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/
Via Sakyadhita and Jeff Wilson…
The Great Compassion: An Interview with Reverend Patricia Kanaya Usuki by Jeff Wilson
Rev. Patricia Kanaya Usuki (photo: Koury Angelo)
Patricia Kanaya Usuki was born in Toronto, Canada, to an Anglican father and a Buddhist mother. Her parents brought her . . . 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.
Lama Losang Samten, of the Tibetan Buddhist Centre of Philadelphia, has been travelling in Canada during the month of September. Sadly, we missed posting about his earlier events, which included:
September 3–5 / Wheel of Life Mandala. Prince Albert Arts Centre, Prince Albert, SK, Canada. For more . . . 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.
Via the MBT website…
Dharma Message from Sensei Hayashi Greetings to everyone who holds the Manitoba Buddhist Temple near and dear to their hearts. My name is Michael Hayashi. I am new in town assisting Ulrich Sensei as an assistant minister.
I am very grateful to . . . Read More.
Via Rev. Genjo Marinello, Abbot, Seattle Zen Temple (Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji www.choboji.org)… I am happy to tell you more about this event, Sept. 28th, 3:30pm, UVic Interfaith chapel. Osho is the Japanese Zen word for temple priest so this is a . . . Read More.
Mangala Shri Foundation is excited to announce:
Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche Teaching Kagyu Tradition and Mahamudra Sunday, July 28 starting at 1pm; $30 At the Mangala Shri Dharma Centre Precious space is very limited. Click here to make your reservation.
And save the dates! His Holiness Kyabgon Phakchok . . . Read More.
Toronto’s Jodo Shinshu temple, the Toronto Buddhist Church, has a new minister, Reverend Christina Yanko. Here’s her personal message to parishioners.
This is a friendly reminder that tickets for Thich Nhat Hanh’s public talk in Toronto go on sale tomorrow, June 1.
Online tickets will go on sale at 10 am at ticketmaster.ca.
You can also buy tickets in person at: Snow Lion – The Meditation . . . Read More.
Here are complete details on the GTA Vesak celebrations happening June 1st in Celebration Square, Mississauga:
To All Devotees and Friends,
Please click on the link: http://www.mississauga.com/ community/article/1618160– party-for-the-buddha-at-the- square
We have pleasure in inviting you to participate in the special celebrations drawn up to . . . Read More.
I recently discovered Venerable Yuttadhammo (formerly Noah Greenspoon), a Canadian-born Theravada Buddhist monk, ordained in 2001 under the guidance of Venerable Ajaan Tong Sirimangalo of Chiang Mai, Thailand.
His blog is: Truth Is Within / Just another Buddhist monk’s weblog
I’ll be adding him to the . . . Read More.
Controversial teacher Lama Ole Nydahl will be in Alberta to celebrate 20 years of Diamond Way Buddhism in the province with a “Compassion in Action” event scheduled for May 31-June 2 at The Inns of Banff.
Lama Ole will give an introductory talk on Buddhism . . . Read More.
Via Sweeping Zen…
According to a new email document added to the Sasaki Archive, Kyozan Joshu Sasaki will be stepping down as Abbot of Rinzai-ji on July 21, 2013. He has designated Eshin John Godfrey of the Zen centre of Vancouver in Canada to step in as Abbot . . . Read More.
CSRS Public Lecture Series Conflict in the Life Stories of Tibetan Buddhist Masters
Speaker: Ben Wood CSRS Religious Studies Teaching Fellow, Senior Instructor in the Religious Studies Program
Traditional Tibetan monasteries are often conceived of as places of cohesion, harmony and peace, yet some . . . Read More.
Danny Fisher has written a thoughtful review of Charles Prebish’s book – An American Buddhist Life: Memoirs of a Modern Buddhist Pioneer – published by Sumeru in 2011, for the Journal of Global Buddhism.
“Honestly (even, at times, surprisingly so) and engagingly written, An American Buddhist . . . Read More.
Via the Shambhala Sun:
Shambhala teacher Paul Warwick dies
Shambhala teacher Paul Warwick died at his home in Bellingham, Washington, on February 2. He was a mentor to many in the Shambhala community, serving in numerous capacities across the organization since meeting Chögyam Trungpa Rinpoche in . . . Read More.
PUBLIC TEACHINGS BY DZOGCHEN PONLOP RINPOCHE ON DZOGCHEN AND PADMASAMBHAVA Friday, May 3 & Saturday, May 4, 2013 @ UCV, 949 West 49th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
For the first time in three years, our beloved teacher, Dzogchen Ponlop Rinpoche, is returning to teach in . . . Read More.