Sumeru News — Environmental Issues

What do Canadian Buddhists think about Alberta’s tar sands development?

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Here’s an interesting article from the Rossland Telegraph about opposition to the Alberta tar sands development. Several prominent Buddhist leaders are clearly against the plan (as cited in the article). Where do Canada’s Buddhists stand? For the record, I’d much rather see our efforts going into reducing our energy gluttony, conservation and renewable energy options.... Read more »

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Corporate Craving and Buddhist Compassion

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UBC’s Buddhism and Contemporary Society Program presents a lecture by Jan W. Walls. “Corporate Craving and Buddhist Compassion: Is There a Middle Ground for Buddhism in Business?” Date: Thursday, 02 February 2012 Time: 5:00 – 7:00 PM Place: Room 120, C.K. Choi Building, 1855 West Mall Lectures are free and open to the public. Seating will be... Read more »

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Mississauga & Toronto shark fin ban

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Mississauga is now the largest city in Canada to have banned shark fin products, as of October 13. Here is a link to the story about it from The Toronto Star: http://www.thestar.com/news/article/1068489 Toronto is set to enact a similar ban at their next Council meeting on October 24, now that Toronto’s licensing commission has unanimously endorsed... Read more »

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Thich Nhat Hanh & David Suzuki – review and video clip

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As part of Thaye’s recent Vancouver Retreat and Public Talk, he held a dialogue with David Suzuki on environmental issues. Here’s a review of that event, and a video clip, from the Vancouver Sun: http://communities.canada.com/vancouversun/blogs/thesearch/archive/2011/08/20/despair-famous-buddhist-and-famous-environmentalist-offer-antidote.aspx

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Thich Nhat Hanh & David Suzuki, Vancouver 8.15.11

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As part of Thich Nhat Hanh’s two-week visit to Vancouver later this month, he will discuss environmental issues with Canada’s well-known activist, David Suzuki. The event is by invitation only, but will be taped for YouTube and other sites. Here are more details from the Huffington Post: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/james-hoggan/thich-nhat-hanh-and-david_b_918542.html

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