Via the Ottawa Citizen…
OTTAWA — When Tenzin Tsangyang stepped off the plane in Ottawa on Friday, he says the welcome was so warm he didn’t even feel the cold outside.
He is one of 10 stateless Tibetan refugees who travelled here from a settlement . . . Read More.
Via Truth is Within, Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu’s blog…
I was thinking to write an article about the difference between religion and culture, but it doesn’t seem like the discussion would be complete without including religion’s best frenemy, science. So, here goes.
I’m writing this article both . . . Read More.
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 Buddhist Council of Canada…
Buddhism Heritage Day at the Ontario Legislature, Oct. 10 2013
History was made today when nearly 150 Buddhists of Ontario attended a Buddhism Heritage Day at the Ontario Legislature building on Oct. 10. Initiated by Ontario Member of . . . Read More.
This is an old story about the Karma Tekchen Zabsal Ling Thrangu Centre in Aurora, ON that started in 2011, but I just found out about it this morning and it is as of yet unresolved. The centre is currently closed except for private students . . . 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.
July 10, 2013 | No. 201307-03
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.
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.
Here is a petition to the Chinese government, from change.org
Please sign and share.
The Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship Program was launched in 2007 by the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet then headed by the Hon. Senator Consiglio Di Nino. The first internship, six weeks long, saw 4 young Tibetan-Canadian students hired and placed in the offices of . . . Read More.
Short video posted by the Project Tibet Society as part of the Tibetan Canadian Resettlement Project: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JVXbVyktG4w&feature=youtu.be
Lamas, Spies, Gentleman Scholars, and Trans-Himalayan Traders: The Meeting of Religion, Colonialism, Politics and Economics in Twentieth Century Kalimpong
A Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough, April 5-6, 2013
Organized by Amy Holmes-Tagchungdarpa and Jayeeta Sharma
Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen . . . Read More.
Non-Christian prisoners in Canadian jails have launched a legal challenge to Ottawa’s decision cutting non-Christian prison chaplains. Here’s the story in the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/canada/inmates-suing-over-ottawas-decision-to-cut-muslim-sikh-wiccan-chaplains-199015341.html
Virtuous Silence: Buddhism and the Unforgetting of the 1976 Massacre in Bangkok Southeast Asia Seminar Series
Thongchai Winichakul Professor of History, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Friday, March 8, 2013, 2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
LOCATION: SS 3130, Political Science Conference Room, Sidney Smith Hall, 100 St. . . . 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.
Robert Thurman on CBC about Buddhist self-immolations in China, for hour 3 of Michael Enright’s “Sunday Edition” this morning.
You can hear the podcast here: Buddhist Self-immolations protest Chinese rule in Tibet.
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.
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