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Mahamudra retreat, KDOL Salt Spring, BC, Sept 22-25, 2013

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Mahamudra Retreat at KDOL on Salt Spring Island with HH Kyabgon Phakchok Rinpoche Sunday September 22 – Wednesday September 25 ** Registration Is HERE ** An extraordinary and humorus speaker, Phakchok Rinpoche’s command of the English language delivers a clear and profound explanation of the practical aspects of Buddhist ideals and teachings. Phakchok Rinpoche was ordained by His Holiness... Read more »

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Eshu Martin’s Osho Ceremony, Victoria, Sept 28, 2013

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Via Rev. Genjo Marinello, Abbot, Seattle Zen Temple (Dai Bai Zan Cho Bo Zen Ji www.choboji.org)… I am happy to tell you more about this event, Sept. 28th, 3:30pm, UVic Interfaith chapel.  Osho is the Japanese Zen word for temple priest so this is a ceremony acknowledging and affirming Eshu Martin as a temple priest... Read more »

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TibetFest Victoria 2013 pix

British Columbia Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Events Tibet Victoria

Lots o’ fab pix of TibetFest Victoria 2013 here at Flickr, from the folks at TSOVI (Tibetan Cultural Society of Vancouver Island). Enjoy.

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Gary Ho and Tzu Chi Canada Buddhist Relief Foundation

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Gary Ho is chief executive officer of the Vancouver-based Canadian chapter of the global Tzu Chi Buddhist Relief Foundation, founded by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966. In a recent edition of The Province, he was profiled in an excellent piece explaining a bit about the organization’s work: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Faith+Buddhism+Compassion+Relief+Foundation+Canada/8436662/story.html

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Canadian Buddhist history in Victoria, BC

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Here’s an interesting article from the Victoria Times Colonist about the history of Buddhist practice there, and some backgrounder on this year’s Buddha’s Birthday celebrations, from a novice monk at the Victoria Zen Centre, Soshin McMurchy: http://www.timescolonist.com/buddha-s-birthday-a-chance-to-learn-1.191242

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