Michael talks with Sister Elaine MacInnes, who has dedicated her life to teaching meditation to prisoners in an effort to understand and alleviate their pain. Now at the age of 89, she has handed over the reins of her charity, “Freeing the Human Spirit”, to . . . Read More.
Via Full Contact Enlightenment:
There will be several screenings Friday October 4th 2013 at the Maison du Développement Durable - 50, rue Sainte-Catherine Ouest, Montreal of the documentary film The Tibet Within
English screening - 6:30pm – FREE – Special guest: Carole Samdup, Executive Director, Canada Tibet Committee.
French . . . Read More.
VOLUNTEER(S) needed to do a Documentary on THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS
While Buddhism is well-known as a Religion, which it is, the Teachings of the Buddha are not often well-known or well understood. In order to introduce the Buddha and his Teachings, in the . . . Read More.
Robert Y.C. Ho, a scion of a historic Hong Kong family, is the chairman of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation, which supports study in the fields of Buddhism, Chinese art and culture. The Tung Lin Kok Yuen charity, set up by his grandmother . . . Read More.
Leonard Cohen’s narration of the film Tibetan Book of the Dead, produced by the National Film Board in 1994, is available on YouTube in five parts. Here is part one, which will lead you to the others as well.
I recently joined a global community of videogamers playing Ingress, a massively multi-player online Android game made for Google+ by Niantic Labs. The game involves discovering, visiting and claiming portals in the public sphere all over the world. One of the two teams is known . . . Read More.
No stories on the Bodhgaya bombings in the National Post, Vancouver Sun, Winnipeg Free Press, Calgary Herald, Montreal Gazette. Only wire feeds on the Globe & Mail, Toronto Star, CBC and CTV sites, and those are one or two stories at most.
At first I . . . Read More.
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.
. . . Read More.