Here’s a neat article from the Nelson Daily about celebrating the Lunar New Year in British Columbia… http://thenelsondaily.com/news/general/welcoming-year-rabbit-—-bc-style-9460 To all our readers who will be celebrating this week, “Gong Hei Fat Choy!” and “Cung hỉ phát tài!“
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Earlier this year, the University of British Columbia hosted a landmark conference on Buddhism in Canada. Charles Prebish, one of the leading scholars in the area of North American Buddhism for many years, provided the keynote address: The Swans Came to Canada Too – Looking Backward and Looking Forward in North American Buddhism. Here is... Read more »
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US celebrity Buddhist Steven Seagal delivered a talk entitled “Life and the Dharma” at Kathok Gonpa, in Qualicum Beach, recently. Here’s a news article from the advance publicity… http://www.vancouversun.com/life/Steven+Seagal+give+talk+Buddhism+Vancouver+Island/3582669/story.html Not sure why they are calling Kathok Gonpa the only temple on Vancouver Island, since there are more than 10 other Buddhist centres on the island,... Read more »
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Asian Religions in British Columbia (Edited by Larry DeVries, Don Baker, & Dan Overmyer; University of British Columbia Press, Vancouver, 2010) provides a sociological overview of communities, places of worship, teachers and traditions in British Columbia whose background is Asian. For a detailed description of the book and its contents, please see our associated post.... Read more »
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University of British Columbia Press has graciously sent us a review copy of their new book, Asian Religions in British Columbia, first published in hardcover last month and shortly to be available in paperback. Our review will follow in an upcoming post, but here are some details on the publication… ASIAN RELIGIONS IN BRITISH COLUMBIA... Read more »
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