The proposed Stoneboat Wind Farm in Bethany, near the Cham Shan temple in Peterborough under development, has been cancelled.
Here is the press release from Stoneboat: Stoneboat Project Cancellation Notice
And here is an article about it, posted today in the Peterborough Examiner: http://www.thepeterboroughexaminer.com/2014/03/07/stoneboat-wind-farm-project-cancelled
Via the Buddhist Council of Canada…
BCC Press Wesak 2014 March 06 2014 – PDF here.
Via the GTHA Wesak organization committee…
On February 17, we had a good startup meeting with over 18 temples and associations from the GTA. Bhante Saranapala (chairing the event) welcomed the attendees and reviewed the success of last year. We intend to expand both the event and . . . Read More.
Via Lower Mainland Buddhism…
“Buddhist Perspectives on the Work of Care” University of British Columbia | May 9 to 10, 2014 Abstracts and biographies due: March 13, 2014 Papers due: April 25, 2014
The program committee welcomes proposals for papers from academics, professionals, and graduate students interested . . . Read More.
Via Lower Mainland Buddhism…
Call for Papers: Buddhism and Politics in the Twenty-First Century University of British Columbia | June 6 to 7, 2014
Abstracts and biographies due: March 13, 2014 Papers due: May 23, 2014
The program committee welcomes proposals for papers from academics, professionals, and . . . Read More.
The 20th Anniversary Issue of the Journal of Buddhist Ethics, published last year, features an article by Barbra Clayton, of Mount Allison University, about Windhorse Farm, a Shambhala community in Atlantic Canada supported by ecosystem-based sustainable forestry and organic farming. I like this look at . . . Read More.
Wesak: Buddha’s Birthday Celebration will be held on Saturday, May 31, 2014 at the Mississauga’s Celebration Square. This annual event is co-organized by Phap Van, Fo Guang Shan and West End Buddhist temples of Mississauga. This is a FREE event!
Time: 4:00pm Location: Celebration Square, . . . Read More.
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Coincident with the publication of the latest issue of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies, Prof. Suwanda Sugunasiri has published an extract of his 87-page scholarly article about Buddhist cosmology, “Devolution and Evolution in the Agganna Sutta” on LankaWeb. Follow the links for the scholarly . . . Read More.
Of late there has been some news coverage about the controversy in the Kawarthas about a proposed wind farm for electricity generation that the Ontario government wants to build beside four retreat centres being built by Cham Shan Temple. Cham Shan is not the only . . . Read More.
The Yoga and Meditation Centre of Calgary presents Lama Pema Tenzin from Bhutan on Saturday, March 1 (2-4 pm) giving a workshop on Vajrayana Buddhist Tibetan iconography.
For more information call 403-251-YOGA or e-mail email@example.com. Other details at www.yogamcc.com
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Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies has just published its latest issue at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cjbs. We invite you to review the Table of Contents here and then visit our web site to review articles and items of interest.
Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies No 9 (2014) Table of . . . Read More.
THE UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO / McMASTER UNIVERSITY YEHAN NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM presents
ANYA BERNSTEIN (Harvard University)
LECTURE More Alive Than All the Living: Sovereign Bodies and Cultural Politics in Buddhist Siberia THURSDAY, February 27, 2014, 3-5 pm, UTSG, JHB 317
This talk explores religious . . . Read More.
Cham Shan Temple is planning a quartet of Buddhist retreat centres in the Kawartha Lakes area, modelled after the four sacred Buddhist mountains of China. They have purchased huge tracts of land for the purpose, and plan to spend tens of millions of dollars on . . . Read More.
This article is called “Roots and Ethics” and recently it appeared in the BCBS Insight Journal…
Mindfulness-Based Interventions (MBIs) have become a wide-spread treatment because of their secular nature. MBSR (mindfulness-based stress reduction) has been extremely successful in introducing large numbers of people to the . . . Read More.
Robert Thurman is speaking tonight in Toronto. In advance of his event, he gave an interview to the Toronto Star…
Here’s the link: http://www.thestar.com/life/health_wellness/2014/02/14/mindfulness_scholar_robert_thurman_speaks_in_toronto.html#
New free course in Buddhism at Pho-Hien Temple Learning Modern Buddhism in Western culture context
When: February 22 to November 2014, Saturdays at 2:00 – 4:00 pm
Where: Pho-Hien Temple (普賢寺), 297 Garyray Dr., Toronto, ON M9L 1P2
New Students: Free Repeat Students: Enquire at The Academy of Wisdom & Enlightenment . . . Read More.
Here’s an article from Reuters about how Canadian snowboarder, Crispin Lipscomb, sees great parallels between the Dharma and his chosen sport…