Via Lower Mainland Buddhism blog…
“KAGAYAKI,” a presentation of Local Nikkei Artists
December 7, 2013 1 pm – 9 pm Steveston Buddhist Temple 4360 Garry St. Richmond, BC (604) 277-2323
The Steveston Buddhist Temple is celebrating our 50th Anniversary of at our present location. Over the course of . . . Read More.
A great article from The Sri Lanka Reporter (based in Toronto), about the dedication ceremony for the then-new home of the Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society, West-End Buddhist Cultural Centre…
Sorry it’s a bit older than a year, but I just found it.
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I took a day off work today to restore my spirit, and stopped by Pyung Hwa Sa, the Chontae Korean Buddhist temple down the street. They have a large property and have devoted a lot of energy to urban farming and communion with nature! After . . . Read More.
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.
This is an old story about the Karma Tekchen Zabsal Ling Thrangu Centre in Aurora, ON that started in 2011, but I just found out about it this morning and it is as of yet unresolved. The centre is currently closed except for private students . . . Read More.
Got the e-mail update today on what is happening at Zenwest Buddhist Society in Victoria, BC, over the coming months and it is (as they say) a TON of stuff.
You can check it out here.
From the Vancouver Courier…
Although Strathcona carries a strong image of a working class monoculture, the shadow of a mostly forgotten community still lingers. The blocks between Jackson and Main to the east and west, and Cordova and the waterfront to the south and north . . . Read More.
Jing Yin Temple is open for architectural viewing today and tomorrow, as part of the City of Toronto “Doors Open” event.
Here’s the listing: http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen.nsf/7810A7D0D6C0033D8525799C004D29F5/38CB4A55A31E186085257B2C0015C818?opendocument
And here’s the temple’s website: http://www.tbjyt.org/portal_tbjyt/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=85
I recently discovered Venerable Yuttadhammo (formerly Noah Greenspoon), a Canadian-born Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
His blog is: Truth Is Within / Just another Buddhist monk’s weblog
I’ll be adding him to the . . . Read More.
Enpuku-ji Zen Centre in Montréal’s Plateau district is now offering a vegetarian bed-and-breakfast room for rent on the airbnb site. Details here.
Tergar Montréal and Tergar Trail BC are two new centres in Canada under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. They have just been added to the Sumeru directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations at the links noted above.
Here’s a short travel article from the Toronto Star about celebrating Chinese New Year at Kuan Yin Temple of the International Buddhist Society, located in Richmond, BC.
On January 20, 2012, the Government of Nepal and the Government of the Rep. of Korea signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for the preparation of the Lumbini World Peace City Preservation and Development plan. This new plan is to be designed within one and . . . Read More.
Myanmar Buddhist Temple (Calgary) has recently purchased the property at 2804, 14 Avenue, SE, Calgary T2A 0J7 and is at its new location.
In other recent news from the temple…
Dear Myanmar Canadian Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to join in the New Year 2013 . . . Read More.
Universal Buddhist Temple in Vancouver has a new website: http://ubt-bc.org
It’s bilingual Chinese/English.
The Universal Buddhist Temple is the oldest functioning non-profit Chinese Buddhist temple in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The temple was founded by Mr. C.C. Lu (呂雒九居士) in 1968 and with Master . . . Read More.
FGS hosted the official opening of their new temple in Waterloo, Ontario, yesterday. Their new contact information has been posted on the Canadian Buddhism website.
The presiding nun was the abbess of FGS Temple, Ven. Yung Ku.
FGS Toronto has operated the Lotus Tea House, . . . Read More.
This is a round-table moderated by Ted Meissner, from SBA. Participants are Charles Prebish, Sarah Haynes, Justin Whitaker and Danny Fisher.
Now completing filming and looking for funding for post-production/distribution. Looks very good. Watch the trailer.
Main website – http://seekingheartwood.com
Fundraising – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seekingheartwood/seeking-heartwood-documentary-on-buddhism-in-ameri