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Beginner’s Mind

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The first time I met Samu Sunim, he was living in a very sparsely furnished walk-up apartment on l’Avenue du Parc near the mountain in Montréal. It was 1969 and I was 18 years old. Eastern religion was sweeping the west. I had been writing articles in our high school newspaper about Krishna consciousness and... Read more »

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Dr. Ambedkar

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Temple Stories Temples Theravada Toronto

The Ambedkar Mission in Toronto was founded by Darshan Chaudhary in 1979 to celebrate the life and continue the work of  a great modern Indian Buddhist bodhisattva, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The mission is still going strong. In 1991, the Mission published a small book commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ambedkar’s birth, entitled One Hundred Years... Read more »

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Tibetans in Quebec

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When a small group of Tibetans arrived in Montreal in 1971, they were the first non-European immigrants ever admitted into Canada. They established a community in Longueuil and began the long process of making a home in a new land. My friend Louis Cormier, who has been a dear and trusted partner to that community... Read more »

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Vancouver Temples, 1973

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Temple Stories Temples Vancouver

In 1972, Kalu Rinpoche came to Canada and stayed with us at the Montreal Zen Centre for a few months. In the winter of 1973, he went on to Vancouver to inaugurate a centre to be run by Lama Tsewang Gyurme on Heather Street. We (about 15 of us) followed a couple of months later,... Read more »

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Welcome to Sumeru

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