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Our vision is firmly rooted in the family paradigm and human values. We believe, “The family that practises Buddhism (Dhamma) together stays together!” We provide a physical and spiritual environment for the children of our Buddhist Faith Tradition in Canada from toddlers to kindergarten to grade school, high School and university levels to pursue a structured and comprehensive Buddhist Religious Education, imparted by a qualified and approved teaching staff in the context of Canada’s multicultural and multi-religious society with due respect to principal Canadian values of tolerance and peaceful co-existence which the Canadian Society shares in abundance with Buddhism!
Please click here to view pictures from Buddhist Festival of Vesak held on May 31st at the Mississauga Celebration Square. Thanks to Venerable Dr. Bhante Saranapala, the Chair of the organizing committee, all members of the organizing committee, Temple's Dayaka Sabha, volunteers, members of the Buddhist Youth Council and devotees for giving support and for working hard to make it a great success.
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What is religion?
Religion, as understood in the West,is defined in the English Oxford dictionary, as the belief in and worship of many gods (polytheism) or one God (monotheism). Buddhism is not such a belief or worship. Therefore some writers point out that Buddhism is not a religion but an atheistic philosophy. They even equate Buddhism with Marxism as a philosophy.
By Bhikkhu Dr. Saranapala
Buddhist Chaplain, University of Toronto
Nowadays people around the globe have become fascinated with meditation. They speak about the "coolness" and instant benefits of the practice of meditation. Since everybody is talking about it based upon some initial experiences, there are many expectations of its benefits. Even medical doctors are prescribing meditation as the best medication, as a remedy to all physical and psychological illnesses. Psychologists and psychotherapists recommend meditation practice to their clients as a remedy for their problems.