Sumeru News — Environmental Issues

Peace Vase Project update

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Here’s an e-mail from Tashi dos Santos, coordinator of the Peace Vase Project. It’s a wonderful project and I would dearly like to participate with an interfaith group here in Canada, particularly with indigenous participation, to plant some vases. If you are interested, please contact Tashi… Thank you to all of you who have been... Read more »

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HH Karmapa Toronto Public Talk

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His Holiness the 17th Karmapa will give a free public talk Mindfulness and Environmental Responsibility at Convocation Hall, U of T, on the afternoon of May 31, 2017 Here is the link for further information: http://buddhiststudies.utoronto.ca/events/karmapa-public-talk/

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Film series on Buddhism and the Environment

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The Robert H.N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto has announced a new film series on Buddhism and The Environment. The series will showcase the work of three women in film, who will be in attendance for their respective films. These films are open to all. It all starts... Read more »

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Wutai Shan Kawarthas project meets headwinds

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Sumeru has been covering the conflict for some time now between Cham Shan Temple’s project to build a replica of Wutai Shan and the other three sacred Buddhist mountains from China in the Kawartha Lakes District of Ontario vs. the Ontario government’s plan to site three wind farms near the properties. Now the CBC has picked... Read more »

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Fossil Free Faith Canada

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Here’s a group called Fossil Free Faith: Canada’s Interfaith Divestment Network: fossilfreefaith.ca They are also on Facebook and Twitter. These two Buddhist groups are listed on their site: One Earth Sangha — http://www.oneearthsangha.org/ Ecological Buddhism — http://www.ecobuddhism.org/ Neither is Canadian. I urge Canadian Sanghas to join this network and support a fossil free future!  

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