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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Early last year we put out a call for material for an anthology of writing by Canadian Buddhist women teachers, scholars and practitioners … and the response was overwhelming! The project is now nearing completion of the editing phase, under the able leadership of Tanya McGinnity (www.fullcontactenlightenment.com) and we are almost ready to begin the... Read more »
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DEATH AND DEATHLESSNESS – Tibetan Buddhist Wisdom on Dying & Death with H.E. Zurmang Gharwang Rinpoche SAT NOV 29th 7-9pm $10 A rare visit and opportunity to learn from H.E. Zurmang Rinpoche who will teach on the Bardo Thodal known in the West as the ‘Tibetan Book of the Dead’. Rinpoche will address what happens at the moment... Read more »
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Via Chris Ng… With sadness, I convey this news to you: Reverend Wu De Fashi, the Abbot of Ching Kwok Temple, President Emeritus of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, and a long time friend of our diverse Toronto Buddhist communities passed away peacefully on November 20, 2014 at Kensington Hospice in Toronto in the... Read more »
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The meeting commenced with a short introduction by Chris Ng, president of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, and a welcome by Bhante Saranapala, resident Bhikkhu at the West End Buddhist Temple. Speakers: Bhante Yuttadhammo, a Canadian monk ordained in the Thai Forest tradition; Sensei Taigen Henderson, Abbot of Toronto Zen Centre; Professor Pam Couture,... Read more »
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