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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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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Ajahn Punnadhammo, of the Arrow River Forest Hermitage in Northern Ontario, will give a lecture this Friday at the University of Tennessee, entitled: ”The Buddhist Worldview and Its Relation to Practice,” in conjunction with the current exhibit in place in the McClung Museum, “Zen Buddhism and . . . Read More.
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.
Epitome of the Pali Canon is a new book from Chroniker Press in Toronto, published on Lulu.
This book is a collection of Wikipedia articles pertaining to the Pali Canon, the oldest collection of Buddhist scriptures, and is reprinted with permission.
This story was not reported in either the Globe & Mail or The Toronto Star. From Aloy Perera, Lankaweb, via The Buddhist Channel:
Monks protest to cruelty of Anti-Buddhist Moslem Extremists by invoking blessings for enemies’ well being
Toronto, Canada — History was created in . . . Read More.
Ajahn Brahm will be at the University of Toronto on November 7 for a public talk entitled: Buddhism and Science. The talk is organized by New College (U of T) and sponsored by Nalanda College of Buddhist Studies.
William Doo Auditorium, 45 Willcocks Street, Toronto. . . . Read More.
Khmer Buddhist Library
9575 Keele Street, Maple, ON L6A 1M1
is offering free copies of their recent dhamma publications. These are small, soft-cover booklets, approx. 50 pages in length, comprising a translation of the following sutras:
Sigalovada Sutta Vyagghapajja Sutta Parabhava Sutta Maha Magala Sutta . . . Read More.