Sumeru News — Buddhism in Canada

Toronto Buddhist Intra-faith event adds new free tickets

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The Toronto Buddhist Intra-faith event, On Inclusion! happening October 31 at the University of Toronto has added more keynote speakers, and a new block of free tickets. FULL DETAILS HERE.

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International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa new temple update

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I had posted earlier, in June, about how the IBPS Ottawa was moving at the end of 2018 from their location downtown on Scott Street to a new temple they are building in Richmond, ON (an outer suburb of Ottawa). Here's a link to that post: https://sumeru-books.com/blogs/news/international-buddhist-progress-society-ottawa A few days ago, the Ottawa Citizen ran a story on the move. Here's a link to that story: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/local-buddhist-society-planning-grand-temple-near-richmond The article also ran in the newspaper's sister publication, the Ottawa Sun (for a different demographic audience, I assume).    

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PEI approves 120-hectare Buddhist monastery for nuns

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From Buddhistdoor... The provincial government of Prince Edward Island (PEI) in Canada has approved plans for the construction of a 120-hectare monastery in PEI municapilty of Brudenell. The monastery complex, which will be able to house up to 1,400 nuns, is a project of the Great Wisdom Buddhist Institute (GWBI), led by Master Zhen-Ru and focused on nurturing the study and practice of Buddhist nuns. Full story here: https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/prince-edward-island-canada-approves-120-hectare-monastery-for-buddhist-nuns

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Chris Ng and the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada

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I've known Chris Ng for more than 30 years now. She's one of those leading figures in the history of Buddhism in Canada who prefers to work in the background to make things happen for others. As a co-founder of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, she has been instrumental in funding courses and programs at the University of Toronto for more than a decade, as well as being a community organizer in many other capacities. I recently asked her if she would be kind enough to be interviewed about her work, for the benefit of posterity, and here is an...

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Sumeru author Glen Choi on being Korean-Canadian

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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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