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Upcoming events

    • 31 May 2017
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • The Japan Foundation, Toronto 2 Bloor St. East, 3rd Floor Toronto, ON M4W 1A8

    Organizer: The Japan Foundation, Toronto

    This talk introduces the lives of female priests from the 14th and 15th century who belonged to a Pure Land Buddhist group known as jishū. A prominent and popular Buddhist movement, the jishū attracted a wide and diverse audience throughout the medieval period in Japan. It was a mixed gender group, with female members traveling, preaching, chanting and dancing alongside their male members. Women have long been active supporters and promoters of Buddhist rituals and functions, but female presence and importance in the operations of Buddhist schools has often been minimized. By looking at the jishū movement, we discover that outside the walls of institutional Buddhist monasteries, there was a fluid and engaging community in which women held important roles, including leadership of mixed gender congregations.

    Dr. Caitilin J. Griffiths teaches Japanese history and cultural courses at the University of Toronto. Her new publication, Tracing the Itinerant Path: Jishū Nuns of Medieval Japan, from the University of Hawai’i Press (2016), fills in the lacunae that exists in our understanding of women’s participation in Japanese religious history through the example of the jishū, a Pure Land Buddhist group. Her field research was made possible through the support of the Japan Foundation Fellowship.

    • 15 Aug 2017
    • 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    • Glen Abbey Golf Club

    Event details and Registration

    This year marks the 24th year we are hosting this great golfing event! We are pleased to invite you and your guests to play the majestic Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, frequently referred to as the unofficial home of the Canadian Open.

    Your registration fee includes lunch, reception, dinner, golf with cart, drinks and prizes from our Sponsors to win many prizes including a chance to:

    Tournament Day Schedule

     Registration and Lunch 11:00 am - 1:30 pm
     Shotgun Start  1:30 pm
     Reception 6:00 pm
     Dinner and Awards 7:00 pm


    On August 15th, the driving range will be open for your pre-game practice; a healthy lunch courtesy of Honda Canada will be provided; a superb reception and dinner will follow the match, both courtesy of Toyota Canada and Manulife Financial. Exceptional prizes and everyone receives a prize regardless of score!!

    Deadline for reservation July 15, 2017    Payment Deadline July 31, 2017



    Registration Form 

    Registration Form 2017.docx

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