Via the Peterborough Examiner…
MPP Laurie Scott brought the concerns of the Cham Shan Temple in Bethany to Queen’s Park on Wednesday, asking Premier Kathleen Wynne whether her government would let its energy policy chase out a planned $40-million Buddhist retreat.
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Machik is an international organization dedicated to strengthening communities on the Tibetan Plateau.
Machik Canada is holding a fundraiser for 300 in Lindsay, Ontario (home to a substantial Tibetan Canadian community) tonight.
The Sun News network is reporting that the Ontario government’s plan to build a wind farm that could adversely affect plans that Cham Shan Temple has been working on for more than 20 years to re-create Chinese Buddhism’s four sacred mountain retreats in Kawartha Lakes…
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Via Aspiring to Awaken / Sati Saraniya Hermitage…
We were 100 strong at Sati Saraniya Hermitage on September 14, 2013 to witness the Pabbajja, Going Forth from home to homelessness, of Samaneri Ahimsa as a 10-precept novice nun.
The occasion of her samaneri ordination was . . . Read More.
Retreat at Sarana Springs, Chatsworth, ON / Sept 13 – 22, 2013
SEPT 14 MEDICINE BUDDHA EMPOWERMENT 10AM (essential for those wishing to practice Medicine Buddha Meditation)
RETREAT SCHEDULE: SEPT 15-20 TEACHINGS WITH LAMA KARMA 10AM & 7PM & PRACTICE SESSIONS 7AM, 5PM & 9PM
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Join Lama Karma and several Bhutanese sand artisans throughout the week for a Sand Mandala Festival and see a rare sand mandala being meticulously created over a week at Grey Roots. Additional children’s activities, talks, and ceremonies are scheduled throughout the week. Week-long Festival passes . . . Read More.
Here’s a listing for upcoming events at the London Zen Centre, Ontario, for autumn 2013.
Course – Introduction to Zen, meditation and koans
September 25-November 13. For more information or to register click the link above. This eight week class covers everything you need to develop . . . Read More.
Just added to the Sumeru directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations:
Parideha Forest Monastery in Ste. Anne RM, Manitoba
Bangladesh Buddhist Association of Canada in Mississauga, Ontario
Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association Ontario presents a 5-Day Chan meditation retreat focusing on the Surangama Sutra, with visiting teacher Ven. Guo Xing, in Coburn Ontario.
Northumberland Heights, 795 Northumberland Heights Road, Cobourg, ON K9A 4J8 Thu, Aug 30, 2012 – 6:00pm – Mon, Sep 3, . . . Read More.
From the Napanee Guide: http://www.napaneeguide.com/2012/07/25/group-walks-for-non-nuclear-proliferation
From the Northumberland News: http://www.northumberlandnews.com/news/article/1431447–peace-walk-comes-through-brighton-and-northumberland
Five of the peace walkers from the Grafton Peace Pagoda’s “No More Fukushimas Peace Walk for Mother Nature” around Lake Ontario have arrived in Kingston, while 50 more walkers were held back at the border. Full details and backgrounder in this article from the Kingston . . . Read More.
Early Thursday morning five of the walkers crossed the border into Canada with no problem. The other vehicle with a few walkers and the walkers’ luggage was not able to make it. So the walk needs support. We’ve read about you, students of Toronto! Come out and . . . Read More.
Grafton Peace Pagoda (Nipponzan Myohoji) are staging a walk around Lake Ontario over the coming weeks. Here’s a picture from one of their previous walks.
Schedule and contact for the walk can be found at: http://www.sumeru-books.com/2012/07/no-more-fukushimas-peace-walk-around-lake-ontario-july-11-aug-11-2012/
The Peace Walks page is: http://peacewalks.wordpress.com/2012/07/21/no-more-fukushimas/
Their Flickr page is: http://www.flickr.com/photos/81076938@N02/
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The Grafton Peace Pagoda (Nipponzan Myohoji) in New York State has organized a peace walk around Lake Ontario. Buddhist organizations in Ontario may wish to be involved or participate (as may, of course, the general public who believe there is a better way than nuclear . . . Read More.
Kitchener-based ISARC is spearheading an interfaith initiative to end poverty in Ontario.
To read a story about their latest project in Barrie, Ontario, click HERE.
To find out more about ISARC and their work, click HERE.
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Cham Shan Temple in Thornhill, Ontario, has undertaken a major initiative to build four temples near Peterborough, each replicating one of the Four Sacred Mountains of China. The project began several years ago, and Wutai Shan is the first temple being constructed. Here is comprehensive . . . Read More.
This new book is by Michael McCartney, who lives near Picton, Ontario. He has meditated daily for forty years, having trained in Kriya Yoga, Raja Yoga, Vajrayana Buddhism and Christian meditation. Michael is a scientist with masters degrees in health care and environmental studies as well . . . Read More.