Shyam Selvadurai has a new novel out after a long hiatus: “Hungry Ghosts.” It explores the intersections modern Sri Lanka faces between its Singha and Tamil citizens, with their respective Buddhist and Hindu perspectives, with an added gay twist. We hope to put a review . . . Read More.
Yet another story on someone’s brush with Buddhism, this time in Sri Lanka: http://life.nationalpost.com/2013/03/23/trouble-at-the-zenhouse-a-canadians-adventure-tour-of-sri-lanka-yields-a-crash-course-in-buddhism/
Think of it as Buddhism Lite. Filling, but with fewer calories.
This is to announce that the recent research on the Buddhapuja in Sinhala Buddhism and Arahant Mahinda as its Redactor by Prof. Suwanda H J Sugunasiri is now available on YouTube, hosted by www.torontobodymind.ca. Here is the URL: https://www.youtube.com/user/torontobodymind.
Full text for FREE download: http://www.scirus.com/srsapp/search?q=sugunasiri&submit=Go&rep=tspc You . . . Read More.
My Bindi, a Lankan arts, culture and lifestyle website based in Toronto, has recently posted an interview with Canadian Buddhist novelist, Suwanda Sugunasiri.
Here’s the link: http://www.mybindi.com/articles/interview-with-suwanda-sugunasiri-author-of-untouchable-womans-odyssey
The novel centres on a love relationship between two people struggling to overcome ethnic and caste barriers in post-colonial . . . Read More.
Suwanda Sugunasiri’s investigation into the origins of the Buddhapujava, one of the key texts of Sri Lankan Theravada Buddhism, identifying Arahant Mahinda as the author, is now available as a book, published by Nalanda Publishing Canada, 3 Ardmore Rd, Toronto, ON M5P 1V4. Telephone: 416-487-2777.
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Buddhist Council of Canada, in co-sponsorship with Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies (Canada) regrets to announce that the BOOK LAUNCH IS CANCELLED. The book, however, will still be available as of November 17th.
Arhant Mahinda – Redactor of the Buddhapūjāva in Sinhala Buddhism (with Pali Text, . . . Read More.
PRESS RELEASE from CJBS (Oct 31, 2012)
The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies is pleased to present groundbreaking research in its SPECIAL ISSUE (No. 8, 2012) on the Authorship of the Buddhapūjā ‘Homage to the Buddha’.
In this issue, Canadian Buddhist Scholar Prof. Suwanda H . . . Read More.
Official Opening (in Sri Lankan and English):