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First International Buddhist Bhikkuni Forum Toronto 2018

Buddhism around the World Buddhism in Canada Practice! Toronto Women

First International Buddhist Bhikkuni Forum May 26-27, 2018 OISE, University of Toronto, 252 Bloor Street West Here is the press release... This is our first international forum bringing together Buddhist practitioners and scholars of Buddhism, with a focus of exploring and encouraging the involvement of women in the practice and teaching of Buddhism.  By discussing the unique experiences of women who practise Buddhism around the world, we hope to find ways to support fellow practitioners on their various paths. For more information, please visit  Website: In 21st century, the ancient wisdom of the East, like a thousand-petalled lotus blooming with...

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The Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years

Buddhism Engaged Buddhism India Movies Politics Practice! Teachers

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar -- The Untold Truth This is the story of Dr. Ambedkar, India's modern saint, unflinching advocate for the oppressed castes, framer of the modern Indian constitution, and convert to Buddhism along with millions of his followers. This is the Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years. It was broadcast only once, and never again. HERE is an article from the Times of India explaining the political context. In light of recent events, and a wish to bring the voice of Engaged Buddhism to important social issues, we present this video. Dr. Ambedkar's story should be much more...

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

Buddhist Psychology Buddhist Studies Burma Children China Culture Dalai Lama Dance Death Engaged Buddhism Film Food Health Human Rights India Japan Karmapa Mahayana MBSR Meditation Mindfulness Movies Music Nepal North American Buddhism Photography Pilgrimage Politics Practice! Psychology Science Secular Buddhism Social Action Teachers Temples Theravada Thich Nhat Hanh Tibet Vajrayana Walking Zen

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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World Parliament of Religions 2018 Toronto

Conferences Events Interfaith Peace work Practice! Toronto

The World Parliament of Religions (est. 1893) will be holding its 7th Parliament. This one will be in Toronto, November 1-7, 2018. Approximately 10,000 people are expected to attend. Here is a link to the event website. Are you going? Are you planning a program with colleagues? What will be the North American Buddhist presence? A search of their blog for the key term "buddhist" only turns up five posts, the most recent of which is from 2011. Let's start the conversation...

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Indonesian Buddhist Fellowship of Canada presents

Buddhism in Canada Events Meditation Practice! Retreats Toronto

Indonesian Buddhist Fellowship of Canada  presents:  1. One Day Meditation Retreat – “Anapanasati” Sunday, September 17, 2017 From: 8.00 am – 5.00 pm Place: Toronto Maha Vihara 4698 Kingston Road, Scarborough,  M1E 2P9  ·       All are welcome ·       Please bring your own lunch ·       Light refreshment will be provided ·   ... Read more »

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