We want to update you about Thich Nhat Hanh’s public talk in Toronto, which will take place at the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts on Saturday, August 17 at 3 pm.We are pleased to announce that tickets will go on sale on Saturday, . . . Read More.
Runs this summer, from Hardisty, AB, with 13 stops in Canada before crossing into the USA, following the Keystone XL Pipeline route. Organized by Shodo Spring. Here’s the link… www.compassionateearthwalk.org
Events across Canada for Tibetan Uprising Day 2013
Ottawa: Sunday, March 10 12:00 Rally on Parliament Hill 13:00 Walk to Chinese Embassy 13:30 Prayer vigil in solidarity with Tibetan people details – http://www.tibet.ca/en/ottawa contact – email@example.com
Toronto: Sunday, March 10 10:00 Rally at Chinese Consulate, 240 George . . . Read More.
You can help nominate Thich Nhat Hanh for the Nobel Peace Prize 2013.
Here’s the link on how to do it: http://www.peaceisthewayfilms.com
Here’s more info, from Buddhadharma Practitioner’s Quarterly:
Campaign strives to nominate Thich Nhat Hanh for Nobel Peace Prize
Forty-five years after the assassination . . . Read More.
Mandarin Gate Eliot Pattison Minotaur Books; First Edition November 27, 2012 ISBN 978-0312656041
It is hard to look into the face of evil. I am not talking here about the evil of insane individuals or coercive abuse of unequal power relationships, as difficult as those . . . Read More.
My brother sent me the link to this Russian photo-journalism site with many pictures of what is going on in Syria today. It is unimaginably horrific. A stark reminder of why we all need to see each other as brothers and sisters, not enemies or . . . Read More.
This story was not reported in either the Globe & Mail or The Toronto Star. From Aloy Perera, Lankaweb, via The Buddhist Channel:
Monks protest to cruelty of Anti-Buddhist Moslem Extremists by invoking blessings for enemies’ well being
Toronto, Canada — History was created in . . . Read More.
From the Globe & Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/shedding-light-on-myanmars-sectarian-strife/article4548548/
Burma Buddhist Association of Ontario is associated with the Mahadhammika Vihara in Toronto.
Canadian Friends of Burma is based in Ottawa: http://www.cfob.org
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.
From John McKinley in the Cowichan News Leader:
It is one of the quiet shames of Cowichan. The Second World War internment of local Japanese Canadians stripped the area of a notable cultural sub-pocket that never really reclaimed its local niche.
The quiet will be interrupted . . . Read More.
These are new Facebook groups inspired by the Plum Village lineage. Their tagline is: Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy, Compassionate, and Wise Society. www.wkup.org
Wake Up Canada: http://www.facebook.com/WakeUpCanada
Wake Up Ontario http://www.facebook.com/WakeUpOntario
Wake Up ― Young Buddhists and non-Buddhists for a Healthy, Compassionate, and Wise Society ― is a world-wide . . . Read More.
Please read and sign: http://buddhistletteronislamophobia.wordpress.com
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.
According to The Globe & Mail, India’s lowest classes continue to be oppressed by caste prejudice, in spite of their obvious educational accomplishments: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/world/breaking-caste/why-theres-an-alarming-rash-of-suicides-among-dalit-students/article4396677/
Dr. Ambedkar, one of India’s modern democratic founders and a staunch supporter of Dalit rights, was also its modern Buddhist voice. It . . . Read More.