The website “Buddhism in Canada” (www.buddhismcanada.com) has closed, after 16 years. The site was operated by George Klima, out of St. John, NFLD. A great debt of gratitude is owed to him for his unstinting service to the far-flung communities that the directory served. It grew to more than 400 temples, centres, associations, charities, groups,... Read more »
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The Jade Buddha for Universal Peace, which is touring the world, will only be in Canada for a short period of time. Here are the scheduled venues: 12-20 June 2010, Phap Van Temple, 420 Traders Blvd., Mississauga, ON 24 July – 1 August 2010, Truc Lam Monastery, 11328 – 97 Street, Edmonton, AB 8-15 August 2010,... Read more »
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This remarkable statue was sculpted in the image of the Shakyamuni Buddha rupa in the Mahabodhi Temple in Bodhgaya. It is carved from a single piece of Polar Pride jade, found in Canada in 2000. The statue is the largest Buddha statue in the world that is carved from a single piece of gem-quality jade.... Read more »
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In 2006, MgGill University launched a project to document a variety of religious institutions outside of Montreal Judeo-Christian traditions. It includes ten interesting accounts and analyses of Buddhist centres in Montreal. The reports are available for download in PDF format, or viewable online in HTML. http://mrsp.mcgill.ca/
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This summer, Yönten has taken extensive archival photographs of the shrine rooms at Ching Kwok Temple, Fu Sien Tong Temple, Karma Sonam Dargye Ling, Zen Buddhist Temple, Pyung Hwa Sa, Khmer Buddhist Temple of Ontario, and Yanviriya II Thai Buddhist Temple, as well as the grotto of Cham Shan Temple. In August, he will be... Read more »
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