, 2014, 7:00pm Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres., Chapel (3rd flr)

The Spiritual Roots of Mindfulness A talk by . . . Read More.

HH Dalai Lama Vancouver, Oct 23 – Heart Project

Via Lower Mainland Buddhism…

The Heart Project and the Dalai Lama’s October Visit

About the Heart Project

The Heart Project is intended to convey a message “With All Our Hearts United As One, Let Us Pray For World Peace”.

There will be 924 seats arranged . . . Read More.

Prof. Shi Zhiru on Chinese Buddhism, Vancouver, Oct 20

UBC’s Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society is pleased to welcome Professor Shi Zhiru (Pomona College). Her lecture entitled, “For Whom The Bell Tolls: Bells, Hells, and Venerating Dizang in China” will take place at: UBC Robson Square | Room . . . Read More.

UT Buddhist Chaplaincy program admissions update

Participants in the recent roundtable, held at the West End Buddhist Temple, about the U of T Buddhist Chaplaincy program, have received a letter from Chris Ng, of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada (who are supporting the initiative)…

Dear friends in the Dharma,

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Tsewang Dorji crafting new Buddha statue for Palyul Foundation of Canada

Via Buddhadharma Quarterly…

Palyul Foundation of Canada, which maintains Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong, a 350-acre tem­ple and retreat facil­ity in Ontario, has commissioned Toronto-based Bhutanese artist Tsewang Dorji to craft a new Buddha image, now in progress. The face, body, and legs are now at . . . Read More.

Bodhi Path Calgary upcoming programs

Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish, Bodhi Path Chicago

Trinlay Rinpoche at the University of Calgary, 2013 Upcoming Events

We are pleased to announce that Dharma Teacher Rachel Parrish will be returning to Calgary for an inspiring two week teaching program in October. Rachel . . . Read More.

Liberation Through Seeing – extended preview

Here’s a high definition extended preview of Canadian filmmaker David Cherniack’s upcoming feature called Thongdrol: Liberation Through Seeing, about the Karma Gadri tradition of Vajrayana Tibetan Buddhist thankga painting, fostered by the Karmapa lineage.

New Preview of Thongdrol: Liberation through Seeing from David Cherniack . . . Read More.

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