Sumeru News — Toronto

North American Buddhist Alliance Toronto conference update

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Here's a wrap-up of the On Inclusion! intrafaith Buddhist conference held in Toronto on October 31, 2018, sponsored by the North American Buddhist Alliance as a pre-event at the Parliament of World Religions: https://northamericanbuddhistalliance.org/one-step-closer-to-on-inclusion/ In the photo, L to R: Mihaela Andronic from the Ottawa Pagoda Sangha, Ray Nakano from earthholder.org, another participant, and John Negru from The Sumeru Press.

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Zasep Tulku Rinpoche's new book

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Zasep Tulku Rinpoche has self-published a new book, GELUG MAHAMUDRA: Eloquent Speech of Manjushri. Here's the link for information and an excerpt from the book: https://buddhaweekly.com/advance-book-excerpt-gelug-mahamudra-eloquent-speech-of-manjushri-a-commentary-and-practice-guide-on-sutra-and-tantra-mahamudra-by-h-e-zasep-tulku-rinpoche/ Here's the link for information about the book launch, November 24 in Toronto: https://buddhaweekly.com/events/gelug-mahamudra-book-launch-and-author-signing-with-h-e-venerable-zasep-tulku-rinpoche-november-24-2018-public-drop-in-event/

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Update: Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies at the U of T

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This year at HCBSA Message from Director Frances Garrett Dear Ho Centre community, Some of you may have heard that as of September 1, I am on research leave. I’m happy to able finally to announce officially that Dr Sarah Richardson has agreed to serve as Interim Director of the Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies.  Dr Richardson (pictured above, at right) is a historian of the arts and religions of South Asia with a specialization in Buddhist visual and material practice, especially Himalayan painting. She holds a PhD from the University of Toronto (2016), and is currently teaching as a Lecturer...

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Toronto Buddhist Intra-faith event adds new free tickets

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The Toronto Buddhist Intra-faith event, On Inclusion! happening October 31 at the University of Toronto has added more keynote speakers, and a new block of free tickets. FULL DETAILS HERE.

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Chris Ng and the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada

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I've known Chris Ng for more than 30 years now. She's one of those leading figures in the history of Buddhism in Canada who prefers to work in the background to make things happen for others. As a co-founder of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, she has been instrumental in funding courses and programs at the University of Toronto for more than a decade, as well as being a community organizer in many other capacities. I recently asked her if she would be kind enough to be interviewed about her work, for the benefit of posterity, and here is an...

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