The Toronto chapter of the Tzu Chi Buddhist charitable foundation, recently donated $100,000 to Bridgepoint Health in the Riverdale neighbourhood of Toronto. The funds will be used to purchase technically advanced therapeutic mattresses for the hospital’s patients. An article about the donation can be found on the Inside Toronto webite. Information about Bridgepoint Health can... Read more »
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Establishment of a Buddhist temple in Regina’s heritage district has been approved by City Council, after controversy about the temple’s proposed food donation program. Here’s a link to the most recent news article about it… http://www.newstalk980.com/story/20101005/41381 For background, Google “Regina Buddhist Temple”
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Soka Gakkai International’s Canadian chapter has handed over to the government more than $300,000 in donations it received from Robert Mander, who it was later discovered had acquired the money through illegal means. Here’s a link to the story in the Globe and Mail: http://www.theglobeandmail.com/news/national/toronto/buddhist-organization-returns-tainted-money/article1638858/
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The severe earthquake on April 14, 2010 was centred in Yushu Township, Qinghai Province, in China. The area is more than 95% Tibetan, but under direct Chinese control. Jyekundo, the main town, is also spelled Kyigundo and Jiegu in the media. CBC Radio has run a number of stories on the air, focusing on local... Read more »
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I recently read an interesting article about Master Cheng Yen from Taiwan, how she founded the Tzu Chi Foundation and how it became Taiwan’s largest charity organization. The charity has been active in Canada for some time, but with a low profile. Most people don’t associate Buddhism in Canada with global charity work. I know... Read more »
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