Buddhism in Canada: A forum and network for Canadian Buddhists and Canadian Buddhist groups interested in connecting, collaborating and sharing ideas and information with one another.
Administrated by Tanya McGinnity (FullContactEnlightenment)
A number of years ago when I was helping George Klima update his Buddhism in Canada directory (before the Sumeru directory existed), there was a Sri Lankan temple in Ottawa called the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya. It seemed like an odd name for a Buddhist temple, but . . . 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.
I recently joined a global community of videogamers playing Ingress, a massively multi-player online Android game made for Google+ by Niantic Labs. The game involves discovering, visiting and claiming portals in the public sphere all over the world. One of the two teams is known . . . Read More.
The Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship Program was launched in 2007 by the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet then headed by the Hon. Senator Consiglio Di Nino. The first internship, six weeks long, saw 4 young Tibetan-Canadian students hired and placed in the offices of . . . Read More.
Gary Ho is chief executive officer of the Vancouver-based Canadian chapter of the global Tzu Chi Buddhist Relief Foundation, founded by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966.
In a recent edition of The Province, he was profiled in an excellent piece explaining a bit about . . . Read More.
Here are complete details on the GTA Vesak celebrations happening June 1st in Celebration Square, Mississauga:
To All Devotees and Friends,
Please click on the link: http://www.mississauga.com/ community/article/1618160– party-for-the-buddha-at-the- square
We have pleasure in inviting you to participate in the special celebrations drawn up to . . . Read More.
Here’s the most recent update from the social media presence for the Canada Tibet Committee:
‘Like’ our new FB page in order to stay in touch with other Tibet supporters in Canada. Follow us on http://www.facebook.com/CanadaTibet from now on, as this group will soon be CLOSED.
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The Tibet Resettlement Project now has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/tibetresettlementproject
The Government of Canada is facilitating the immigration of up to 1,000 Tibetans living in the state of Arunachal Pradesh in India, at the request of the Canada Tibet Committee and Canada’s Tibetan community. Up to . . . Read More.
These are new Facebook groups inspired by the Plum Village lineage. Their tagline is: Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy, Compassionate, and Wise Society. www.wkup.org
Wake Up Canada: http://www.facebook.com/WakeUpCanada
Wake Up Ontario http://www.facebook.com/WakeUpOntario
Wake Up ― Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy, Compassionate, and Wise Society ― is a world-wide . . . Read More.
His Holiness the Dalai Lama banned the practice of the Shugden deity more than ten years ago. Here is a link to a story explaining the reasons, from Time Magazine, reproduced from the Canada Tibet Committee website, where it was posted in 2008: http://tibet.ca/en/newsroom/wtn/3218
This practice . . . Read More.
Vancouver & Victoria
Excluding groups that are tangentially tagged as “Buddhist” the breakdown is as follows: 4 Theravada 7 Mahayana (including three that focus on martial arts) 10 Vajrayana (mostly Shambhala) 13 New Kadampa (which many people do NOT . . . Read More.
Early Thursday morning five of the walkers crossed the border into Canada with no problem. The other vehicle with a few walkers and the walkers’ luggage was not able to make it. So the walk needs support. We’ve read about you, students of Toronto! Come out and . . . Read More.
Grafton Peace Pagoda (Nipponzan Myohoji) are staging a walk around Lake Ontario over the coming weeks. Here’s a picture from one of their previous walks.
Schedule and contact for the walk can be found at: http://www.sumeru-books.com/2012/07/no-more-fukushimas-peace-walk-around-lake-ontario-july-11-aug-11-2012/
The Peace Walks page is: http://peacewalks.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/no-more-fukushimas/
Their Flickr page is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81076938@N02/
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Unfortunately, the story of dharma in the west is not all sweetness and light. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says: “When teachers break the precepts, behaving in ways that are clearly damaging to themselves and others, students must face the situation, even though this can be . . . Read More.
We’ve received 60 surveys so far and much encouragement. Thank you to all participants!
If your centre is one of the 440+ who have not yet submitted your completed survey, please visit our page with complete information about the initiative and downloadable survey packages: http://www.sumeru-books.com/2011/11/canadian-buddhism-survey/
The Sumeru Press is currently updating our directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations for www.canadianbuddhism.info and we are asking for participation from Buddhist organizations across Canada. More than 15,000 people a year turn to this website and its sister news site, www.sumeru-books.com, for information about where to practice . . . Read More.