HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, a lovely short film from the National Film Board, produced by Sandra Ignani, featuring the many spiritual centres on No. 5 Road in Richmond, BC. The only thing missing is where they go to each other's temple/church/mosque/gurdwara/synagogue and work together on issues of common need.
Here's a video of my talk at the New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference at the R.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. The event was held in February 2020, just before the pandemic was announced. Ironically, my talk begins with a bit about how bad we are about predicting the future! The Centre's YouTube channel also has videos from 11 other speakers from the event.
Several acts of vandalism at Buddhist temples in Montreal recently. This sort of thing has happened in Ottawa too. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/police-investigate-repeat-vandalism-at-buddhist-temples-in-montreal-as-hate-crimes-1.4838771
Every Sumeru book is available at The National Library of Canada. Here's the latest batch, dropped off there today.
There's a new Buddhist centre in town, and it is unique in its approach. The Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism, just launched in 2019, focuses on psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. In addition to counselling and workshops for patients, it is also dedicated to training professionals in the counselling field. Find out more here: http://appliedbuddhism.ca/ As described on their website, AN EDUCATIONAL HUB FOR MINDFULNESS AND COUNSELLING Established in 2019, the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism aims to provide educational programming that focuses on the application of the Buddhist teachings in contemporary societies through collaboration with educational institutions and Buddhist communities...