Via Centre of Gravity…
LIFE IS HARD: LOVE AND COMPASSION ARE NECESSITIES FOR BASIC SUSTAINABILITY with Norman Fischer
Based on Norman’s recent book “Training in Compassion: Zen Teachings on the Practice of Lojong,”, in turn based on a popular traditional Indo-Tibetan text, this weekend workshop . . . Read More.
Last night I heard a great show on CBC Radio’s Ideas on the Degrowth Paradigm (http://www.cbc.ca/ideas/episodes/2013/12/10/the-degrowth-paradigm/)
Here’s how Degrowth/Decroissance Canada describes the concept, in simple terms:
Convivial degrowth is a relatively new concept, especially in North America. Degrowth or decroissance has been around for a . . . Read More.
Back in October, we posted a note about this but only a rough cut video was available. Now the 46-minute edited version of the ceremony is out and we have updated our previous post. You can watch here: http://www.sumeru-books.com/2013/10/eshu-martins-osho-ceremony-victoria-2013/
Yuloköd Studios is located in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. It is a single artist studio dedicated to the craft of hand painted stained glass Thangkas and Buddhist iconography as well as preservation and restoration of sacred imagery in painted glass.
About the artist
The resident artist . . . 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.
Buddhist Astrology, Chart Interpretation from a Buddhist Perspective, by Jhampa Shaneman & Jan V. Angel, off to the printer! Look for it soon on Amazon, Indigo, Barnes & Noble and other fine bookseller sites.
Throughout history, astrology was considered a scholarly tradition, relied upon by . . . Read More.
Tibetan Yoga taught by Lama Migmar Sat. & Sun Oct. 26 & 27 at Institute of Traditional Medicine
Free Teaching: Fri Oct 25
In this workshop led by Lama Migmar Tseten, Chaplain at Harvard University, you will take part in a traditional Yantra Yoga . . . Read More.
Eshu Martin, abbot at Zenwest in Victoria, BC, participated in an Osho ceremony on September 28, 2013, which was filmed (two cameras, pro sound). The ceremony was presided over by Rev. Genjo Marinello, Abbot, Seattle Zen Temple (Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji).
As . . . Read More.
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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.
Sister Elaine MacInnes, the 90-year-old Catholic nun and Zen master who founded “Freeing the Human Spirit,” a prison dharma program in Ontario, has retired, passing the reins for the organization to the John Howard Society, who plan to roll it out across Canada.
Here’s the . . . Read More.
Daeung Sunim, who started his pan-American bicycle pilgrimage in British Columbia and crossed to Newfoundland, has completed his journey to the very southern tip of South America, crossing the Strait of Magellan in Tierra del Fuego! Here is his latest (last?) post on his Facebook . . . Read More.
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.
Fo Guang Shan Temple of Toronto will host a Great Compassion Repentance Service on Sunday, October 27, 2013 from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm.
The Great Compassion Repentance Service is based on the Great Compassion Mantra. The full name of the Great Compassion Mantra literally . . . Read More.
I took a day off work today to restore my spirit, and stopped by Pyung Hwa Sa, the Chontae Korean Buddhist temple down the street. They have a large property and have devoted a lot of energy to urban farming and communion with nature! After . . . Read More.
Via the Lower Mainland Buddhism group…
The Buddhist View of Emotions, November 15-17, 2013
“ For aeons, almost everything we think and feel, all our interpretations have been rooted in hope and fear, which in turn, have bound our . . . Read More.
AYYA MEDHANANDI: We are truly on the cusp of a wonderful new era. I see the changes as historical for both Theravada Buddhist monasticism and the outreach of the Buddha’s teachings in western society. The Buddha said that when a person native to the country in . . . Read More.
Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva Ordination Day DATE: Wednesday, October 23, 2013 TIME: 9:30 – 11:15 AM Chanting Congregation * (Free lunch to cultivate merits of friendship) *
Chung Yeung Festival DATE: Sunday, October 13, 2013 TIME: 6:00 – 9:00 PM “Mung Shan” Food Offering to the Deceased
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