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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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Pure Land 2013 Vancouver conference round-up

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The Pure Land 2013 Vancouver conference is now over, and most of the papers which were presented are now available online here: http://pureland2013.wordpress.com/2012/10/16/full-papers/ Here is a list of the presenters and their topics: Ama, Michihiro — Buddhist Confession in Modern Japan Andrews, Susie — Replacing Sukhāvatī: The Centrality of Śākyamuni and India in Contemporary BCA Dharma School Programming... Read more »

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