Night Photography at Nathan Phillips Square

Although it was a chilly evening, we had fun capturing the activities at the Nathan Phillips Square. The atmosphere was great with cheery people enjoying the Holly Jolly Midway rides. Here are a few pix from last night's Meetup session.

Candlelight Vigil for Nepal

The candlelight vigil and prayer for the victims of Nepal was held last night in Parkdale, Toronto. Several hundred people gathered to mourn those killed in the devastating earthquake. 

Monks led a special prayer and leaders from Toronto's Tibetan and Nepalese were among the speakers.

Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival in the Junction 2015

f11project is proud to present 'Buddhism in Nepal' at Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction

Opening Reception: May 2nd, 2015. 6-9 pm

May 1st - May 31st, 2015
Kingsway Chiropractic Centre in the Junction
3021 Dundas Street West, Toronto M6P 1Z4 (map)

Visit Scotiabank CONTACT Photography Festival page here.

Religion in Nepal is an intricate mix of faiths, traditions, festivals and doctrines. Nepal is the world’s only Hindu nation with 87% of Nepalese officially declared Hindus. Buddhism is the second largest religion in this mountain kingdom and Buddhist influences permeate all layers of the society. Due to the close proximity to Tibet, Tibetan Buddhism is the most dominant and widely practiced form of buddhism in this tiny kingdom.

The intermingling of Hindu and Buddhist beliefs and practices is commonplace with Hindus worshipping at Buddhist temples and Buddhists worshipping at Hindu temples. This rich dual faith tradition binds both groups together and ensure social coherence. 

The images in this exhibit connect the viewers to the daily religious objects and acts of worship that were captured from a recent 2013 trip to Nepal. (A few of the images from the gallery above will be on view in the exhibit.) 

. Louis Au