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Newfoundland Sri Lankan community takes root

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Here’s a CBC story about the Newfoundland Sri Lankan community and their recent Buddhist celebrations: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/sri-lankans-event-mun-newfoundland-1.3642728

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Wutai Shan open house in Kawartha, Ontario

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The Wutai Shan retreat in Kawartha, Ontario continues to take shape. Here’s the latest article about it from Kawartha Lakes This Week. http://www.mykawartha.com/news-story/6733406-buddhist-wutai-shan-temple-offers-530-acres-of-peace-and-solitude/  

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Toronto Zen Centre reading fundraiser

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Sumeru author Richard Bryan McDaniel was recently at the Toronto Zen Center for a reading and book signing as a fundraiser for renovations to their Buddha Hall. He read from Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in America (which includes a chapter on Taigen Henderson of the Toronto Zen Centre).... Read more »

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PEI monks welcome outside world this weekend

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Here’s an article from the CBC, “PEI monks welcome outside world this weekend,” referring to the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute monastery in Little Sands, PEI. This is an aerial shot of the monastery that accompanies the article. To read more about the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute in the Sumeru archives, use the search engine on... Read more »

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BC Buddhist Temple receives historical designation

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The Lytton Joss House, perhaps the first BC Buddhist Temple, opened in 1883, has been officially recognized as a Chinese Historical Places Site by the BC government. Here’s the full story from the local newspaper: http://www.ash-cache-journal.com/news/367425981.html The Lions Gate Buddhist Priory in Lytton has been actively campaigning for this acknowledgement and performing annual rituals at the... Read more »

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