Via The Lethbridge Herald…
A small southern Alberta town’s early acceptance of Japanese culture helped shape Buddhism in Canada, making this region a hub of religious growth.
Raymond was the centre of the Canadian Buddhist movement after the Second World War, according to University of . . . Read More.
Shodo Spring’s Compassionate Earth Walk begins in Alberta on July 4th, and will follow the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline route south into the USA. Her initiative was recently profiled in The Huffington Post, with the title – An Inconvenient Walk: A Grandmother’s Invitation.
Controversial teacher Lama Ole Nydahl will be in Alberta to celebrate 20 years of Diamond Way Buddhism in the province with a “Compassion in Action” event scheduled for May 31-June 2 at The Inns of Banff.
Lama Ole will give an introductory talk on Buddhism . . . Read More.
Runs this summer, from Hardisty, AB, with 13 stops in Canada before crossing into the USA, following the Keystone XL Pipeline route. Organized by Shodo Spring. Here’s the link… www.compassionateearthwalk.org
Shodo Spring is a Soto Zen teacher living in Minnesota, who is committed to engaged Buddhist practice. Earlier this summer, she published her Compassionate Earth Manifesto (see Sweeping Zen: http://sweepingzen.com/compassionate-earth-manifesto-shodo-spring). Next summer, she is planning to walk a significant portion of the proposed Keystone XL pipeline . . . 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.
Here’s an interesting article from the Rossland Telegraph about opposition to the Alberta tar sands development. Several prominent Buddhist leaders are clearly against the plan (as cited in the article). Where do Canada’s Buddhists stand? For the record, I’d much rather see our efforts going . . . Read More.