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Mississauga’s 4th Annual Vesak Celebration: A celebration of Buddha

VoiceOnline, May 12, 2016

Mississauga, ON (Canada) -- The Mississauga’s 4th Annual Vesak Celebration commemorates the birth, enlightenment and passing of Buddha, 2639 years ago. A free public celebration will be held at Mississauga Celebration Square on Saturday May 28 from 2-7 p.m.


Buddhist monastery in Redwood Valley marks 20th anniversary

By Karen Rifkin, The Ukiah Daily Journal, May 10, 2016

Redwood Valley, California (USA) -- In English, Abhayagiri means Fearless Mountain, serving as a refuge where one can be free from fear, knowing that the land and the community practice harmlessness, honesty and respect. The Buddha spoke of the gift of fearlessness as one of the greatest gifts we can give each other.


Guardian reporter Dave Stewart tells about time with Buddhist monks

by Dave Stewart, The Guardian (Prince Edward), April 3, 2016

Guardian reporter Dave Stewart spent the afternoon recently with a group of monks with the Great Enlightenment Buddhist Society monastery in Little Sands. The group bakes thousands of rolls of bread each week for a number of non-profit organizations in an attempt to pay back the kindness Islanders have shown them. The monks also presented Stewart with some treats, which he is holding, as a token of their appreciation for his visit.

Prince Edward Island, Canada -- Buddhist monks believe they are making the world a better place, one kind act at a time.


Burnaby, B.C., orders Buddhist monk to tear down $300,000 temple because he doesn’t have permit

by Gordon McIntyre, Postmedia News, March 6, 2016

BURNABY, B.C. (Canada) -- Build it and they will come. Building inspectors that is, and if you don’t have a building permit and your land is zoned for agriculture and you’ve built a temple, city hall will want you to tear it down.


Buddhism Scholar Wins Grant to Study in Mongolia

By Bettye Miller, UCR Today, March 2, 2016

Social Science Research Council grant to Matthew King will fund study of exchanges between Buddhist monks and Euro-Russian intellectuals

RIVERSIDE, Calif. (USA) -- Early in the 20th century Buddhist monastics in Mongolia and Tibet engaged with European and Slavic intellectuals, exchanges that reframed the study of Buddhism and Inner Asia and continue to influence scholars today.


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