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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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.
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.
VOLUNTEER(S) needed to do a Documentary on THE BUDDHA’S TEACHINGS
While Buddhism is well-known as a Religion, which it is, the Teachings of the Buddha are not often well-known or well understood. In order to introduce the Buddha and his Teachings, in the . . . Read More.
Not exactly “Meditation in the Park” or “Change Your Mind Day”, guerrilla meditation is a medmob (meditation flashmob).
This one is being pioneered by Canadian bhikkhu Yuttadhammo in Winnipeg.
Here are the details (and a medmob link)… http://yuttadhammo.sirimangalo.org/2013/08/guerrilla-meditation.html
Meditation in the Park: August 24, 2013 from 9am to 3pm
Please join us for a day of mindfulness meditation in a beautiful park in Mississauga. The park is located adjacent to the lake, which will give a wonderful cool breeze, just perfect for meditation. This is our annual outdoor meditation event in the park and . . . Read More.
Buddhism and Science
Place: Ryerson University Kerr Hall South, Room KHS369 40 Gould Street (enter at left West door) Toronto, ON M5B 2K3
Date : Aug 23, 2013 Fri 6:30 – 8:30 pm Aug 24-25, Sat-Sun 2:30 – 4:30 pm
Three lectures by scientist, . . . Read More.
Bangladesh Buddhist Association of Canada, Toronto is going to celebrate sacred Buddha Purnima, The Birth, Enlightenment and Passing Away of Lord Buddha on Saturday, May 25th, 2013 at West End Buddhist Temple, 3133 Cawthra Avenue, Mississauga, Ontario.
The program shall start at 10:30 am and . . . 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.
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.
With students having begun planning their course schedules for the next academic year, I would like to send out the announcement of the new year-long Pali beginners course “Reading Pali with Burmese Manuscripts, I will be offering starting September, pasted below. It is . . . Read More.
April 9th, 2013 Contact: Rodney Ruel Cell: 778-885-3462 email@example.com
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHASING THE FACE OF BUDDHA
Crowdfunding for Feature Length Documentary
CHASING THE FACE OF BUDDHA is a feature length documentary that follows acclaimed master sculptor and Buddhist, SUNTI PICHETCHAIYAKUL, as he takes . . . 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.
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.
Very nice bio and interview with Ajahn Sona of Birken Forest Monastery here, from the Kamloops Daily News.
Regina Insight Meditation Retreat…
Here are details about Howie Cohn’s Non-Residential Metta (Lovingkindness) Retreat that Howie will be teaching here in Regina on March 1st, 2nd and 3rd. The theme, A Loving Heart, seems to me to be a natural follow-on from his last retreat . . . Read More.
Myanmar Buddhist Temple (Calgary) has recently purchased the property at 2804, 14 Avenue, SE, Calgary T2A 0J7 and is at its new location.
In other recent news from the temple…
Dear Myanmar Canadian Friends,
We are delighted to invite you to join in the New Year 2013 . . . Read More.