Sumeru News — Buddhism in Canada

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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Sand Mandala 2018 Ottawa

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Sand Mandala 2018 - Echoes of the Sacred October 11-14 (Save the date - Preliminary announcement) We are pleased to announce that His Holiness along with Vajra master Khenchen Tsewang and the monks of the Palyul Namdroling monastery will demonstrate the sacred ritual art of the creation and dissolution of a sand mandala dedicated to the deities of wisdom compassion. This 4 day event will also include ritual initiation ceremonies, a fund-raising bazaar, Tibetan food, masked Lama dances, and a performance of sacred music and chants from the Tibetan ritual called Chöd ("Cutting through the ego"). Please check the website www.palyulottawa.org...

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First International Buddhist Bhikkuni Forum Toronto 2018

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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

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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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