This article from the Saturday Vancouver Sun, a bit of a warm-up for Thich Nhat Hanh’s sold-out talk and retreat in Vancouver coming in the summer, proposes North Americans should embrace their spiritual roots while intensifying their commitment to interfaith dialogue.
Here’s the link: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Embrace+Jesus+famous+Buddhist+tells+West/5005500/story.html
The 2011 North American Kagyu Monlam began in Richmond, BC, several days ago. Webcasts of this auspicious event can be seen at: http://www.kk-video.com/wp/
The main Kagyu Monlam site can be seen at: http://kagyumonlamnorthamerica.org/
This new book is by Michael McCartney, who lives near Picton, Ontario. He has meditated daily for forty years, having trained in Kriya Yoga, Raja Yoga, Vajrayana Buddhism and Christian meditation. Michael is a scientist with masters degrees in health care and environmental studies as well . . . Read More.
Here’s a humorous (and totally right on) look at the lighter side of meditation, from a small publishing company in BC called Sunship. It is 128 pages, 8″ x 8″. The price from Sunship is $15.95.
When they are not laughing themselves silly, they also . . . Read More.
Stéphane Delaprée is a Canadian artist whose work has become synonymous with modern Cambodian figurative art, and a tremendous boon to Cambodia’s fragile tourist economy. Find out more about him…
Here’s a link to his website: http://www.happypainting.net/
Here’s an article about him from the Vancouver Courier: http://www.vancourier.com/entertainment/Painter+wows+Cambodians/4963179/story.html
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Here’s a list of who were invited to, and attended, the Garrison Institute Buddhist Teachers Meeting – see if you can spot any Canadians. I only found two, out of almost 480 Canadian Buddhist organizations.
From the publishers…
PRESS RELEASE June 17, 2011
It is with pleasure that we present the latest issue (Number 6) of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies.
In this issue, you will read • a comparative essay on Paccekabuddhas, based in Pali and Chinese . . . Read More.
From the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/shin-buddhism-a-spiritual-path-for-busy-people-123678749.html
From the National Post: http://news.nationalpost.com/2011/06/08/copper-monk-statue-vanishes-from-oakville-cemetery/
http://buddhistfictionblog.wordpress.com/ is a new blog recently launched by Kimberly Beek, a PhD candidate student at McMaster University in Hamilton.
Aside from providing a place for readers to discuss their favourite books online, Kimberly is also engaged in research. Here’s an excerpt from her blog about . . . Read More.
Further to our previous post about Buddhist summer camps in Toronto… here is further information from the sponsoring organization.
Buddhist Education Network of Ontario
Our programs are presented in various locations in the GTA
Buddhist Education Network of Ontario was initially formed . . . Read More.
From the Victoria Times Colonist: http://www.timescolonist.com/Deaths+Funerals/4881306/story.html
From the Edmonton Sun: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2011/06/05/anniversary-of-temporary-foreign-worker-stabbed-to-death-in-2010
BUDDHIST EDUCATION NETWORK SUMMER DAY CAMPS 2011
YOUTH LEADERSHIP DAY CAMP from a global perspective Ages 14 to 16/17
Explore… Culture & History of Buddhism in the World Social Issues and the solutions offered by Buddhism Mindfulness Exercises to improve Emotional Intelligence . . . Read More.
2011 Buddhist Teachers Council
New York’s Garrison Institute will host this landmark event between June 8-11. It will be preceded by a 3-day conference for established Buddhist teachers called: 2011 Pioneering Buddhist Teachers Meeting, to be held June 5-8.
Attendance at both events is by . . . Read More.
For the record, the Sumeru website was hacked twice last month, in attempts which originated from China. In the first instance our service provider notified us of the attack which appears to have caused no damage. In the second instance, we were part of the . . . Read More.
Coming soon from The Sumeru Press Inc.
NATURAL APPEARANCES, NATURAL LIBERATION: A Nyingma Meditative Guide on the Six Bardos of Living and Dying by Master Tam Shek-wing
Translated by Samten Migdron and with a Foreword by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
180 pages, 6″x9″ paperback
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Sumeru announces publication of:
AN AMERICAN BUDDHIST LIFE: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer
AN AMERICAN BUDDHIST LIFE Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer By Charles S. Prebish ISBN 978-1-896559-09-4
$24.95 US/CAN €17.50 EUR Perfect bound paperback, 266 pages, 6” x 9″
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