Via NBC News…
Archaeologists in Nepal say they have found traces of a temple structure linked to Buddha’s nativity going back to the sixth century B.C.
The remnants of a timber structure — unearthed at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, which has traditionally . . . Read More.
Well, overhaul is perhaps an exaggeration! We’re updating our database at www.canadianbuddhism.info and contacting as many of Canada’s 480+ Buddhist organizations as we can to verify their listing information. We want to keep track of everybody who’s moved, changed a phone number or contact name, . . . Read More.
Here’s the latest status report from Save Buddhist Heritage, on UNESCO efforts to establish the world heritage site at Lumbini: http://save-buddhist-heritage.org/Lumbini/?page_id=583
In May, UNESCO published their report on restoration and redevelopment of Lumbini, titled:
LUMBINI The birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal. Completing the Kenzo Tange Master Plan
Since this is a world heritage site, it is important for Buddhists globally to express their aspirations and . . . Read More.
Here is a petition to the Chinese government, from change.org
Please sign and share.
Lumbini, the birthplace of Shakyamuni Buddha, was a sleepy little hamlet in Nepal until recently. Now China and India are engaged in a battle for hegemony over the site and it looks as though China is winning.
On Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012, Pushpa Kamal Dahal . . . Read More.
The Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour returns to the Tibetan Canadian Cultural Centre in Etobicoke for 3 days in September.
Buddhist relics drop in, inviting bliss and awe, at the Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour
Touring the globe for 11 years, The Maitreya Project Heart Shrine Relic Tour lets us gaze upon the crystals found in the ashes of 42 masters, including Buddha . . . Read More.
From a recent article in the Toronto Star about the top six tourist attractions in Richmond, BC:
3. Quiet your mind . . . and your belly
A) With its superb craftsmanship and exquisitely carved statues, the International Buddhist Temple is as magnificent as it . . . Read More.
Here’s a beautiful photo-essay on this Buddhist temple by Nathan Bauman, from his excellent blog, Western Odysseus: http://nathanbauman.com/odysseus/?p=1238
Here’s a beautiful photo-essay on this Buddhist temple by Nathan Bauman, from his excellent blog, Western Odysseus: http://nathanbauman.com/odysseus/?p=2660
Here’s a beautiful photo-essay on this Buddhist temple by Nathan Bauman, from his excellent blog, Western Odysseus: http://nathanbauman.com/odysseus/?p=2852
Here’s a beautiful photo-essay about this Korean Buddhist temple in BC, from Nathan Bauman’s blog, Western Odysseus: http://nathanbauman.com/odysseus/?p=1862
Pictures of the Wutaishan Buddhist Garden site in Peterborough, now a Photobucket group.
Here’s the link: http://gs173.photobucket.com/groups/w62/N9Z582MFSF/#!cpZZ1QQtppZZ32
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.
Just returned from the “Canadian Buddhism: Global Causes, Local Conditions” conference at UBC. Wonderful presentations by more than 15 presenters and two excellent keynote addresses.
Here are copies of the slide show I presented, entitled “Canadian Buddhists on the Web: Push, Pull & Practice.”
CLICK . . . Read More.
Sumeru launches The Dharma Directory, 2010 edition.
This guide lists Canadian Buddhist temples, monasteries, centres, groups, associations, study groups, charities, and other organizations. It is the most complete overview of Dharma activity in Canada available today, and presents the most current data.
It is accessible . . . Read More.
The Maitreya Sacred Relic Tour is returning to Canada briefly in 2010, and will be hosted at the Pho-Hien Buddhist Community Temple:
8, 9 & 10 October 2010 Toronto, Ontario, Canada Friday: 6pm Opening Ceremony Saturday: 10am to 7pm Sunday: 10am to 5pm
Pho-Hien Buddhist . . . Read More.