There will be an Ottawa Sand Mandala event on October 11-13 at City Hall. Here is the poster (which I designed).
Two new books from Sumeru, just in time for Buddha's birthday! Beginning, Middle & Zen: Tales from Canada to Korea and Back Again, by Glen Choi Elucidating Tathagatagarbha, by Master Tam Shek-wing
His Holiness the Dalai Lama's 60th anniversary in India was celebrated on March 31 with a day of festivities. Many wonderful speeches and musical presentations. I wanted to embed the video here, but could not find the original outside of Facebook, so I am posting the link to the Dalai Lama's Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/DalaiLama/?hc_ref=ARTc4QDiRsJZiO5QJPVVE3LbqYGL-Gnp9xyYVedqlaouU3ifE6cnxkroTH6Ny996aNU His Holiness' 15-minute speech begins at about 2:03:00 in the video.
Here is a beautiful short documentary with Tashi Mannox, a Tibetan calligraphy artist living in Britain. https://store.tashimannox.com/content/about
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)...