Congratulations to all the Buddhist bloggers worldwide who participated in the 2010 Blogisattva Awards. Blogisattva.org is one of the sites I most admire and they are to be commended on their remarkable energy and dedication.
Here is a link to their site, so you can . . . Read More.
E. Gene Smith was a great friend to Tibetan Buddhism. He passed away earlier this month. Here is his obituary from the New York Times…
Earlier this year, the University of British Columbia hosted a landmark conference on Buddhism in Canada. Charles Prebish, one of the leading scholars in the area of North American Buddhism for many years, provided the keynote address: The Swans Came to Canada Too – Looking . . . Read More.
Manitoba Buddhist Temple invites you to join their sensei in a series of 18 programs on Buddhism every Saturday, 7 a.m. on Joy TV. The program is called Journey into Buddhism and is part of the regular schedule published on the Joy TV website. (From the . . . Read More.
Cables and other documents pertaining to the Tibet situation, culled from the large pool of material released by Wiki Leaks, are available on the Canada Tibet Committee website.
The Canadian government yesterday announced it will facilitate the immigration of up to 1000 Tibetan refugees living in Arunachal Pradesh in India over the next five years.
Details of the press release can be found here: http://www.cic.gc.ca/english/department/media/releases/2010/2010-12-18.asp
The Toronto chapter of the Tzu Chi Buddhist charitable foundation, recently donated $100,000 to Bridgepoint Health in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. The funds will be used to purchase technically advanced therapeutic mattresses for the hospital’s patients.
An article about the donation can be found . . . Read More.
Plans to expand Lingyen Mountain Buddhist Temple in Richmond, BC, hit a roadblock this week when city officials requested the architect to withdraw the temple’s proposal. The city is re-evaluating zoning regulations for the area where the temple is located on Number 5 Road and . . . Read More.
The British Film Institute (BFI) has recently released a DVD version of The Lost World of Tibet: The Director’s Cut – based on colour home movies taken there by James Guthrie in 1945. The entire DVD, which runs 90 minutes and has an additional 90 . . . Read More.
The Canadian Encyclopedia’s online article about Buddhism, which includes a short section on Buddhism in Canada (albeit many years out of date, but a good start), also has a short section of links to other Canadian Buddhist resources. We are pleased to announce that www.canadianbuddhism.info, . . . Read More.
Bodhi Day, celebrating the day on which Shakyamuni Buddha attained Enlightenment, is traditionally celebrated on the 8th day of the 12th lunar month. In the west, we celebrate on December 8.
Wishing you a joyous and meaningful day.
Photo by Karma Yonten Gyatso, Bodh . . . Read More.
The Olser Health Centre recently hosted a Multi-faith and Diversity Day featuring a presentation about Buddhist perspectives on healthcare from Sean Hillman, a former Tibetan Buddhist monk who works in the ICU at St. Michael’s Hospital. As part of the presentation, participants explored a variety . . . Read More.
We are pleased to announce that Sumeru books can now be purchased in paper format globally through www.amazon.com and www.barnesandnoble.com
Our first two available titles are:
UNDERSTANDING THE CHINESE BUDDHIST TEMPLE by Karma Yönten Gyatso REBIRTH AS EMPIRICAL BASIS FOR THE BUDDHA’S FOUR NOBLE TRUTHS . . . Read More.
More info here…