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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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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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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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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