Sumeru News — Ottawa

International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa new temple update

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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: A few days ago, the Ottawa Citizen ran a story on the move. Here's a link to that story: The article also ran in the newspaper's sister publication, the Ottawa Sun (for a different demographic audience, I assume).    

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Sand Mandala 2018 Ottawa

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Sand Mandala 2018 - Echoes of the Sacred October 11-14 (Save the date - Preliminary announcement) We are pleased to announce that His Holiness along with Vajra master Khenchen Tsewang and the monks of the Palyul Namdroling monastery will demonstrate the sacred ritual art of the creation and dissolution of a sand mandala dedicated to the deities of wisdom compassion. This 4 day event will also include ritual initiation ceremonies, a fund-raising bazaar, Tibetan food, masked Lama dances, and a performance of sacred music and chants from the Tibetan ritual called Chöd ("Cutting through the ego"). Please check the website

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Exploring the Challenges of the Bodhisattva Path Ottawa workshops

Ottawa Practice! Workshop

Exploring the Challenges of the Bodhisattva Path June 28, 2018 7 - 9 pm Fo Guang Shan Temple of Ottawa 1950 Scott Street Ina Denton, Certified Lay Dharma Lecturer

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International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa

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I went downtown today to pick up our veggie basket (organic veggies from across the river in Québec) and was early, so I had time to visit the International Buddhist Progress Society. The Bhikshuni there told me they are moving to Richmond at the end of the year and are building a new temple there on 5 acres. Details to follow. Meanwhile, here are some pictures I took in the main hall...

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Ottawa Friends of Tibet Dinner 2017

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The annual Ottawa Friends of Tibet dinner is coming up soon on Friday, November 10 at the Ottawa Hellenic Centre at 6 p.m. The cost is $75 for advance orders (see attached flyer). Here’s a link to info: If you are interested, please reserve your ticket directly from OFT by phone (613-816-9552) or email (

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