** Saka Dawa Düchen & Potluck Lunch ** Saturday, May 25, 10 am til lunchtime
All welcome to holiday practice & gathering @ Maitrivana, 4610 Earles St., Vancouver ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
Nalandabodhi Vancouver warmly invites you to the celebration of Saka Dawa Düchen on Saturday, May 25. We’ll practice together, then enjoy . . . Read More.
KKC presents a fundraising lunch on Sunday, May 26, 2013, at the Himalaya Restaurant in Vancouver. Tickets are $25 per person. Contact 604-434-4920 or firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
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.
Tergar Montréal and Tergar Trail BC are two new centres in Canada under the guidance of Yongey Mingyur Rinpoche. They have just been added to the Sumeru directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations at the links noted above.
Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche will be offering two events in Montréal this summer:
Path to Compassion: Essential Teachings on Training the Mind
Path to Compassion: Essential Teachings on Training the Mind With H. E. Jetsun Khandro Rinpoche Montréal, Canada
In these turbulent times, it often seems . . . Read More.
Lama Rabten Tshering will teach on Lojong: Seven Points of Mind Training
Lama Rabten Tshering is Nalandabodhi Canada’s resident teacher. He became a monk at the age of 16 and trained at Rumtek Monastery in Sikkim, India, the principal seat of His Holiness the Karmapa. . . . Read More.
Thupten Jinpa Langri, who calls Montreal home when he is not travelling and translating for His Holiness the Dalai Lama, is the subject of an in-depth series of profiles here.
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.
Chris Banigan is a Canadian Buddhist thangka painter and graphic designer who lives in Toronto. If you’ve ever read a Buddhist book published by Snow Lion, you’ve seen his work. He’s very low-key but I’ve convinced him, after repeated requests, to allow Sumeru to post some . . . Read More.
Mandarin Gate Eliot Pattison Minotaur Books; First Edition November 27, 2012 ISBN 978-0312656041
It is hard to look into the face of evil. I am not talking here about the evil of insane individuals or coercive abuse of unequal power relationships, as difficult as those . . . Read More.
With heartfelt prayers for the coming year.
Compassion Sand Mandala from Eva Lee on Vimeo.
Here is information about Zasep Rinpoche’s Vancouver events at Zuru Ling, courtesy of Jessica Main at the Lower Mainland Buddhism blog:
November Vancouver Visit of Lama Zasep Rinpoche Please find below the listing of events hosted by Zuru Ling Tibetan Buddhist Centre in the month . . . Read More.
The Museum of Anthropology Vancouver (MOA) will host a group of Tibetan monks from the Dzongkar Choede monastery for a 4-day sand mandala creation. They will be here on October 24, 25, 27,and 28 to create and demonstrate the making of a sand mandala, and . . . Read More.
Sumeru is pleased to announce the publication launch of our latest e-book…
Available for your Kobo e-reader or desktop for $6.29.
Coming soon to Kindle, Nook & iPad.
An Uncommon King is a new documentary about Sakyong Mipham, son of Chogyam Trungpa and current leader of the Shambhala organization.
Here’s a description from the AFF website: Shot over 17 years in 12 countries and more than 15 different formats, An Uncommon King is Johanna Lunn’s epic . . . Read More.
David Cherniack is one of Canada’s leading filmmakers, with a self-proclaimed focus on “eclectically spiritual documentaries.” Many of them are available for free viewing on his website: www.allinonefilms.com
One of his movies: The Oracle – Reflections on Self – is now available for free viewing . . . Read More.
Via Toronto Body Mind (Toronto’s yoga, meditation and wellness community’s blog)…
About Catherine Rathbun
Catherine’s meditation training began in 1969. Since then she has studied with His Holiness XVI Karmapa, head of the Kagyu lineage of Tibetan Buddhism, and with pre-eminent individuals like . . . Read More.