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New Multi-Lineage Retreat Center(

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 22, 2016

Hendersonville, NC (USA) -- Heartwood Refuge, a Retreat and Conference Center founded by Venerables Pannavati and Pannadipa with their local community, is now open for its first retreat.

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Buddhists from around the world meet to call for peace

by Amanda J. Purcell, Poughkeepsie Journal, July 7, 2016

Wappingers Falls, New York (USA) -- Hundreds of Buddhist teachers, monastics, and practitioners from the U.S., Canada, Europe, South America and Asia have come to the village this week to call for world peace.

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Prince Edward Island restaurant with Buddhist links vandalized after monks set lobsters free

By Adina Bresge, The Canadian Press, July 11, 2016



A day before the restaurant was damaged a group of local monks liberated 600 pounds of live lobsters into the ocean. CHARLOTTETOWN, Prince Edward Island (Canada) -- A  Buddhist-affiliated restaurant in Prince Edward Island has been vandalized, hours after a group of local monks liberated 600 pounds of live lobsters.

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$80M temple project in rural Ontario threatened by wind turbines, Buddhists say

By Valerie Ouellet, CBC News, Jun 27, 2016

Buddhists in Kawartha Lakes upset about wind project to be built near future temple
Toronto, Canada
-- On a gravel pathway in Kawartha Lakes, six Chinese lion statues seem to be guarding a metal fence with a rusty speaker taped to a pole, blaring out traditional Buddhist chanting into the strong winds.

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Public tours spectacular Buddhist temple near Omemee

By Lance Anderson, Peterborough This Week, June 25, 2016

Omemee, Ontario (Canada) -- The Wutai Shan Temple is located in Cavan Monaghan Township but the “driveway is in the City of Kawartha Lakes,” laughed Diane Chen at a presentation and tour for dignitaries on Monday (June 20).

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Buddhist leaders caution NYC tourists to be wary of fake monks

By MICHAEL BALSAMO, The Associated Press, July 1, 2016

NEW YORK, USA -- New York City Buddhist leaders are sounding the alarm to tourists: Beware the “fake monks.”

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