Via Lower Mainland Buddhism…
On October 6, 2013, SGI Canada, Vancouver we will hold a commemorative event to celebrate our achievements by looking at our past, present and future.
“Victory: An SGI Canada Celebration of Peace, Culture and Education”
This year will be the 23rd . . . Read More.
Buddhist talks and meditation workshops/retreat September 28 to Oct. 6, 2013 Free Admission.
Born in Malaysia Master Ji Ru studied Theravada Buddhism and ordained in that tradition in Thailand in 1980. He later studied Chinese Buddhism and ordained in that tradition under the late great . . . Read More.
The Peace Days program has been created for the general public and focuses on cultural diversity, family, and the participation of the general population of Winnipeggers and Manitobans. Our goal is to create a popular event, and develop a firm commitment towards creating and expanding . . . Read More.
Via Reverend Danny Fisher…
This via Buddhist Studies at Leiden University…
A NWO-funded Research Project
Call for Papers
A Conference on Buddhism and Social Justice 23-25 April 2014, Leiden University
Moving away from a common perception of Buddhism as intrinsically a tradition of peace and . . . Read More.
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Andrew Bennett, Canada’s Ambassador for Religious Freedom, and Jim Nickel, Acting High Commissioner for Canada to India, today issued the following statement condemning Sunday’s bombing of the Bodh Gaya pilgrimage site in Bihar, India:
“Canada is shocked at . . . Read More.
Via Sakyadhita Canada and the Pema Chodron Foundation…
Please join us in celebrating Pema’s 77th birthday by taking part in our second annual birthday retreat. On this day, Pema invites you to meditate for a few hours or for the entire day, alone or with friends. Pema’s . . . 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.
OM IDAM GURU RATNAM MANDALAKAM NIRYATAYAMI
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Shodo Spring’s Compassionate Earth Walk begins in Alberta on July 4th, and will follow the proposed Keystone XL Pipeline route south into the USA. Her initiative was recently profiled in The Huffington Post, with the title – An Inconvenient Walk: A Grandmother’s Invitation.
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.