Mississauga Vesak events tomorrow:
Saturday, May 28, 2016
Joint Vesak Celebration by temples and Buddhists from across GTA at Celebration Square in Mississauga, 2:00 pm Parade, 3:00 pm Program.
For further information, please visit http://www.vesakcelebration.com
Sunday, May 29, 2016, 1:30 to 3:00 pm
“Buddhism in Canada – Where are we?”
A talk by Dr. Victor Sōgen Hori, Associate Professor (retired), Japanese Religions, McGill University, at Fo Guang Shan Temple, 6525 Millcreek Drive, Mississauga,
After taking a PhD in Western philosophy at Stanford University in 1976, Dr. Hori was ordained as a Rinzai Zen monk in the temple of Daitoku-ji in Kyoto, Japan and did Zen monastery training for thirteen years. In 1990, he resumed the academic life and taught at several universities, including Stanford University and Harvard University, before settling down at McGill University in 1994. His present research interests include Zen Buddhism, Japanese Religion, the Kyoto School of Philosophy and Buddhism in the West. He has published Zen Sand: The Book of Capping Phrases for Zen Kōan Practice(2003), translated The Ten Oxherding Pictures: Lectures by Yamada Mumon Rōshi (2004) and edited several other volumes. I On Buddhism in the West, with John Harding and Alexander Soucy, he has co-edited Wild Geese: Buddhism in Canada (2010) and Flowers on the Rock: Global and Local Buddhism in Canada (2014). His current research projects include The Modernization of Buddhism in Global Perspective and Little Jade: Language and Experience in Zen.
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