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Petition about provocative New Kadampa protests at public teachings by HHDL

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I just signed the petition “New Kadampa Tradition: We request that you immediately cease the provocative protests and yelling at the public teachings of His Holiness the Dalai Lama.” on Change.org. It’s important. Will you sign it too? Here’s the link: http://www.change.org/petitions/new-kadampa-tradition-we-request-that-you-immediately-cease-the-provocative-protests-and-yelling-at-the-public-teachings-of-his-holiness-the-dalai-lama?recruiter=38324271&utm_campaign=signature_receipt&utm_medium=email&utm_source=share_petition

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Toronto Tibetans in the Cosmopolis

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Colin Boyd Shafer is the Toronto photographer behind the “Cosmopolis Project.” Here’s how he describes it on his website, cosmopolistoronto.com: Welcome to Cosmopolis Toronto Cosmopolis Toronto should speak to modern day Toronto (including the Greater Toronto Area) – a city that some argue is the most cosmopolitan in the world. For this project, I set out on a yearlong... Read more »

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Buddhism and Politics in the Twenty-First Century

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Via Lower Mainland Buddhism… Call for Papers: Buddhism and Politics in the Twenty-First Century University of British Columbia | June 6 to 7, 2014 Abstracts and biographies due: March 13, 2014 Papers due: May 23, 2014 The program committee welcomes proposals for papers from academics, professionals, and graduate students interested by the influence of Buddhism in contemporary politics.... Read more »

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Cham Shan Temple responds to wind power controversy in Kawarthas

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Of late there has been some news coverage about the controversy in the Kawarthas about a proposed wind farm for electricity generation that the Ontario government wants to build beside four retreat centres being built by Cham Shan Temple. Cham Shan is not the only organization opposing the new facility; there are a variety of... Read more »

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Ontario govt pulls end run around Buddhist Association of Canada over wind turbines

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Via Mississauga.com… Ms Chen [of Cham Shan Temple] said after the Nov. 4 meeting, in which government officials promised to “look into our case”, the group was told that while it might not be possible to cancel the wind projects, “they would look at relocation…and promised to get back to us. We were told it... Read more »

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