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The Zen Priestess and the Snake in Boulder in November!

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Here's the Boulder Bookstore book launch website: A $5 ticket for this virtual event gets you $5 off the price of the book. And here's their Facebook page for the event: And here's the poster:

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Young Adult Meditation Retreat

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Many of us who are longtime Buddhist practitioners worry about the lack of uptake from young people, or, more specifically, the lack of programs designed for them. I often wonder if the problem is not lack of interest, but lack of meaningful opportunities. Consequently, I was delighted to receive this notice from True North Insight about a Young Adult Meditation Retreat they will be hosting in August 2019.

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World Parliament of Religions Buddhist pre-event Toronto 2018

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The North American Buddhist Alliance is hosting a one-day, Buddhist gathering at the University of Toronto on October 31, the day before the World Parliament of Religions convenes. Tickets are available through Eventbrite, and the day (10 am - 5 pm) is free, but space is limited. I'll be there and hope to see you! Here are the event poster and press release. Conference poster as PDF Conference press release as PDF

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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“Asian Americans: A Mosaic of Faiths” new survey report from the Pew Forum

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The Pew Forum on Religion & Public Life has recently released their latest survey data on Asian American religious affiliation and practice, available on their website: I don’t know how closely the data is mirrored in Canada, or how accurate the survey is (since their last one had some methodological problems that were the... Read more »

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