Via the Metta Institute…
When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved one go?”
That is the subject of an upcoming Metta Institute teleconference with our friend Katy Butler, Buddhist practitioner, teacher and author of a brilliant new book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door:The . . . Read More.
‘The experience of grief challenges our deepest sense of who we are. It is in connecting mindfully, even to painful experiences like grief, that the potential for transforming and enriching our lives exists”. Join us at ITM (Institute of Traditional Medicine) on Friday August 9, . . . Read More.
A Better Way to Die: Bringing together medicine and spirituality for end-of-life care is an article in the current Atlantic Monthly magazine, from the perspective of Buddhist chaplain Seigan Glassing. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/a-better-way-to-die/276724/
As my mother used to say: “Old age ain’t for wimps.” Now that baby boomers are entering their golden years, how to practice the Dharma as a senior and how to hang on to a Sangha have become more widely pondered issues.
We recently received . . . Read More.
NEW ANNUAL LECTURE SERIES
LECTURES IN THE ARTS, HISTORIES, LITERATURES AND RELIGIONS OF BURMA
presented by the Southeast Asia Seminar Series
Van Gennep’s Rites of Passage and Vipassana: What ‘Circular’ Life-cycle Rituals Might Look Like in Burma
Gustaaf Houtman Senior Teaching Fellow, School of Oriental . . . 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.
Via the Shambhala Sun:
Shambhala teacher Paul Warwick dies
Shambhala teacher Paul Warwick died at his home in Bellingham, Washington, on February 2. He was a mentor to many in the Shambhala community, serving in numerous capacities across the organization since meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in . . . Read More.
Anthony Kennedy Warder – in memoriam via Christoph Emmrich
Professor A.K. Warder was born in England September 8, 1924 and passed away at the age of 88 on January 8, 2013.
He studied Sanskrit and Pali at the University of London (SOAS). His doctoral thesis, later . . . Read More.
It is with sadness we announce the Passing Away of
Buddhologist Prof. A K Warder
formerly of University of Toronto and Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies (Canada).
FRIDAY, Feb. 15, 2013
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The Upaya Institute in Santa Fe, NM, offers a Buddhist Chaplaincy program, and several Canadians have graduated from their program. Here is information about two of them, along with their theses:
Andrew Blake (2010)
photo by Lynette Monteiro
Andrew is cofounder and program director at . . . 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.
Sorry I missed this last year – Doreen was a dear friend to Toronto’s Buddhist community for many years…
HAMILTON, Helen Doreen (nee Henderson) – Passed away on January 3, 2011 at the age of 72. Doreen had the courage to follow her own unique . . . Read More.
Larry Norman Reside Obituary
On Saturday, June 9th, with Maureen at his side, Larry peacefully ended his 7 year struggle with cancer. Ever grateful for and devoted to his wife Maureen; proud step Dad to Pemi (Emily) and Tovy (Sarah-Jane); thrilled to be Grampa to . . . Read More.
Thursday, June 7th, 2012
“Medicine Buddha Initiation” with: Acharya Zasep Jamseng Rinpoche
Medicine Buddha embodies the healing qualities of all the Buddhas, whose realizations overcome the ‘diseases’ of physical sickness, delusion, and other obstructions. Receiving this initiation allows individuals to engage in Medicine Buddha . . . Read More.
This is good… http://heartmind.ca/
We were deeply saddened to hear of the senseless murder of Raymond Taavel, long-time circulation manager at the Shambhala Sun, in Halifax recently. Most of the news articles we’ve seen focus on the murderer and larger issues such as being LGBT in Canada, treatment of . . . Read More.
From The Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/obituaries/culture-obituaries/tv-radio-obituaries/9169986/Tom-Lodge.html
Stephen Jenkinson is one of Canada’s leading palliative care educators, and the subject of a full-length documentary by Tim Wilson, titled “Griefwalker.”
The movie is Tricycle Magazine’s March selection for their Buddhist film club, and featured on their website: http://www.tricycle.com/filmclub
A 20-minute Tricycle audio interview with . . . Read More.