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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