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Beginner’s Mind

Buddhism in Canada Montreal Teacher Stories Teachers Zen

The first time I met Samu Sunim, he was living in a very sparsely furnished walk-up apartment on l’Avenue du Parc near the mountain in Montréal. It was 1969 and I was 18 years old. Eastern religion was sweeping the west. I had been writing articles in our high school newspaper about Krishna consciousness and... Read more »

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Sumeru Press Inc. logo unveiled

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Here’s the new logo for The Sumeru Press Inc.

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Saving energy makes sense

Publishing Publishing in a digital world

Every time you search on the internet, you are creating an energy footprint in all the computers that were involved. Websites that use dark colours use less energy than those that use bright colours. That’s why we decided to use a dark colour scheme for Sumeru; saving energy makes sense from every perspective, including Dharma... Read more »

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Dr. Ambedkar

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Temple Stories Temples Theravada Toronto

The Ambedkar Mission in Toronto was founded by Darshan Chaudhary in 1979 to celebrate the life and continue the work of  a great modern Indian Buddhist bodhisattva, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The mission is still going strong. In 1991, the Mission published a small book commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ambedkar’s birth, entitled One Hundred Years... Read more »

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Tibetans in Quebec

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Montreal

When a small group of Tibetans arrived in Montreal in 1971, they were the first non-European immigrants ever admitted into Canada. They established a community in Longueuil and began the long process of making a home in a new land. My friend Louis Cormier, who has been a dear and trusted partner to that community... Read more »

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