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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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www.canadianbuddhism.info upgrading

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Just a quick note to let you know that the Sumeru directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations (www.canadianbuddhism.info) will be benefitting from a major upgrade in the new year. I’ll be adding many new features including maps, better support for photos, and support for responsive viewer input. Look for changes to begin in late December. I... Read more »

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Halifax Theravada temple opens

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Halifax Theravada temple opens For the first time, there will be a Theravada monk based in Halifax, according to this news story from CBC: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/buddhist-temple-halifax-1.3309694  

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Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu launches McMaster Buddhism Association & Monastery

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Here’s a new 8:53 minute clip from Yuttadhammo Bhikkhu’s video blog, announcing the establishment of a Buddhist monastery in Hamilton, Ontario, in association with the McMaster Buddhism Association he is starting in conjunction with his upcoming teaching at McMaster University. For further information, here’s the link to their YouCaring support page: http://www.youcaring.com/sirimangalo-internation-buddhist-meditation-society-405420 including an earlier 5 minute... Read more »

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GTA Vesak pix, 2015

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The organizers of the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area GTA Vesak 2015 which took place last week-end in Mississauga at Celebration Square have posted a flickr page set of pictures from the event, with a fantastic selection of inspiring and colourful shots. Here’s the link: https://www.flickr.com/photos/75610639@N07/sets/72157651186974074 And here are a few pictures to inspire you… The originals are... Read more »

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