Halfway there!

thermometerWe’re halfway to paying off the centre’s mortgage before it’s renewed next June. Over $40,000 has been generously donated and pledged by people from within and outside the sangha. A direct appeal has just been mailed out to all active members asking them to consider making a generous donation by year-end and receiving a 2015 charitable tax credit. From the appeal: “If all active members now contribute an average of $1000 each, the mortgage will be history! . . . Of course, not everyone can afford to contribute $1000. But please consider how much benefit you’ve received and will continue to receive from the centre over many years, and consider making a substantial gift. All donations are deeply appreciated.”

Further details about the fundraising effort can be found here.


On Saturday evening, October 24, the centre held a delightful evening of Chinese style tea tasting and a film about tea with Lam Wong. About thirty sangha members and friends attended with enthusiasm and interest.

Eshin gave a talk on “Zen creativity” at Lam Wong’s “Tea Zen” art show on July 30. The art show was held at “VisualSpace gallery” on Dunbar and included calligraphy by Don Wong, Eshin’s talk and tea tasting with Lam. The participants had an invigorating and stimulating time. Here’s pictures from the evening.