I went downtown today to pick up our veggie basket (organic veggies from across the river in Québec) and was early, so I had time to visit the International Buddhist Progress Society. The Bhikshuni there told me they are moving to Richmond at the end of the year and are building a new temple there on 5 acres. Details to follow. Meanwhile, here are some pictures I took in the main hall...
In a renaming ceremony on October 27, the University of British Columbia’s “Buddhism and Contemporary Society” program rebranded as the “Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Chair in Buddhism and Contemporary Society.” In 2005, UBC established the Buddhism and Contemporary Society program, North America’s first academic Buddhism program, through the generosity of Robert H. N.... Read more »
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Via Buddhadharma Quarterly… Palyul Foundation of Canada, which maintains Orgyan Osal Cho Dzong, a 350-acre temple and retreat facility in Ontario, has commissioned Toronto-based Bhutanese artist Tsewang Dorji to craft a new Buddha image, now in progress. The face, body, and legs are now at a work-intensive polishing stage. According to Dorji, the clay is first... Read more »
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Here are some examples of modern Canadian Buddhist funerary art, from the Chinese sections of the cemetery near where I work. I would be very interested in posting photos of other such monuments in cities across the country… The first two pictures are of a section marker for the Canadian Chinese Buddhist Ming Yuet Temple.... Read more »
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Via Saskatoon News Talk 650 CKOM… An exhibition stopping in Saskatoon is bringing people back in time and across the globe. The Maitreya Loving Kindness Tour will showcase ancient and sacred relics of Buddha Shakyamuni and other historical Buddhists from India, Tibet, Korea and China. Between 60 and 70 pieces from around the globe will... Read more »
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