In our pluralistic Canadian society, we have to opportunity to model successful inter-faith dialogue. Globally, we are witnessing multiculturalism on the defensive while governments struggle with fundamentalism’s strident propaganda in a post-nationalist age. So it is always heartening to see events such as the Multi-Faith . . . Read More.
RIMEY LAMA CHOPA: A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast, A Rite to Invoke the Supreme Nectar of Wisdom
Sumeru turns two years old today.
We are pleased to announce publication of RIMEY LAMA CHOPA: A Tibetan Rimey Tantric Feast, A Rite to Invoke the Supreme . . . Read More.
Her Eminence Mindrolling Jetsün Khandro Rinpoche will visit Toronto, July 22-24, 2011. Rinpoche was born in 1967 and is the eldest daughter of Kyabje Mindrolling Trichen Gyurme Künzang Wangyal, the 11th throne holder of the renowned Mindrolling lineage. The Mindrolling lineage is one of the six . . . Read More.
Registration for the six-day retreat August 8-13, 2011 is now more than half full, since registration began several weeks ago.
To register for the retreat, click on the RETREAT button in the top menu bar of the event site (http://www.tnhvancouver2011.org/retreat).
Alternatively, follow this direct link: https://www.pvretreats.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=52:awakening-the-heart-retreat-at-ubc-vancouver-canada-aug-8-13-2011&catid=34
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You’ll roll on the floor like the laughing Buddha after reading this collection from Bhikku Sujato…
Rev. Tse Wong recently participated in this event at the Kabir Centre. Here’s a link to more details:
Well-known Canadian Buddhist author, community organizer and educator Suwanda Sugunasiri has just published his first novel: Untouchable Woman’s Odyssey.
by Suwanda Sugunasiri
The story is set in a mythical setting but within the wider geographic context of South Asia. It begins to unfold when . . . Read More.
Sri Lanka’s 65th Independence Day was celebrated around the world on February 6, 2010. Here is how the Daily News, Sri Lanka’s national newspaper, described the event held in Ottawa:
The Sri Lanka High Commission in Ottawa together with the Sri Lankan expatriate community commemorated . . . Read More.
Christian Wedemeyer, Assistant Professor of the History of Religions at the University of Chicago Divinity School, will be a Numata Program visiting speaker on March 3, 2011, from 4-6 pm at the Jackman Humanities Building (170 St George St), Room 317. He will deliver a . . . Read More.
Here’s an interesting article called Faith Communities Take Lead With Inter-Faith Bridging Project, from The Link (Canada’s leading Indo-Canadian newspaper). Sounds like a great initiative. Hopefully, it will expand and communities in other cities will take up the idea as well.
Karma Yönten Gyatso has posted 170+ of his photos of Buddhist sites on Flickr (and will continue to post more shortly). Enjoy.
Here’s the link… http://www.flickr.com/photos/58903137@N05/
Here’s a sample.
Here’s an article from the Vancouver Sun about Tim, in conjunction with the re-publication of his book…
Perhaps, according to this article in the Vancouver Sun…
As well as this companion piece from the same day’s paper…
A small collection of photos of celebrations at the International Buddhist Temple, in Richmond BC – featured in the Globe & Mail…
I’m old enough to remember when John Lennon got into trouble for saying the Beatles were more influential that Jesus Christ. Now that we live in an age of unbridled tabloid hype, coupled with the power of instant online technology, I thought it might be . . . Read More.
Wishing our Tibetan and Vajrayana readers a serene and inspiring Losar 2011 coming up on March 5th. Tashi delek!
For more about Losar, here’s the Wikipedia link: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Losar
The third biennial Montreal Zen Poetry Festival runs March 10-13, 2011.
This year’s theme: silence always speaks
Twitter page: MtlZENpoetry