HIGH PLAINS DOCTOR follows Isaac Sobol, Chief Medical Officer of Nunavut, on his tenth medical mission in a remote Tibetan village. The film shows the natural and cultural beauty of Northern Canada and Eastern Tibet and reveals disquieting parallels facing these traditional peoples.
HIGH PLAINS . . . Read More.
I recently discovered Venerable Yuttadhammo (formerly Noah Greenspoon), a Canadian-born Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
His blog is: Truth Is Within / Just another Buddhist monk’s weblog
I’ll be adding him to the . . . Read More.
The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic has just celebrated their 10th year of operation! Congratulations to Lynette Genju Monteiro and Frank Musten for their long-term work in the field of MBSR.
As part of their current initiatives, the OMc has launched a Mindfulness integrator on paper.li, bringing . . . Read More.
Canada’s weekly news magazine, Macleans, has just published an article exploring the tension between mindfulness based stress reduction vs Buddhism, under the title “Mindfulness goes corporate – and purists aren’t pleased.”
In the article, author Anne Kingston discusses the secular Buddhism notion from the perspective of . . . Read More.
“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
Yet another story on someone’s brush with Buddhism, this time in Sri Lanka: http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/03/23/trouble-at-the-zenhouse-a-canadians-adventure-tour-of-sri-lanka-yields-a-crash-course-in-buddhism/
Think of it as Buddhism Lite. Filling, but with fewer calories.
Shambhala Sun Foundation
Associate Art Director
We are seeking a colleague to join our editorial team to design elegant and effective layouts for the Shambhala Sun magazine, perform production- management duties, and undertake other design tasks to support the work of the Shambhala . . . Read More.
Continuum is a movie currently fundraising on Kickstarter, focusing on a new way to view our relationship with the planet. Among the many distinguished humans featured in the movie are HH the Karmapa, Roshi Glassman, and many Buddhists in a variety of countries. Justin Whittaker . . . Read More.
Lobsang Sangay, head of the Central Tibetan Administration (also known as the Tibetan Government in Exile), is in Ottawa on an official visit. During his visit he has raised concerns about human rights abuses in China and Tibet, and drawn into focus the role of . . . Read More.
Here’s the most recent update from the social media presence for the Canada Tibet Committee:
‘Like’ our new FB page in order to stay in touch with other Tibet supporters in Canada. Follow us on http://www.facebook.com/CanadaTibet from now on, as this group will soon be CLOSED.
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Cette reportage est une diffusion de Radio-Canada (4 minutes de longeur) conçernant la situation en Tibet avec des immolations.
My Bindi, a Lankan arts, culture and lifestyle website based in Toronto, has recently posted an interview with Canadian Buddhist novelist, Suwanda Sugunasiri.
Here’s the link: http://www.mybindi.com/articles/interview-with-suwanda-sugunasiri-author-of-untouchable-womans-odyssey
The novel centres on a love relationship between two people struggling to overcome ethnic and caste barriers in post-colonial . . . 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.
We received notice of this initiative recently from the Buddhist Fiction Blog:
Special Invitation for Currently Reading: Buddha on a Midnight Sea by Francesca Hampton Posted on January 18, 2013
Happy New Year! This month I’m going to read Francesca Hampton’s collection of short stories in Buddha on . . . Read More.
Rev. Heng Sure, from Gold Mountain Monastery in San Francisco, has written a fascinating article for the Interfaith Observer about using modern social media tools to translate ancient Buddhist texts. Here’s the article: http://theinterfaithobserver.org/journal-articles/2013/1/15/buddhist-translators-without-borders.html