The 2013 Blogisattva Award categories have been announced, based on the 2008 awards. The team is looking for keep/drop/modify suggestions before finalizing them.
Have your say at: http://blogisattva.blogspot.ca/2013/04/tentative-categories-of-awards-for-2013.html
We received notice of this initiative recently from the Buddhist Fiction Blog:
Special Invitation for Currently Reading: Buddha on a Midnight Sea by Francesca Hampton Posted on January 18, 2013
Happy New Year! This month I’m going to read Francesca Hampton’s collection of short stories in Buddha on . . . Read More.
Arun, the Angry Asian Buddhist takes the Vancouver Sun to task for their ridiculous recent article about Buddhist practice in Canada. I knew I didn’t like the article, and he articulates its many flaws with his usual flair.
Derek Rasmussen blogs about meditation, Dharma and activism from his home in Ottawa. Lots of good stuff here, folks!
Albert Low, roshi at the Montréal Zen Centre, has his (very short) bio now posted on the Sweeping Zen blog. Good to see more Canadian teachers there.
I recently received an e-mail from a Chinese domain name registration company informing me that someone in China wishes to register the domain name: “sumeru-books.cn” and asking if they are either a distributor or a partner of sumeru-books.com. I explained that they are not, and . . . Read More.
Alexander Duncan has launched a new Buddhist forum, “Dharma Transmission to the West” at the following address:
For those of you wondering how a Buddhist forum works, or what it could include, here is a link to another long-standing Buddhist forum “Dharma Wheel”:
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I’ve been having a few online conversations recently about Buddhist cults, and whether or not I should be de-listing certain centres from the canadianbuddhism.info directory on the basis of allegations about them. My position has been to take centres at face value and list them, . . . Read More.
Here’s a recent podcast with Charles Prebish by Ted Meissner on the Secular Buddhism blog: http://secularbuddhism.org/2012/06/10/episode-121-charles-prebish-an-american-buddhist-life/
Among the vital messages emerging from the hour-long interview are conversations about the impacts of sangha democratization, feminism, LGBT issues, narcissism, over-emphasis on meditation and other Western-led trends (positive and . . . Read More.
Follow his epic journey on this English-language blog: http://journeyofspirit108.blogspot.ca/
And if you would like to host Sunim or assist him on his journey through Ontario and points east, please contact: email@example.com
This is good… http://heartmind.ca/
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.
Eshu Martin, teacher at the Victoria Zen Centre, discusses their e-zendo program in a podcast with Adam Tebbe, webmaster at the Sweeping Zen blog:
Here’s the link: http://sweepingzen.com/2012/03/16/episode-5-online-meditation-practice-with-the-victoria-zen-centre/
Here’s the link for the Victoria Zen Centre: http://www.zenwest.ca/
We are please to announce we have reached our 501st post on Sumeru and have been posting since February 2009. We currently receive more than 18,000 visitors a year to Sumeru and its companion site, the Sumeru directory.
www.buddhismcanada.com has re-launched as a news portal, published by the BuddhismCanada Project.
Chief Editor: Chris Ng firstname.lastname@example.org
They are looking for a web designer, multi-lingual editors and contributors for their project. These are volunteer positions. Please e-mail Chris Ng if interested.
If you are interested in Buddhism in Nepal, and/or how things are going with the Lumbini Development Project, there is no better source with which to begin your research than Mikel Dunham’s blog: http://www.mikeldunham.blogs.com/
Mikel’s blog covers a wide range of topics pertaining to Buddhist countries, . . . Read More.
If you are a fan of Tibetan music, look no further than the incredible Tanis Wetaskiwin from Edmonton for the latest and greatest in Tibetan music vids…
She’s on Facebook, representing for Native Canadian culture, Tibetan culture, and justice everywhere! http://www.facebook.com/people/Tanis-Wetaskiwin/100000737791353
She’s also on YouTube, with . . . Read More.