Albert Low, long-time director of the Montreal Zen Centre, has passed away, peacefully in his sleep, during the early morning hours of January 27th, 2016. Gate, gate, para gate, para sam gate. Bodhi, sva ha. Here is the statement from the Montreal Zen Centre: We at the Montreal Zen Center are mourning the recent death... Read more »
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The Applied Buddhist Studies Initiative at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, is presenting a series of three workshops on the topic of Applying Mindfulness and Buddhism in Providing Care. The Continuing Professional Development Workshops are designed for people whose work involves caring for others. Please see the attached poster for further information, and kindly forward... Read more »
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Reverend Michael Hayashi, of the Manitoba Buddhist Temple, has passed away. Here is the letter posted by the Living Dharma Centre, the Jodo Shinshu umbrella organization in Canada: To Temples, board members, members and friends, Reverend Michael Hayashi, our wise, caring and genuine friend, the minister for the Manitoba Buddhist Temple has entered the Pure... Read more »
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From the International Buddhist Confederation of Canada: Creation of Green Tara Sand and Medicine Buddha Mandalas in Toronto from Sept 5-13! The International Buddhist Confederation of Canada has invited Sopa Khenpo Rinpoche and his monks from Dzongkar Choede Monastery in south India to Toronto for this wonderful event! This will take place at the Buddhist... Read more »
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We have just learned that Lama Catherine Rathbun Jetsun Yeshe, founder and teacher at Friends of the Heart in Toronto, has passed away. Here is a notice from Toronto Mind-Body: http://www.torontomindbody.org/lama-catherine-rathbun-jestsun-yeshe-passes/ Here is a brief outline of her life, from the Friends of the Heart website: Catherine Rathbun Jetsun Yeshe A householder, a mother, a wife. a teacher,... Read more »
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