Sumeru News

Shambhala Books launches children's imprint

Art Books Buddhism Children Publishing

Shambhala Books is launching a children's imprint, in association with the Khyentse Foundation's Children's Book prize. Below is the information from their new press release. Although the submission date seems to have passed, making it impossible to submit a book for consideration, it is worth noting. Perhaps it was a typo and they meant 2019?... Here's what they are saying: We are delighted to announce that Shambhala is launching a children’s imprint named Bala Kids in the Fall of 2018. Bala Kids will be devoted to inspiring the next generation through the Buddhist values of compassion and wisdom. With a shared...

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Tashi Mannox, Tibetan Calligraphy Artist

Art Tibet Vajrayana

Here is a beautiful short documentary with Tashi Mannox, a Tibetan calligraphy artist living in Britain. https://store.tashimannox.com/content/about

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Understanding the Tibetan Buddhist Temple

Books Buddhism in Canada Sumeru Books Temples Tibet Vajrayana

I have been working on a book about Vajrayana shrine rooms for some time now. It comprises 158 photographs I took over several sessions at a large Buddhist temple in the Greater Toronto area, annotated by text I am writing to explain the objects featured in each photo. So far, the book is 122 pages, 11 x 8.5, in landscape format, full colour throughout. Once I get the text finished, it will probably run a bit longer. The book is in three parts: I - A Rosary of Precious Offerings to Enrich the Mind (the shrine room, altar and ritual objects)...

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Canadian Buddhist organizations top 600 for first time

Buddhism in Canada Temples

Buddhism in Canada continues to grow and evolve. There are now more than 600 Buddhist organizations in the country, from coast to coast to coast. Find out where to practice in your community:  http://www.directory.sumeru-books.com/?url=canadianbuddhism.info 2018 marks the 50th year of my Buddhist practice. When I first travelled across Canada visiting Buddhist centres in 1972, there were fewer than 10 stops along the way! To all those who have brought the gift of Dharma to our land, and to the many Canadians who have nurtured it here, six hundred and one bows. This is a reminder to centres as well, to check your...

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Karmapa 900

Books Karmapa Teachers Tibet Vajrayana

Karmapa 900 is a free e-book published by the Karma Triyana Dharmachakra at the request of His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. The book covers the 900-year history of the Kargyu school of Vajrayana Buddhism in Tibet, and the lineage of the Karmapas. This is the third (revised) edition. The book is exquisitely designed, lavishly illustrated, and extensive in its detail. In short, it is an essential text for any serious practitioner or scholar of Vajrayana Buddhism. Here is the link: http://www.ktdpublications.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/KARMAPA900_3rdEdition_e.pdf

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