Buddhist summer day camp for teens
FOR AGES 13 -17, FULL DAY (9:30 AM – 3:30 PM) 2 WEEKS (JULY 15-19; 22-26, 2013)
Enjoy a respectful and friendly environment to explore the remarkable teachings of the Buddha (Dharma) taught in a stress-free secular context. . . . Read More.
I recently received a letter with one of your Plot to Save the Planet badges from Chuck Prebish, and thought it would be good to make contact with you. I am a scholar of Japanese Buddhism, with particular focus on modernity, ethics, and . . . Read More.
You are invited to a Buddhist Dharma lecture in Toronto by Venerable Hueiguang, the Abbot of IBS http://www.ibs.tw/. Free admission. All welcome. Feel free to circulate the attached flyer to your friends. RSVP please to firstname.lastname@example.org,
The Truth of Life
April 26, 2013 / 7:30pm-9:30pm
Sidney Smith Hall, . . . Read More.
The RELIGION GRADUATE COLLOQUIUM at the Department for the Study of Religion of the University of Toronto presents:
The Earliest Recoverable Language of Buddhism, Linguistic Ambiguities, and the Process of its Transmission Thursday, April 25, 2013, 2.00-3.30 pm, JHB 318
Respondent: Christoph Emmrich
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“Meditation and the art of investment” is an article in the Financial Post yesterday, picked up from the Thomson Reuters wire service, and the title is pretty self-explanatory.
Several big-name American financial managers who espouse meditation and yoga as techniques are briefly profiled. There’s a . . . Read More.
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
Chris Beal, at Buddhist Fiction Blog, has recently posted an interview with Ruth Ozeki about her new novel: A Tale for the Time Being.
Read it AT THIS LINK.
Buddhism and Science: An International Workshop
An International Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough / April 12th-14th, 2013
Organized by Prof. Geoffrey Samuel. Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen 東蓮覺苑 Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture Series, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, . . . Read More.
Lamas, Spies, Gentleman Scholars, and Trans-Himalayan Traders: The Meeting of Religion, Colonialism, Politics and Economics in Twentieth Century Kalimpong
A Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough, April 5-6, 2013
Organized by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa and Jayeeta Sharma
Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen . . . Read More.
The 2012-13 Tung Lin Kok Yuen Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture series presents
“Between Buddhism and Science, Between Mind and Body”
A lecture by Geoffrey Samuel, the 2012-13 TLKY Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
April 12, 2013 at . . . Read More.
We just received this press release. Information on scheduled events in other Canadian cities would be gratefully received.
Via the Buddhist Council of Canada…
at Queen’s Park Saturday, May 11, 2013 4.30 to 6.30
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UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, in conjunction with the UBC’s Tzu-chi Buddhist Studies Forum, Kameyama Lecture Series, and Contemporary Tibetan Studies Program, presents three lectures on Buddhism this March:
Dr. Weirong Shen, research fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies at Princeton University, will present his . . . Read More.
Virtuous Silence: Buddhism and the Unforgetting of the 1976 Massacre in Bangkok Southeast Asia Seminar Series
Thongchai Winichakul Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, March 8, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: SS 3130, Political Science Conference Room, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. . . . Read More.
The trailer for David Cherniack’s RETREAT movie is now available for viewing on Vimeo. It is the first 10 minutes of the 108-minute documentary.
Here’s the link.
Here’s the blurb:
RETREAT follows thirty-five Westerners as they attempt an intense, eight-week, silent, meditation retreat in Thailand . . . Read More.
Very nice bio and interview with Ajahn Sona of Birken Forest Monastery here, from the Kamloops Daily News.
Not too long ago, the Vancouver Sun printed a rather provocative but poorly-researched article on the state of Buddhist practice in British Columbia, which sparked significant push-back from Buddhists themselves. Arun, over at Angry Asian Buddhist, published a rebuttal, as did we.
Now, Suwanda Sugunasiri, . . . Read More.
Steveston Buddhist Temple Special Lecture / Discussion from Professor Jeff Wilson
UBC’s Tzu-chi Buddhist Studies Forum, together with the Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program (generously supported by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Foundation), are pleased to invite you to a public lecture by Professor Albert Welter, University of Winnipeg.
January 24, 5:00 – 6:30pm, Asian Center 604
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