Sumeru News — Buddhism around the World

Carving the Divine

Art Buddhism around the World Japan

Carving the Divine is a documentary film about the art and craft of making Buddha statues, in the Japanese Shingon tradition. It looks wonderful!  

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World Parliament of Religions Buddhist pre-event Toronto 2018

Buddhism around the World Conferences North American Buddhism Toronto

The North American Buddhist Alliance is hosting a one-day, Buddhist gathering at the University of Toronto on October 31, the day before the World Parliament of Religions convenes. Tickets are available through Eventbrite, and the day (10 am - 5 pm) is free, but space is limited. I'll be there and hope to see you! Here are the event poster and press release. Conference poster as PDF Conference press release as PDF

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Sumeru author Glen Choi on being Korean-Canadian

Books Buddhism around the World Buddhism in Canada Korea Zen

Glen Choi, whose book Beginning, Middle & Zen was just published by Sumeru, was recently interviewed by the Korea-Canada blog. Here's the link: https://korcan50years.com/2018/06/05/feat-a-korean-canadian-glen-choi/

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First International Buddhist Bhikkuni Forum Toronto 2018

Buddhism around the World Buddhism in Canada Practice! Toronto Women

First International Buddhist Bhikkuni Forum May 26-27, 2018 OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West Here is the press release... This is our first international forum bringing together Buddhist practitioners and scholars of Buddhism, with a focus of exploring and encouraging the involvement of women in the practice and teaching of Buddhism.  By discussing the unique experiences of women who practise Buddhism around the world, we hope to find ways to support fellow practitioners on their various paths. For more information, please visit  Website: http://nakkbi.org/ibbf2018/ In 21st century, the ancient wisdom of the East, like a thousand-petalled lotus blooming with...

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Cuban Buddhism with a Canada Connection

Buddhism around the World Buddhism in Canada Sangha Theravada Toronto

We just received a press release about Cuban Buddhism with a Canada Connection! This is remarkable news, made all the more auspicious by the inclusion of notice that our dear friend, Professor Suwanda Sugunasiri, known to so many in Canada for his tireless efforts to promote the Dhamma, has taken monastic vows as part of the Cuba initiative. Once again, he is showing us the path of an exemplary life. Here is the text of the press release: PRESS RELEASE (April 08, 2018) Toronto Mahavihara, 3898 Kingston Rd, Scarborough, Ontario ROLLING THE DHAMMA WHEEL IN CUBA History was made on...

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