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
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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.
This is a very recently-formed organization.
Here is their mission statement:
The Buddhism and Psychology Student Union (BPSU) is a child of the ongoing dialogue between Buddhism and the mind sciences. Our main aim is to offer a forum for University of Toronto students to . . . Read More.
From their website: http://www.sakyadhita.org/canada/about.html
Various people have written about the Buddhist Council of Canada, which operated in the 1980s, but none have given a definitive account of the who, what, where, when, why and how of it. Now Suwanda Sugunasiri has written a comprehensive history which has been edited . . . Read More.
The Buddhist Council of Canada was originally active in the mid-1980s. Its former president, Suwanda Sugunasiri, has revived the organization and has broadcast this press release:
This is to bring to the attention of the Canadian Buddhist community as well as the Canadian public that . . . Read More.
In preparing our 2010 directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations for www.canadianbuddhism.info we have come across a number of centres that appear to have closed, or which at least do not have valid contact information.
While it is true that all things must pass, it seemed . . . Read More.
Saw their poster on a lamp post in the Glebe neighbourhood, advertising a local meditation group. Dharma Punx is a loose network of Buddhist practitioners started by Noah Levine in Los Angeles, of particular interest to disaffected young people.
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