Category: Buddhist Teachings

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“In the Lives of Men”

by Vivian Tsang

 

While the media, both online and traditional outlets, have been flooded with discussion on the recent U.S. presidential election, Master Tam has been relatively quiet on the matter. He is not known to be reticent on matters political, and he has in the past made known of his displeasure on the negative impact politicians have on people’s livelihood.…

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On Expedience

In discussing the Buddhist practice, the word “expedience” tends to go hand-in-hand with “wisdom.” One slant of expedience can be seen as “appropriate to the situation,” as in, there exists a way that works for you. For example, a scientist, may tend to look at things the scientific way.…

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Below the Fold (Part 2 of 3)

Knowing people working at Google, a typical discussion topic is how Google handles users from all walks of life from all over the world. Search queries tend to be short and therefore rife with ambiguities. Judging the popularity of a website according to the number and quality of websites that are linked to it, a beauty contest of sorts for websites, can be effective and propelled Google to the top of all search engines.…

Exhibit Opening, Two Artists – One Stroke

Toronto, ON – November, 4, 2013

The exhibit opened in Metro Hall on a crisp Winter day. The Metro Hall Rotunda is a major thoroughfare sandwiched between the business district and the entertainment district in downtown Toronto. Both Tam and Shein arrived early, happy to see the rotunda, spacious with natural light, attracting passers-by, often hurrying to and fro, stopping to looking at the pictures.…

Special Lecture on the Preliminary Practice (Toronto, April 13)

SHEIN_Dancers1On the April 13 (Saturday, 10:30am – 1pm) meditation class, you are invited to a special class on the Preliminary Practice. (It is published in English as “The Dzogchen Innermost Essence Preliminary Practice” also colloquially known as “the core teaching that is vast and pervasive.”) The Preliminary Practice is considered the “common” foundation in many Buddhist traditions.…

Zen of Emptiness and Existence Lecture on April 18th, 2012

Upon invitation from East Asian Library, University of Toronto, Master Tam presented a 2 hour lecture, in Mandarin with English translation, on the impact of the human thinking and behaviour on the world at large. Even though it was during the week, from all walks of life, more than 100 people showed up and packed the library, some sitting on book shelves, on the floor, and standing.…