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.
Here’s an interesting article from the Victoria Times Colonist about the history of Buddhist practice there, and some backgrounder on this year’s Buddha’s Birthday celebrations, from a novice monk at the Victoria Zen Centre, Soshin McMurchy: http://www.timescolonist.com/buddha-s-birthday-a-chance-to-learn-1.191242
Here’s a short travel article from the Toronto Star about celebrating Chinese New Year at Kuan Yin Temple of the International Buddhist Society, located in Richmond, BC.
We now have more detailed information about this program…
English Buddhist Class at the Pho-Hien Temple Learning Modern Buddhism in the context of Western culture When: January 26 to November 2013, Saturdays at 2:30 – 4:30 pm Where: Pho-Hien Temple (普賢寺), 297 Garyray Dr., Toronto, ON M9L . . . Read More.
Justin Langille, a photojournalist in London, Ontario, recently contacted us about a new Vietnamese Buddhist temple being built there.
Duc Quang Buddhist Centre
608 Hamilton Road London, ON N5Z 1S9 (519) 453-8636
He’s also given us a link to an interesting story about the development from the . . . Read More.
English Buddhist Class in Pho Hien Temple
Learning Modern Buddhism in Western culture context
When: January 26 to November 2013, Saturdays at 2:30 – 4:30 pm Where: Pho-Hien Temple (普賢寺), 297 Garyray Dr., Toronto, ON M9L 1P2
New Students: Free. Repeat Students: Enquire at The . . . Read More.
KKC Losar 2013 schedule
Losar, Tibetan New Year, takes place from February 8th to February 11th, inclusive. The schedule is as follows:
Daily Schedule (Fri-Sun, Feb 8-10):
Long Green Tara Practice – 7:30 a.m. Breakfast – 8:30 a.m. Long Six-Arm Mahakala Practice – Session . . . Read More.
Universal Buddhist Temple in Vancouver has a new website: http://ubt-bc.org
It’s bilingual Chinese/English.
The Universal Buddhist Temple is the oldest functioning non-profit Chinese Buddhist temple in the Lower Mainland of British Columbia. The temple was founded by Mr. C.C. Lu (呂雒九居士) in 1968 and with Master . . . Read More.
Canada’s newest Buddhist Temple is the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Temple Waterloo – Buddha’s Light Centre, which was inaugurated last week. Here’s a photo…
More pictures from the opening ceremony
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FGS hosted the official opening of their new temple in Waterloo, Ontario, yesterday. Their new contact information has been posted on the Canadian Buddhism website.
The presiding nun was the abbess of FGS Temple, Ven. Yung Ku.
FGS Toronto has operated the Lotus Tea House, . . . Read More.
This is a round-table moderated by Ted Meissner, from SBA. Participants are Charles Prebish, Sarah Haynes, Justin Whitaker and Danny Fisher.
DIXIE DHARMA Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South by Jeff Wilson 296 pp., 18 illus., 6 tables ISBN 978-0-8078-3545-6 $36.95 cloth http://uncpress.unc.edu/books/T-9131.html
From the publisher: Buddhism in the United States is often viewed in connection with practitioners in the Northeast and on the . . . Read More.
Now completing filming and looking for funding for post-production/distribution. Looks very good. Watch the trailer.
Main website – http://seekingheartwood.com
Fundraising – http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/seekingheartwood/seeking-heartwood-documentary-on-buddhism-in-ameri
Link here: http://www.theprovince.com/life/Steveston+Buddhist+Temple/7038627/story.html
Jeff Wilson, associate professor of religious studies and East Asian studies at Renison University College, University of Waterloo, has just published “Dixie Dharma: Inside a Buddhist Temple in the American South” with the University of North Carolina Press.
You can read a short description of . . . Read More.
Official Opening (in Sri Lankan and English):
Unfortunately, the story of dharma in the west is not all sweetness and light. As His Holiness the Dalai Lama says: “When teachers break the precepts, behaving in ways that are clearly damaging to themselves and others, students must face the situation, even though this can be . . . Read More.
From the Winnipeg Free Press: http://www.winnipegfreepress.com/arts-and-life/life/faith/video-video-celebrates-winnipegs-diverse-faith-communities-150799865.html