Buddhism showcased in PEI festival

The Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society has been in PEI since 2008, but has been the focus of some suspicion and xenophobic attention. The changing demographic composition of the small province has become an issue not just for them, and the town of Summerside has been actively promoting a new vision of diversity with a festival recently, in which GEBIS took part.

Here’s the full article from the Charlottetown Guardian: DiverseCity Summerside Festival educates and entertains

HH Dalai Lama in Vancouver, Oct 20-23: update

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama will be giving the 1000-arm Chenrezig (Avalokiteshvara in Sanskrit) Empowerment and (Lojong) 8 Versus of Training the Mind at UBC Thunderbird Stadium, October 23rd, 8:00am-4:30pm.

Tickets are now available on Ticketmaster. A major portions of the event funds will . . . Read More.

Kalachakra 2014 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama – extensive videos

Here is a link to the livestream account for the Kalachakra 2014 initiation in Ladakh, featuring quite a few videos of the preparations and teachings from the event (now underway) and from celebrations for His Holiness’ 79th birthday (today).

May it benefit all…


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Four Sacred Mountains recreated in Peterborough – pictures

Here’s a nice article from a Peterborough tourism website with some excellent photos of the first of four Cham Shan Temple complexes being built in the area:


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Rediscovering the Women of Northern Wei with Stephanie Balkwill

Here’s an interesting article about women in the development of the sangha in China in times gone by…featuring a Canadian Buddhist scholar.

Rediscovering the Women of Northern Wei with Stephanie Balkwill

Here’s the bio on Stephanie Balkwill and the context of the story:

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Kalachakra 2014 with His Holiness the Dalai Lama

His Holiness the Dalai Lama is currently giving the Kalachakra initiation in Ladakh. The event, which runs from today through July 16, is being live streamed in many languages.

Here is a video (2 hrs) of the opening prayers, consecrations and preparations with HHDL.

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Mahamevnawa Bhavana Asapuwa

I recently had the opportunity to drop by our local Sinhala monastery and take some pictures on a beautiful sunny afternoon…

Scenes from the life of the Buddha

The Mahamevnawa Stupa

The Bodhi Tree


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Mindfulness podcast with Dr. Lynette Monteiro & Dr. Frank Musten

Ted Meissner at Present Moment: Mindfulness Practice and Science recently interviewed Lynette and Frank about their book, Mindfulness Starts Here: An Eight-Week Guide to Skillful Living in episode 19 of his podcast series.

Here’s the link to listen in.

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Cultivating Mindful Practice (social work conference)

The Canadian Society for Spirituality and Social Work, in association with the Society for Spirituality and Social Work, is presenting their 9th international conference entitled…

Cultivating Mindful Practice: Integrating the Personal and Professional for Effective Practice June 27-28, 2014 – St. Thomas University, Fredericton, NB

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Dennis Winters book launch

On May 20th, at the CBC Glenn Gould Studio atrium, Sumeru’s latest book Searching for the Heart of Sacred Space: Landscape, Buddhism & Awakening was officially launched at a soirée hosted by the author, Dennis Winters. The event was planned by Stacey Carcao. The photos . . . Read More.

Tibetan Festival Victoria – July 6, 2014

Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island (TCSOVI) presents: Tibetan Festival Victoria July 6, 2014 from 10 am – 5 pm Centennial Square, downtown Victoria British Columbia

More information: TCSOVI

Here is the event Facebook page.

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Dr. Bryan Levman, Buddhologist

Congratulations to Dr. Bryan Levman, who recently received his PhD in Buddhist Studies from the Department of Religion at the University of Toronto! His thesis was titled Linguistic Ambiguities: the Transmissional Process, and the Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism. Dr. Levman has served as the . . . Read More.

NZ Dharma teacher Tarchin Hearn leading Canadian retreats this summer

Tarchin Hearn, a great Buddhist writer and teacher from New Zealand will be teaching across Canada this summer, and he is kicking off his tour with a one-week retreat in Morin Heights. Tarchin’s approach to dharma is non-sectarian and universal in nature, linking personal healing . . . Read More.

Dale’s Temple Adventures

Dale Quarrington, a 36-year-old Canadian teacher of English in Korea, also contributes to spreading the beauty and knowledge of Korean Buddhism through his blog titled, Dale’s Korean Temple Adventures.

Since January 2011, Quarrington has visited more than 190 temples in Korea and posted pictures and . . . Read More.

Ven. Chödpa Lama Rinpoche’s 2014 Visit to Calgary

NamDak SaLing is pleased to announce the upcoming visit of Ven. Chödpa Lama Rinpoche to Calgary later this year.

The extensive bio of this teacher and his background, as described on the centre’s website, reveals a rare opportunity for those drawn to the tantric practice . . . Read More.

HH Dalai Lama in Vancouver, Oct 20-23, 2014.

His Holiness the Dalai Lama will be visiting Canada from October 20-23, 2014. His only stop will be in Vancouver where he will give a religious teaching, a public talk, and address a “We Day” gathering of students from British Columbia.

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Petition about provocative New Kadampa protests at public teachings by HHDL

I just signed the petition “New Kadampa Tradition: We request that you immediately cease the provocative protests and yelling at the public teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” on Change.org.

It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link:


Buddhist Art Exhibition, Toronto / June 9-22

The Canada Wisdom Compassion Centre, in association with the Prajna Temple, the Bodhi Association Canada and the Buddhist Terma Foundation, sponsored by the Respon International Group, presents their second Buddhist Culture & Art Show.

The exhibits include Buddhist painting, calligraphy, thangkas, ancient classics, musical instruments, . . . Read More.

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