Sumeru News — Ottawa

Ottawa Mahasangha gathering

Ottawa Temple Stories

Yesterday, we had the opportunity of attending a dinner (organized by Sumeru) with community leaders from a variety of Ottawa sanghas. Our evening was hosted by Paul and Cathy Keddy at their home (in a square mile of forest and wetlands they have donated to the Mississippi Madawaska Land Trust to remain wild in perpetuity). Here's a photo: L to R: Lisee Levitt (Sumeru), John Negru (Sumeru), Mihaela Andronic (Pagoda Sangha), Paul Keddy (Ottawa Shambhala), Angela Sumegi (Ottawa Palyul), Andrea Lorient (Ottawa Palyul), Patrick Doyle (unaffiliated Zen psychotherapist), Cathy Keddy (Ottawa Shambhala), and Ray Parchelo (Red Maple Tendai Sangha). Photo...

Read more →


Mindful Movement Workshop

Mindfulness Ottawa Walking Workshop

Red Maple Mindful Living presents a FREE 4-session program building mindfulness through movement. Petawawa, ON. 4 Thursdays, Oct 2018 - Jan 2019 Call 613-687-7641 for information or to register.

Read more →


Ottawa Sand Mandala event

Dance Music Nyingma Ottawa Tibet Vajrayana

There will be an Ottawa Sand Mandala event on October 11-13 at City Hall. Here is the poster (which I designed).

Read more →


Korean Buddhist vegetarian celebration in Ottawa

Events Food Korea Ottawa Temple Stories

The Cultural Corps of Korean Buddhism and the Korean Cultural Center Canada will hold a special event to introduce Korean traditional culture and healthy food at the Canadian Museum of History from September 12 through 14, 2018. This is a celebration of the 55th anniversary of diplomatic ties between Canada and Korea, which was hosted by the Korea Cultural Center Canada following the last year. On September 12, a dinner party featuring various temple food will take place, where government officials, politicians, media people, and famous chefs are expected to attend. The temple food to be presented is 'The Korean traditional fermented food,' which...

Read more →


International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa new temple update

Buddhism in Canada China Humanistic Buddhism Mahayana Ottawa Temples

I had posted earlier, in June, about how the IBPS Ottawa was moving at the end of 2018 from their location downtown on Scott Street to a new temple they are building in Richmond, ON (an outer suburb of Ottawa). Here's a link to that post: https://sumeru-books.com/blogs/news/international-buddhist-progress-society-ottawa A few days ago, the Ottawa Citizen ran a story on the move. Here's a link to that story: https://ottawacitizen.com/news/local-news/local-buddhist-society-planning-grand-temple-near-richmond The article also ran in the newspaper's sister publication, the Ottawa Sun (for a different demographic audience, I assume).    

Read more →