This Chinese initiative brings together a wide variety of vendors specializing in Buddhist objects. I was particularly interested in the Exhibitors list as well as the sponsors. http://www.buddhistfair.com/index_en.html
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The Venerable Thich Nhat Hanh and monastics of Plum Village, Deer Park Monastery, Blue Cliff Monastery, and Magnolia Village will hold a residential meditation retreat and a public lecture in Vancouver, August of 2011, sponsored by the University of British Columbia and the Tung Lin Kok Yuen Canada Society: Retreat: “Awakening the Heart” Dates: August 8-13,... Read more »
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If you enjoy conferences and can afford to be there (both in terms of time and money), here are two well worth considering. They focus on the relationship between Buddhism and computer technology in the 21st century. Wisdom 2.0 Conference Exploring living with Awareness, Wisdom and Compassion in the Technology Age Mountainview, CA February 25-27,... Read more »
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Earlier this year, the University of British Columbia hosted a landmark conference on Buddhism in Canada. Charles Prebish, one of the leading scholars in the area of North American Buddhism for many years, provided the keynote address: The Swans Came to Canada Too – Looking Backward and Looking Forward in North American Buddhism. Here is... Read more »
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Just returned from the “Canadian Buddhism: Global Causes, Local Conditions” conference at UBC. Wonderful presentations by more than 15 presenters and two excellent keynote addresses. Here are copies of the slide show I presented, entitled “Canadian Buddhists on the Web: Push, Pull & Practice.” CLICK HERE FOR THE POWERPOINT SLIDESHOW CLICK HERE FOR A PDF... Read more »
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