Monday, August 27, 2007

New Book Buddha Nature NOW

Buddha Nature Now is a new book on the Mahayana Nichiren Buddha-way. Available world wide,

ISBN# 978-1-4259-9914-8. One of the books goals towards a more peaceful world is to help people

who have lost their self esteem and self worth through abuse or addication.

The book donor program can be researched at The object is to send the book to Women's Shelters, PrisonLibraries and Re-Hab Centres in a big way. You can help and we thank you from the bottom of our heart. Nichiren Buddha Hokkeko, Cowichan Valley, Vancouver Island, BC Canada

Saturday, August 25, 2007

Zen Retreat on Salt Spring Island - September 21-23

The Salt Spring Zen Meditation Circle invites everyone to join us for our biannual three-day sesshin.

Sesshin begins at 7 PM on September 21 and ends at 3 PM on September 23.

Cost: $70 for entire sesshin, plus dana (donation) for teachings by sesshin leader, Nanfu Peter Levitt.

Meals are provided as part of the overall fee.

Billetting is available on a first come first served basis, so please register early.

All participants will be able to have private interview/discussion with Peter.

For details or to register please contact Michelle Reed at
or call Rowan Percy at (250) 537-2831

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Rare Buddhist Relics - Victoria - Aug 23th to 25th

Please share widely with others:

We would appreciate it if you could let others know of this rare opportunity to experience this sacred and historic event in our community.

The Tour brings the message of the Project - "From loving kindness then you can achieve freedom". By consciously having a good heart, we experience peace in ourselves and in our world.

It is the intent of the organizers for this exhibit to be a multi-faith event where all visitors are welcome, regardless of the spiritual background.

Details are as follows:

Dates: Thursday, August 23rd to Saturday, August 25th

Location: Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living, 111 Superior Street in James Bay.

Public Viewing Times: Thursday (3 pm to 7pm); Friday (10am to 7pm);

Saturday (10am to 5pm)

Cost: Free Admission. Donations to Maitreya Project Greatly Appreciated.

Additional information: and

A Short Clip (3 min. 57 sec) on the Heart Shrine Relic Tour can be found on You Tube:

Volunteer are also required
for the success of this event. If you can help out or if you know of others who would be willing to assist in the following areas over the three days: greeters, guides, retail sales, cleaners, parking directors, unloaders and loaders, security, please email Roy Leaman at

At the Opening Ceremony we invite the leaders of all the local Buddhist centers as well as the local Churches and other spiritual groups to come on Thursday, August 23rd at 2:00 p.m. Please RSVP attendance to Linda Chan at 380-6383 or email her at

On August 22nd, there will be a talk entitled: Benevolent Bones: Buddhist Relics in Context on the evening before the Heart Shrine Relics Tour Exhibition at the Church of Truth – Community of Conscious Living, 111 Superior Street from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Dr. Anne MacDonald, Assistant Professor, Dept. of South Asian, Tibetan and Buddhist Studies, from the University of Vienna will give a talk on Love and Compassion and on the Historical Significance of the Relics. Admission is by donation to Maitreya Project.