I saw this picture on my cousin’s FB page.
My cousin, Mickey Glantz, is a world-renowned climatologist from Boulder, CO. (http://fragilecologies.com) When the Vietnamese and Americans normalized relations after the Vietnam war, he was the first person they invited to visit. He designed the badge while . . . Read More.
We are pleased to announce that we distributed more than $350 in donations from the Sumeru Press for 2012. Recipients included a temple in Canada, a charity in Nepal and a monastery in India. The funds were raised through crowdsourcing.
PDF poster here, with live links: 2012年walkathon flyer with pic
Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada & University of Toronto Buddhism & Psychology Student Union
Mid-Autumn Lantern Festival Gala A Vegetarian Banquet with Musical Entertainment
Saturday, September 22, 2012 6:30 pm reception, 7:00 banquet
Tickets: $100 – donation tax receipt of $60 will be issued To . . . Read More.
Back in 2011, Peter Mander was running a Ponzi scheme in Toronto in which SGI Canada was caught up, unbeknownst to them at the time. It turns out Mander was an ardent supporter of this Canadian Nichiren organization and gave them more than $320 thousand . . . Read More.
One of Japan’s most famous poems, translated, from the Manitoba Buddhist Church blog… Don’t forget Japan’s tsunami tragedy!
Robert Ho, founder of the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation and the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, has recently made a $10 million donation to the Lions Gate Hospital (following on many other large donations to Canadian and international institutions. Here is the complete story . . . Read More.
From Fo Guang Shan Temple, Mississauga: http://www.fgs.ca/english/2011_VeggieGala.html
Glenn Mullin is a Canadian Buddhist author, teacher and tour guide living in Mongolia. Here he is in a humorous but fascinating video tour of Erdeni Zuu Monastery in Mongolia:
Kidding aside, however, Glenn has been involved in more than 20 Buddhist-inspired development projects . . . Read More.
The Edmonton Dragon Boat Races held their 15th annual even this week-end. Buddhist monks were on hand to bless the boats and paint eyes on them to awaken the dragon spirits – all for a great cause!
Here’s the link: http://www.stalbertgazette.com/article/20110820/SAG0302/308209993/breast-friends-ride-again
Former Canadian diplomat Ted Lipman will be the new CEO of the Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation, part of whose mandate is to promote Buddhist education worldwide.
Here is an article about the appointment from artdaily.org
Public Buddhist Prayer Service for victims of earthquake and tsunami in Japan — the service will be conducted in three Buddhist traditions
Donations, in cash or cheques, will be collected for the Canadian Red Cross to support relief efforts in Japan.
Time: 2:00 pm, Saturday, April 2, . . . Read More.
Sunday, March 27, 2011
Details from the Lethbridge Herald: http://www.lethbridgeherald.com/local-news/buddhist-memorial-service-to-support-japan-quake-survivors-32611.html
Here is the message from Tony Meers, General Director of Soka Gakkai Canada…
Thank you very much for all the members’ sincere prayers for the people of Japan as they struggle in the aftermath of the earthquake, the tsunami, and now the nuclear radiation threat. . . . Read More.
The High Commission of Sri Lanka in Canada wishes to draw the attention of the Sri Lankan expatriate community and well-wishers to the recent disaster in Sri Lanka due to the severe rainfall which continued for over three weeks. As a result, over a million . . . Read More.
The Toronto chapter of the Tzu Chi Buddhist charitable foundation, recently donated $100,000 to Bridgepoint Health in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. The funds will be used to purchase technically advanced therapeutic mattresses for the hospital’s patients.
An article about the donation can be found . . . Read More.
Establishment of a Buddhist temple in Regina’s heritage district has been approved by City Council, after controversy about the temple’s proposed food donation program. Here’s a link to the most recent news article about it…
For background, Google “Regina Buddhist Temple”
Soka Gakkai International’s Canadian chapter has handed over to the government more than $300,000 in donations it received from Robert Mander, who it was later discovered had acquired the money through illegal means. Here’s a link to the story in the Globe and . . . Read More.