Sumeru News — British Columbia

INCOGNITO reviewed in ARTiculate

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INCOGNITO reviewed in ARTiculate, the bi-annual magazine of the West Kootenay Arts Council, in conjunction with a reading at the Nelson, BC, public library by Dianne Harke, author of INCOGNITO: The Astounding Life of Alexandra David-Neel (Sumeru 2016). This reading will be the second in what will hopefully be a vibrant series we’re calling A... Read more »

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BC Buddhist Temple receives historical designation

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The Lytton Joss House, perhaps the first BC Buddhist Temple, opened in 1883, has been officially recognized as a Chinese Historical Places Site by the BC government. Here’s the full story from the local newspaper: http://www.ash-cache-journal.com/news/367425981.html The Lions Gate Buddhist Priory in Lytton has been actively campaigning for this acknowledgement and performing annual rituals at the... Read more »

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BC Buddhist prisoner denied Buddhist chaplaincy help

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Here’s a very recent article from the Canadian Press wire service about a prisoner in BC whose request for Buddhist chaplaincy help was denied by Provincial and Federal Courts. http://www.citynews.ca/2015/08/14/federal-court-dismisses-imprisoned-buddhists-human-rights-complaint/ Regardless of this man’s past, cuts to Canada’s multifaith chaplaincy programs in prisons do not help make our society better in any way. Prison should be... Read more »

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Maitreya Sacred Relics Tour, upcoming Canadian events 2015

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Via the Maitreya Sacred Relics Tour organizing committee… The Maitreya Sacred Relics Tour, a precious collection of sacred relics of the Buddha and many other Buddhist masters, is currently touring the world, and we are honoured that they will be coming to Canada again. Please join us! This is a RARE opportunity to view these... Read more »

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BCJSBTF Post-Secondary Scholarship 2015

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Apply now for the BCJSBTF Post-Secondary Scholarship 2015! The British Columbia Jodo Shinshu Buddhist Temples Federation (BCJSBTF) is now accepting applications from post-secondary students. Applicants must be residents of BC who are enrolled full-time at a post-secondary institution for the coming fall semester. The scholarships are open to applicants who follow any religion, as long... Read more »

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