Buddhist talk Sept 28-29 & meditation workshop Oct 4-5, Toronto, ON

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Buddhist Talk and Meditation Workshop: Knowing the Teachings of the Buddha

By Ven. Ji Ru, Abbot of Mid-America Buddhist Association Monastery

Date and Time: September 28 & 29, 2013 (Saturday, Sunday), 2-5 pm
Place: Room 102, 5 King’s College Road, University of Toronto

Zen Retreat

By Ven. Ji Ru, Abbot of Mid-America Buddhist Association Monastery

Date and Time: Oct. 4 & 5, 2013 (Friday, Saturday), 9 am to 4 pm
Place: Toronto MahaVihara, 4698 Kingston Rd. Scarborough

Organized by Buddhist Education for Modern Times Society

Free Admission

For further information, please email info@buddhaway.org or call 416-902-2188

Brief Bio of Ven. Ji Ru
Born in Malaysia. Master Ji Ru studied Theravada Buddhism and ordained in that tradition in Thailand in 1980. He later studied Chinese Buddhism and ordained in that tradition under the late great Buddhist Master Venerable ZhuMo in 1986.

Master Ji Ru was held several important teaching and administrative positions in the Malaysian Buddhist community, including the vice-chairmanship of the Buddhist Association of Malaysia Youth and religious advisor to the Sabah State Liaison Committee of Malaysia where he helped establish the “Sabah and Labuan Buddhist Educational Foundation.”

He went to the United States in 1992 to give a Dharma Talk and shortly thereafter was appointed Abbot of Great Enlightenment Temple in New York. In 1993 he became Secretary of the Buddhist Union of New York.” In 1996 he became the vice-chairperson of the Mid-America Buddhist Association (MABA). He formed the Youth Buddhist Educational Foundation in the following year. In 1999 he became the Abbot of Mid-America Buddhist Association.

In 2000 he became abbot of the International Buddhism Friendship Association in Chicago. In 2002, he was appointed abbot of Chuang Yen Monastery and
Great Enlightenment Temple in New York. He held those posts for two years before returning fulltime to MABA, where he now resides.

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