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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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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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 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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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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