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AMERICAN SUTRA book review

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AMERICAN SUTRA: A story of faith and freedom in the Second World War  by Duncan Ryūken Williams Harvard University Press, 2019 ISBN 9780674986534 7.4 x 10.5 in, 400 pages, illustrated   Buddhist identity in America is a chimerical thing. Many have tried to grasp its image, only to find its nature fragmented into seemingly irreconcilable facets. Many a heated argument has resulted from debates about which interpretation is correct. Without a solid understanding of the history of Buddhism in America, such debates are rather like walking through a hall of mirrors at the carnival – fun but distorted. By the same...

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An interview with Reverend Patricia Kanaya Usuki

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Via Sakyadhita and Jeff Wilson… The Great Compassion: An Interview with Reverend Patricia Kanaya Usuki by Jeff Wilson Rev. Patricia Kanaya Usuki (photo: Koury Angelo) Patricia Kanaya Usuki was born in Toronto, Canada, to an Anglican father and a Buddhist mother. Her parents brought her up in the United Church of Canada, one of the... Read more »

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Lecture on Influence of Buddhism on North American Society, Prof. Jeff Wilson / Vancouver, Sept 20, 2013

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You are invited to a public lecture this Friday by Prof. Jeff Wilson, from the University of Waterloo. “The Influence of Buddhism on North American Society” When: Friday, September 20 Time: 3:00-4:30 pm Where: Room 300, Vancouver School of Theology (UBC) 6000 Iona Dr. Vancouver, V6T 1L4) The PDF Poster for the lecture may be downloaded here. Prof. Wilson is... Read more »

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Toronto Buddhist Church welcomes new minister, Rev. Christina Yanko

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Toronto’s Jodo Shinshu temple, the Toronto Buddhist Church, has a new minister, Reverend Christina Yanko. Here’s her personal message to parishioners. Welcome!

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Jodo Shinshu Vancouver Temple profiled

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From the Vancouver Courier… Although Strathcona carries a strong image of a working class monoculture, the shadow of a mostly forgotten community still lingers. The blocks between Jackson and Main to the east and west, and Cordova and the waterfront to the south and north were once a landing point for Japanese immigrants seeking a... Read more »

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