Declassified documents from 1950 through the 1960s show that Canada considered Tibet to be “qualified for recognition as an independent state.” These documents also show how the Canadian government’s concern over the outcome of United Nations votes led Canada to publicly avoid the question of . . . Read More.
Stephen Jenkinson is one of Canada’s leading palliative care educators, and the subject of a full-length documentary by Tim Wilson, titled “Griefwalker.”
The movie is Tricycle Magazine’s March selection for their Buddhist film club, and featured on their website: http://www.tricycle.com/filmclub
A 20-minute Tricycle audio interview with . . . Read More.
From the Calgary Herald:
The first time Lara Braitstein learned anything about Buddhism, she was struck at just how much sense it all made to her.
“What I learned at first was about understanding, that our minds are the source of our experience of the . . . Read More.
WESAK 2012 (Buddha’s Birth, Enlightenment & Parinibbana)
Join in a Buddha Puja. Offer flowers to the Buddha. Chant the Avalokitesvara, Lotus & Wisdom Sutras. Transfer Merit to the Departed. Join in the singing of the Unity Song. Listen to an inspirational speaker.
Saturday, May 5, . . . Read More.
CBC’s “Day Six” radio newsmagazine will be covering Tibetan self-immolations on its March 31, 2012 show tomorrow. For those who don’t know, there have been a great number of Tibetan self-immolations in Tibet and in Tibetan areas of China in the past year, in protest . . . Read More.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama will give a public talk in Ottawa on April 28, 2012. The topic is “Ethics for a Whole World.”
The website, where one can buy tickets online and view related material, is now up on the Canada Tibet Committee’s site: http://www.tibet.ca/2012/
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Contemplative Care Training Intensive with Koshin Paley Ellison & Robert Chodo Campbell 180 Sudbury St, Toronto, ON M6J 3H2 Mon, Mar 26, 2012 – 9:00am – Sat, Mar 31, 2012 – 4:30pm Presented by: Toronto Centre of Gravity Buddhist Association Cost: $695 + HST Email: . . . Read More.
Zen artist Nick Pederson is the New York-based illustrator of the book “Sumeru” – an allegory of the Zen journey. He is currently artist in residence at the Banff Centre in Alberta.
In this podcast interview with Adam Tebbe, of the Sweeping Zen blog, he . . . Read More.
Eshu Martin, teacher at the Victoria Zen Centre, discusses their e-zendo program in a podcast with Adam Tebbe, webmaster at the Sweeping Zen blog:
Here’s the link: http://sweepingzen.com/2012/03/16/episode-5-online-meditation-practice-with-the-victoria-zen-centre/
Here’s the link for the Victoria Zen Centre: http://www.zenwest.ca/
Ottawa – Ethics for a Whole World: A Public Talk by the Dalai Lama
The Canada Tibet Committee (CTC) is honoured to host an historic Public Talk by His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Saturday, 28 April at the Ottawa Civic Centre. Doors open at . . . Read More.
A series of benefit concerts for the Tibetan Resettlement Project. Sunrise and Good People starts the tour off in BC on March 28th at the Biltmore Cabaret in Vancouver and on March 31st at the Felicita’s Pub in Victoria.
Vancouver – Rock for Tibet Date: . . . Read More.
Living the Heatrt of Wisdom is a 21-month study and practice program exploring the liberating teachings of the Buddha, intended for those who wish to deepen in Dharma practice. The program is taught by Daryl Lynn Ross, a Buddhist teacher with True North Insight.
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We just discovered this article by D. Mitra Bhikkhu in the 2011 edition of the Journal of Global Buddhism — Temporary Ordination for Character Transformation: A Diasporic Practice with Transnational Connections. It’s about short-term precepts in the Theravada tradition and draws heavily from material from . . . Read More.
This excellent article recently appeared in the Face to faith section of The Guardian, one of the top international newspapers in the United Kingdom. It’s well worth a read…
The article was written by Vishvapani Blomfield, whose blog, Wise Attention, is always interesting.
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The Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada (BEFC) announces a student essay competition demonstrating the association between Buddhism/Buddhist psychology and western psychology, science or society. Submissions should focus on the specific and creative ways that the western academic and clinical disciplines, (e.g. psychology, sociology, religious studies, . . . Read More.
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April 13-15 2012: TLKY Conference on Buddhism and the Political Process, Miller Lash House, UTSC. Details TBA
For more information, see updates at: http://buddhiststudies.chass.utoronto.ca/
READING GROUP: “Yogācāra Prehistory: The Interpretation of Bhāva, Svabhāva, Abhiniṣpanna, and Pariniṣpanna in a Gāndhārī Scholastic Text”
– Thursday, March 22, 4-6, McMaster, University Hall 122
LECTURE: “Brittle Birch Bark Speaks: the Earliest Buddhist Manuscripts of Ancient Gandhāra”
- Friday, March 23, 3-5, U . . . Read More.