Via Lower Mainland Buddhism blog…
“KAGAYAKI,” a presentation of Local Nikkei Artists
December 7, 2013 1 pm – 9 pm Steveston Buddhist Temple 4360 Garry St. Richmond, BC (604) 277-2323
The Steveston Buddhist Temple is celebrating our 50th Anniversary of at our present location. Over the course of . . . Read More.
A great article from The Sri Lanka Reporter (based in Toronto), about the dedication ceremony for the then-new home of the Halton Peel Buddhist Cultural Society, West-End Buddhist Cultural Centre…
Sorry it’s a bit older than a year, but I just found it.
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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.
A number of years ago when I was helping George Klima update his Buddhism in Canada directory (before the Sumeru directory existed), there was a Sri Lankan temple in Ottawa called the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya. It seemed like an odd name for a Buddhist temple, but . . . Read More.
The University of Toronto / McMaster University NUMATA BUDDHIST STUDIES PROGRAM 2013-14 presents:
JUSTIN McDANIEL (University of Pennsylvania)
NUMATA READING GROUP (co-sponsored by the Asian Institute?s Centre for Southeast Asian Studies): “The Bird in the Corner of the Picture. Some Problems with the Use 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.
I recently received this from Glenn Mullin, Canadian Buddhist scholar and teacher currently living in Mongolia…
Greetings from Korea. I am here for two weeks, and then will leave for Mongolia. Hey, come horse riding…
Thanks for putting my little Lumbini . . . Read More.
I recently joined a global community of videogamers playing Ingress, a massively multi-player online Android game made for Google+ by Niantic Labs. The game involves discovering, visiting and claiming portals in the public sphere all over the world. One of the two teams is known . . . 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.
In May, UNESCO published their report on restoration and redevelopment of Lumbini, titled:
LUMBINI The birthplace of Lord Buddha in Nepal. Completing the Kenzo Tange Master Plan
Since this is a world heritage site, it is important for Buddhists globally to express their aspirations and . . . Read More.
From the Vancouver Courier…
Although Strathcona carries a strong image of a working class monoculture, the shadow of a mostly forgotten community still lingers. The blocks between Jackson and Main to the east and west, and Cordova and the waterfront to the south and north . . . Read More.
Sadahan Canada has posted 446 photos on his Picasa site from the joint GTHA Vesak Mississauga (Buddha’s Birthday event) held June 1st at Mississauga’s Celebration Square. The event was sponsored by 30 local Buddhist temples and attended by more than 3000 participants.
Here’s the link . . . Read More.
The weather cooperated and more than 3000 people attended the Buddha’s Birthday event hosted by Phap Van, Fo Guang Shan and West End Buddhist Temple and 27 other temples from the Greater Toronto Hamilton Area in Celebration Square, Mississauga, on June 1st, 2013.
Here’s a . . . Read More.
Jing Yin Temple is open for architectural viewing today and tomorrow, as part of the City of Toronto “Doors Open” event.
Here’s the listing: http://wx.toronto.ca/inter/culture/doorsopen.nsf/7810A7D0D6C0033D8525799C004D29F5/38CB4A55A31E186085257B2C0015C818?opendocument
And here’s the temple’s website: http://www.tbjyt.org/portal_tbjyt/index.php?option=com_content&view=frontpage&Itemid=85
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.