Sumeru News — Temples

International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa new temple update

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I had posted earlier, in June, about how the IBPS Ottawa was moving at the end of 2018 from their location downtown on Scott Street to a new temple they are building in Richmond, ON (an outer suburb of Ottawa). Here's a link to that post: A few days ago, the Ottawa Citizen ran a story on the move. Here's a link to that story: The article also ran in the newspaper's sister publication, the Ottawa Sun (for a different demographic audience, I assume).    

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International Buddhist Progress Society Ottawa

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I went downtown today to pick up our veggie basket (organic veggies from across the river in Québec) and was early, so I had time to visit the International Buddhist Progress Society. The Bhikshuni there told me they are moving to Richmond at the end of the year and are building a new temple there on 5 acres. Details to follow. Meanwhile, here are some pictures I took in the main hall...

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Understanding the Tibetan Buddhist Temple

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I have been working on a book about Vajrayana shrine rooms for some time now. It comprises 158 photographs I took over several sessions at a large Buddhist temple in the Greater Toronto area, annotated by text I am writing to explain the objects featured in each photo. So far, the book is 122 pages, 11 x 8.5, in landscape format, full colour throughout. Once I get the text finished, it will probably run a bit longer. The book is in three parts: I - A Rosary of Precious Offerings to Enrich the Mind (the shrine room, altar and ritual objects)...

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Canadian Buddhist organizations top 600 for first time

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Buddhism in Canada continues to grow and evolve. There are now more than 600 Buddhist organizations in the country, from coast to coast to coast. Find out where to practice in your community: 2018 marks the 50th year of my Buddhist practice. When I first travelled across Canada visiting Buddhist centres in 1972, there were fewer than 10 stops along the way! To all those who have brought the gift of Dharma to our land, and to the many Canadians who have nurtured it here, six hundred and one bows. This is a reminder to centres as well, to check your...

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Sumeru Directory of Canadian Buddhist Organizations update

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The Sumeru Directory of Canadian Buddhist Organizations ( needs updating. I would like to ensure that all temple contacts are accurate and that all descriptions of activities are complete. The last major update was completed 5 years ago (although I have made any changes I was told about, since then). Since there are more than 580 Buddhist temples, zendos, viharas, charities, etc. (a great cause for celebration if you ask me), it would be impractical for me to contact everyone individually. As a result, I am asking each of you, dear readers, to check the listings for your local Buddhist...

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