Buddhism in Canada: A forum and network for Canadian Buddhists and Canadian Buddhist groups interested in connecting, collaborating and sharing ideas and information with one another.
Administrated by Tanya McGinnity (FullContactEnlightenment)
Via the Ottawa Citizen…
OTTAWA — When Tenzin Tsangyang stepped off the plane in Ottawa on Friday, he says the welcome was so warm he didn’t even feel the cold outside.
He is one of 10 stateless Tibetan refugees who travelled here from a settlement . . . Read More.
Annual Tibetan Cultural Fair
Saturday, November 30th – 10 am to 6 pm Sunday, December 1st – 10 am to 5 pm
Santa Cruz Church Hall 60 Rachel West (corner St. Urbain), Montreal
The 25th annual Tibetan Cultural Fair features a handicrafts bazaar, live music . . . Read More.
Here is a list of Buddhist organizations in the Philippines through whom Buddhists may wish to help with the cyclone relief effort:
Chu Un Temple Address: 246 V. Rama Avenue Cebu City 6000 Philippines
Iloilo Fo Guang Yuan Address: 13-A Fuentes Street, Iloilo City, . . . Read More.
Machik is an international organization dedicated to strengthening communities on the Tibetan Plateau.
Machik Canada is holding a fundraiser for 300 in Lindsay, Ontario (home to a substantial Tibetan Canadian community) tonight.
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.
Via Buddhist Council of Canada…
Buddhism Heritage Day at the Ontario Legislature, Oct. 10 2013
History was made today when nearly 150 Buddhists of Ontario attended a Buddhism Heritage Day at the Ontario Legislature building on Oct. 10. Initiated by Ontario Member of . . . Read More.
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In 2015, the World Buddhist Women’s Convention will be hosted in Canada by the Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples of Canada Women’s Federation (JSBTCWF) in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
Embraced by the Oneness of Life is the theme for this prestigious, international event being held on Saturday, May 30 . . . Read More.
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.
The University of Toronto / McMaster University NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2013-14 presents:
JUSTIN McDANIEL (University of Pennsylvania)
NUMATA READING GROUP (co-sponsored by the Asian Institute?s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies): “The Bird in the Corner of the Picture. Some Problems with the Use of . . . Read More.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Ordination Day DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 TIME: 9:30 – 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation * (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Chung Yeung Festival DATE: Sunday, October 13, 2013 TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM “Mung Shan” Food Offering to the Deceased
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The Peace Days program has been created for the general public and focuses on cultural diversity, family, and the participation of the general population of Winnipeggers and Manitobans. Our goal is to create a popular event, and develop a firm commitment towards creating and expanding . . . Read More.
Well, overhaul is perhaps an exaggeration! We’re updating our database at www.canadianbuddhism.info and contacting as many of Canada’s 480+ Buddhist organizations as we can to verify their listing information. We want to keep track of everybody who’s moved, changed a phone number or contact name, . . . Read More.
The “Highway to Heaven” in Richmond, BC, is home to a multitude of religious institutions, including Buddhist. Here’s an article from the Vancouver Sun, about how they all get along, and about interfaith dialogue and cooperation between them. The Thrangu Buddhist Temple is a leader . . . Read More.
This just in, from the CBC…
The sight of Buddhist monks asking for money on the streets of Toronto is ringing alarm bells for some, especially when it appears certain men with shaved heads and coloured robes are not what they seem.
Toronto police have . . . Read More.
I recently received this from Glenn Mullin, Canadian Buddhist scholar and teacher currently living in Mongolia…
Greetings from Korea. I am here for two weeks, and then will leave for Mongolia. Hey, come horse riding…
Thanks for putting my little Lumbini . . . Read More.