Public Buddhist Prayer Service for victims of earthquake and tsunami in Japan — the service will be conducted in three Buddhist traditions
Donations, in cash or cheques, will be collected for the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan.
Time: 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, . . . Read More.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Details from the Lethbridge Herald: http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/local-news/buddhist-memorial-service-to-support-japan-quake-survivors-32611.html
An interesting article on the curative powers of meditation from BC Local News, about Denise Johnson, author of “How to Win the Lottery.”
Lots of useful links for donations, information, and contacts in Japan.
Lots of events planned.
Interesting article about their event on Sunday, March 20th, from the Calgary Examiner… http://www.examiner.com/spirituality-in-calgary/winnipeggers-rose-up-for-japan
The Buddhist Council of Canada was originally active in the mid-1980s. Its former president, Suwanda Sugunasiri, has revived the organization and has broadcast this press release:
This is to bring to the attention of the Canadian Buddhist community as well as the Canadian public that . . . Read More.
Qiangba Püncog, the current chairman of the Permanent Committee of the People’s Congress of the Tibet Autonomous Region of China, is currently in the United States and will be visiting Canada, according to this article in the English Edition of China’s People’s Daily News: http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/90001/90776/90882/7323494.html
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The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program is pleased to announce an international conference on the lives of ordained Buddhist nuns in India from the time of the Buddha until the eventual disappearance of the bhikṣuṇī saṅgha from Indian soil.
BUDDHIST NUNS . . . Read More.
Here is the message from Tony Meers, General Director of Soka Gakkai Canada…
Thank you very much for all the members’ sincere prayers for the people of Japan as they struggle in the aftermath of the earthquake, the tsunami, and now the nuclear radiation threat. . . . Read More.
Dr. Alan Marlatt was born in 1942 in Vancouver, B.C. He received his bachelor’s of psychology from the University of British Columbia in 1964 and his doctorate in clinical psychology from Indiana University in 1968. He joined the faculty of the University of Washington in . . . Read More.
July 7, 1935 – March 10, 2011
Rev. Dr. Leslie Sumio Ryosho Kawamura, husband to Toyo, passed away with grace and serenity at Foothills Medical Centre on March 10, 2011 at the age of 75 years with his family present.
He is lovingly remembered . . . Read More.
March 15, 2011 PRESS RELEASE TITLE: Canada Cares – Hands of faith come together for Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief DATE: Saturday, March 26th, 2011 12 Hour Vigil/Prayer/Chanting for Earthquake and Tsunami Relief
On March 11, 2011 at 2:50 PM (Japan time), Japan experienced the . . . Read More.
The JSBTC AGM will take place this year at the Toronto Buddhist Church on Saturday, April 30, 2011 from 9 am – 4:30 pm.
Doors open 7:30 am for registration and continental breakfast. Admission is free for observers with advance registration.
The Toronto Buddhist Church . . . Read More.
The University of Toronto/McMaster University Yehan Numata Buddhist Studies Program is pleased to announce a free, public lecture by Professor Gregory Schopen (UCLA): “The Limited Reach of Religious Doctrine: Debt, Slavery, and Who could Become a Buddhist Nun (or Monk) in Early India.”
Time and . . . Read More.
Canadian Buddhist author Jamie Zeppa, has a new novel out and she has been chosen as “the new face of fiction” award-winner for 2011. “Every Time We Say Good-bye” is a family saga set in Sault-ste-Marie. The book is published by Random House. Here’s the . . . Read More.
The sold-out one-day event took place March 12. Hopefully we will get to it next year! Here is the link to their website so you can learn more about the films that were screened.
This Chinese initiative brings together a wide variety of vendors specializing in Buddhist objects. I was particularly interested in the Exhibitors list as well as the sponsors.