Here’s a 50-minute video of a talk by the abbess of the Po Lam Nunnery in Chilliwack, speaking about Buddhist chaplaincy in the Canadian prison system. Her talk was given at the University of British Columbia to about 90 people last March.
The UBC’s . . . Read More.
H.H. the Dalai Lama in Montreal
To be held at Van Dusen Garden, 11 am – 7 pm
Details here: http://www.facebook.com/TibetFestival
Sumeru is pleased to announce publication of:
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 Foreword by Tulku Thondup Rinpoche
ISBN 978-1-896559-10-0 $24.95 US/CAN €17.50 EUR Perfect bound paperback, . . . Read More.
July 22 to October 21, 2011
Wilder & Davis Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Françoise Issaly: Migrations from July 22nd to October 21st, 2011. The exhibition includes an installation of 3-D painted objects, photographs of these same installations and a video that were made . . . Read More.
From The Comox Valley Echo:
This year, on July 30 and 31, Reverend Grant Ikuta, the resident minister for the Steveston Buddhist Temple and recently-elected Bishop of the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada, will be visiting five Japanese-Canadian cemetery sites on Vancouver Island and . . . Read More.
A nice write-up and video from the Vancouver Sun: http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Life+lessons+from+Nibobe+Garden/5146770/story.html
Justin Whitaker, of the blog American Buddhist Perspective recently reviewed Charles Prebish’s new book, “An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer” which was published by Sumeru last month. Here’s a brief quote…
“Subtitled ‘Memoirs of a Modern Dharma Pioneer,’ Charles Prebish’s latest . . . Read More.
This article about Toronto’s Tibetan community voting for the new government of Tibet in exile, at the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Etobicoke, is from The Globe & Mail:
The May 2011 edition can be accessed at this address:
The American Academy of Religion will be hosting its 100th anniversary conference in San Francisco later this year. Here is a list of Canadian scholars who will be presenting Buddhist papers there…
Justin Stein, University of Toronto Hidden Treasures: Reiki Masters’ Appeals to Vajrayana Buddhism
Katrin . . . Read More.
Over the coming year, Sumeru will be undertaking a survey of Canadian Buddhist organizations, in association with the University of Toronto, with the supervision of Professor Frances Garrett, associate chair of the Centre for the Study of Religion.
Our goal is to create a printed . . . Read More.
From the Vancouver Sun…
A number of Canadian cities have enacted or are considering bans on the sale of shark fins, joining more than 90 countries around the world who already support this initiative. We wholeheartedly encourage them to stop needlessly and brutally killing tens of millions of sharks . . . Read More.
BUDDHIST EDUCATION NETWORK SUMMER DAY CAMP 2011
CULTURAL DAY CAMP for YOUTH Ages 11 to 13
Find out … Who is the Buddha of Compassion & Wisdom?
Explore … Where & How He Lived? What He Did? Why He was Buddha? What did He Teach? Why . . . Read More.
Cham Shan Temple in Thornhill, Ontario, has undertaken a major initiative to build four temples near Peterborough, each replicating one of the Four Sacred Mountains of China. The project began several years ago, and Wutai Shan is the first temple being constructed. Here is comprehensive . . . Read More.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will open the Second Global Conference on World’s Religions After 9/11, at the Palais des Congrès in Montréal, sharing the stage with many notables from Buddhist and non-Buddhist spiritual traditions. This is a one-day event. The theme is world peace . . . Read More.
Earlier this year, Sumeru published Rimey Lama Chopa, translated by Glenn Mullin, with a foreward by Ven. Mathieu Ricard. Fifty percent of profits from sales of the book go to support Karuna-Shechen humanitarian projects in the Himalayas. Ven. Ricard’s recent opinion piece in The New . . . Read More.