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Buddhist tradition commemorates dead with dance

by Pat Johnson, Vancouver Courier, July 16, 2015

Vancouver, CA (USA) -- In Buddhist tradition, Obon is the time when the spirits of ancestors are said to return to their earthly homes, welcomed by fires and lanterns. In Japan, families visit cemeteries and tidy the graves, even share a picnic and make offerings of food to the returning ancestors.

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Scholars talk Buddhism’s value in modern society

By Chuck Chiang, Vancouver Sun July 5, 2015

Symposium hints at Vancouver’s rise as global cultural centre
 
Vancouver, Canada
-- An elite group of Buddhism academics have gathered in Vancouver to advance the study of the religion’s philosophies and applications in the modern world, a gathering that organizers say shows the city’s potential as a conduit for global cultures in North America.

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Buddhist monks reveal simple life in Little Sands, Prince Edward Island

CBC News, Mar 26, 2015

Great Enlightenment Buddhist Institute Society holding open house to share with public

Prince Edward Island, Canada -- A group of Buddhist monks has made their home on P.E.I. for the last seven years and Islanders know little about them.

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Supposed Buddhist monk may be involved in distraction thefts

by Tammie Sutherland, City News Toronto, Jan 22, 2015

Toronto, Canada - A man dressed as a Buddhist monk is allegedly taking money from people in the city’s downtown core, and one of the alleged victims appears to be Adam Wylde, host of Blake & Wylde on KiSS 92.5.

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Buddhist monastery holds prayer session for mass murder victims

Edmonton Journal January 3, 2015

EDMONTON, Canada -- A Buddhist monastery in central Edmonton will hold a special prayer ceremony Sunday morning for the victims of this week’s mass murder.

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