A number of years ago when I was helping George Klima update his Buddhism in Canada directory (before the Sumeru directory existed), there was a Sri Lankan temple in Ottawa called the Hilda Jayewardenaramaya. It seemed like an odd name for a Buddhist temple, but I assumed a “hilda” was some kind of place name... Read more »
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Well, overhaul is perhaps an exaggeration! We’re updating our database at www.canadianbuddhism.info and contacting as many of Canada’s 480+ Buddhist organizations as we can to verify their listing information. We want to keep track of everybody who’s moved, changed a phone number or contact name, revised their public programs, etc. If you have noticed any glitches... Read more »
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I recently joined a global community of videogamers playing Ingress, a massively multi-player online Android game made for Google+ by Niantic Labs. The game involves discovering, visiting and claiming portals in the public sphere all over the world. One of the two teams is known as “The Enlightened” (which is part of what drew my... Read more »
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The Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet Internship Program was launched in 2007 by the Canadian Parliamentary Friends of Tibet then headed by the Hon. Senator Consiglio Di Nino. The first internship, six weeks long, saw 4 young Tibetan-Canadian students hired and placed in the offices of various parliamentarians. It was a great first trial run and... Read more »
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Gary Ho is chief executive officer of the Vancouver-based Canadian chapter of the global Tzu Chi Buddhist Relief Foundation, founded by Dharma Master Cheng Yen in 1966. In a recent edition of The Province, he was profiled in an excellent piece explaining a bit about the organization’s work: http://www.theprovince.com/news/Faith+Buddhism+Compassion+Relief+Foundation+Canada/8436662/story.html
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