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.
The Pure Land 2013 Vancouver conference is now over, and most of the papers which were presented are now available online here: http://pureland2013.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/full-papers/
Here is a list of the presenters and their topics:
Ama, Michihiro — Buddhist Confession in Modern Japan Andrews, Susie — Replacing Sukhāvatī: The Centrality . . . Read More.
Contemplative Psychotherapy Immersion with Dr. Miles Neale
Exploring Contemplative Psychotherapy Friday, June 21, 7-9 pm, $20 (no fee if registered for weekend)
In this evening’s talk Miles will share insights from his personal journey over the last 17 years studying Buddhism and psychology. He will . . . Read More.
Keynote Addresses: Georgios Halkias and Masahiro Shimoda
You are cordially invited to two keynote addresses for the conference, “The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures: History, Image, Praxis, Thought”:
Dr. Georgios Halkias – Pure Land in Tibet Dr. Masahiro Shimoda – Pure Land in Ancient India
*Please click . . . Read More.
All are welcome to register and attend the conference and keynote lectures. *Registration fee includes meals and refreshments for the weekend.
The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures: History, Image, Praxis, Thought Conference will be taking place at the Vancouver campus of University of British Columbia from . . . Read More.
MIND MATTERS III – Desire & Entanglement
*** MIND MATTERS III is now SOLD OUT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! We look forward very much to seeing you all on 9 Feb. This will be a fantastic conference. We may have some seats opening next week or at last minute. If you want to be . . . Read More.
Pure Land 2013 is a conference (The Pure Land in Buddhist Cultures: History, Image, Praxis, Thought is the full name), to be held next year in Vancouver, at UBC. Right now, they’ve put out a call for papers.
Here is the post from Lower Mainland . . . Read More.
PRESS RELEASE (Nov. 21, 2012) Buddhist Council of Canada, Board Member at the Sakyadhita ‘Daughters of the Buddha’ (Canada) Conference.
This is to share the news that Thich Nu Tinh Quang made a presentation, “Balancing East And West As a Canadian Vietnamese Buddhist Nun”, at the . . . Read More.
This conference is taking place in the USA, but it looks like it is an excellent learning opportunity for healthcare professionals from Canada! http://zencare.org/symposium2012
Two Canadian speakers will be part of the event:
Andrew Blake—Buddhist Chaplain, Meditation and Qigong Teacher, and Psychotherapist—wears many hats serving and . . . Read More.
Sakyadhita Canada is a Buddhist women’s organization that seeks to support both monastics and laywomen through a variety of initiatives. Sakyadhita Canada has begun an outreach program designed to inform Canadian women about Sakyadhita and create links between them.
On Saturday September 15th, 2012 Sakyadhita . . . Read More.
April 13-15 2012: TLKY Conference on Buddhism and the Political Process, Miller Lash House, UTSC. Details TBA
For more information, see updates at: http://buddhiststudies.chass.utoronto.ca/
Earlier in February, 2012, Australia hosted its first international Buddhist conference. It appears to have been a great success, to the great credit of the organizers. Here is the web link: www.buddhismandaustralia.com./
Would something of this nature perhaps be worth organizing in Canada?
UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program, funded by The Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Foundation, will hold a conference on contemporary Buddhist art July 6-8, 2012 at the University of British Columbia’s Point Grey campus. Part of event series for Summer 2012 that includes the . . . Read More.
The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society at the University of Massachusetts Medical School will be holding their 10th annual International Scientific Conference, March 28-April 1, 2012, at the Four Points Conference Center in Norwood, Massachusetts.
Among the plenary sessions are:
Mindfulness-Based . . . Read More.
Various people have written about the Buddhist Council of Canada, which operated in the 1980s, but none have given a definitive account of the who, what, where, when, why and how of it. Now Suwanda Sugunasiri has written a comprehensive history which has been edited . . . Read More.
H.H. the Dalai Lama in Montreal
The American Academy of Religion will be hosting its 100th anniversary conference in San Francisco later this year. Here is a list of Canadian scholars who will be presenting Buddhist papers there…
Justin Stein, University of Toronto Hidden Treasures: Reiki Masters’ Appeals to Vajrayana Buddhism
Katrin . . . Read More.
Here’s a list of who were invited to, and attended, the Garrison Institute Buddhist Teachers Meeting – see if you can spot any Canadians. I only found two, out of almost 480 Canadian Buddhist organizations.