Recent Burmese democracy demonstrations led by Buddhist monks were reported around the world by citizen journalists who were able to circumvent their repressive government’s banning of foreign media during the troubles. This documentary follows one such young Burmese reporter who risked all to get the message out. The film, which has won numerous awards in... Read more »
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New College at the University of Toronto has just received a large endowment pledge from the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, to develop and sustain a program in “Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health.” This is an important step forward for Buddhist Studies in Canada! Read the press release here: http://www.news.utoronto.ca/campus-news/new-program-endowment-helps-to-expand-buddhist-studies-at-the-university-of.html
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HH the Karmapa has released “108 Things You Can Do to Help the Environment” – a PDF document produced at the First Conference on Environmental Protection for Kagyu Monasteries and Centres, which was held in Sarnath, India, in April 2009. It is inspiring, easy to read, and entirely relevant for everyone to read, regardless of... Read more »
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Buddhism in Canada (www.buddhismcanada.com), a directory of Canadian Buddhist temples, centres, associations, groups, etc. is partnering with The Sumeru Press for an important upgrade to their web service. The original site was created in 1997 and has been maintained by George Klima with some assistance from Chris Ng and others. The new version, being designed by Justin... Read more »
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Sumeru has received a copy of a directory of Buddhist temples and centres in the Greater Toronto Area, circa 1992. It is now posted on our ephemera page. Thanks to Chris Ng of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, for lending us a copy to scan.
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