Here’s a nice article from a Peterborough tourism website with some excellent photos of the first of four Cham Shan Temple complexes being built in the area: http://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/2014/7/4/here-are-photos-of-a-cham-shan-buddhist-temple-being-constructed-near-peterborough This is the same temple complex that was recently in the news over a dispute with the Ontario government about a proposed wind farm development nearby. Thanks... Read more »
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In the spirit of offerings to the New Year, here is a re-release of my 2009 e-book. Click on the book title below to download… A Rosary of Precious Offerings to Enrich the Mind being a collection of annotated photographs of Vajrayana shrine offerings The book is under a Creative Commons license which means it... Read more »
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Via NBC News… Archaeologists in Nepal say they have found traces of a temple structure linked to Buddha’s nativity going back to the sixth century B.C. The remnants of a timber structure — unearthed at the Maya Devi Temple in Lumbini, Nepal, which has traditionally been venerated as the spiritual leader’s birthplace — represent the... Read more »
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Well, overhaul is perhaps an exaggeration! We’re updating our database at www.canadianbuddhism.info and contacting as many of Canada’s 480+ Buddhist organizations as we can to verify their listing information. We want to keep track of everybody who’s moved, changed a phone number or contact name, revised their public programs, etc. If you have noticed any glitches... Read more »
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Here’s the latest status report from Save Buddhist Heritage, on UNESCO efforts to establish the world heritage site at Lumbini: http://save-buddhist-heritage.org/Lumbini/?page_id=583
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