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With more than 150— and counting—different Buddhist groups, you could say Buddhism is thriving in Vancouver. Imagine you’re an upwardly mobile Buddhist thought and practice. Vancouver who offers course through the Theravada Yaletown professional with a half- is one of those nodes. Buddhist Community of Vancouver, million dollar condo in a gentrified brick “I think it’s safe to say that Buddhism which attracts a mostly middle-aged warehouse and a 2011 Mini Cooper is healthy here,” says Larry DeVries, who demographic. He agrees that material parked in the secure underground lot. teaches in the South Asia and Religious success and Buddhism are not necessarily In other words, you’re generally satiated Studies department at Langara College. incompatible, but the difference is in in material comfort. Let’s face it—some “There are those who practice Buddhism the level of attachment, which naturally of us have so much stuff that we need to and welcome and seek material comfort, makes Buddhism an attractive spiritual rent storage lockers in which to keep it. So alternative to affluent westerners. how does Buddhism, a faith that aims to “I think Buddhists would suspect that if break the cycle of longing and attachment “Buddhism is well-suited somebody works hard, becoming wealthy to objects and emotions, thrive in a place like Vancouver, awash in pleasures of the to a society like ours. We and successful, that they have good karma,” Ruhe says. “The real question is senses and, like any metropolis, inundated have money and leisure attachment. Being poor does not make with billboards, advertisements, offers you spiritual. Buddha didn’t romanticize and promotions enticing us to acquire time that we can devote to poverty. You can still be poor but strive more? Local Buddhist thinkers and practitioners shed some light on how this reflection.” —Brian Ruhe and obsess over wealth.” Ruhe posits another theory about why ancient religion of the east impacts life in Buddhism has a particularly strong and the west. and others who practice a more austere growing following in the West. By most Shin Buddhism first took hold on the and ascetic form.” measures, Canada belongs to that club of West Coast at the turn of the 19th century, For some, Buddhism is an antidote to post-industrial countries, its cities burgeon- with the arrival of Japanese immigrants. consumerism. For others, it’s a corollary, ing with soy latte-sipping creative class of Zen Buddhism became popular in the DeVries says. What’s clear is that Buddhism techie nerds, artists and information age 1920s among western spiritual seekers. appeals to people searching for a sincere entrepreneurs who telecommute and work Then, the Chinese invasion of Tibet in 1950 and ethically framed life. unconventional hours. This is partially resulted in a diaspora of well-educated “Once you’ve accumulated a certain true—we still mine, log and make things in Tibetan Buddhist monks, many of whom amount of wealth, what are you going to factories, but we live in a country with the first fled to India and then dispersed to do, acquire more, or grow as a person?” relative luxury of leisure time. And Ruhe Europe and North American. Some ended DeVries asks. believes this gives us time for spiritual up on the West Coast, creating nodes of Brian Ruhe is a lay Buddhist teacher, contemplation. BuYINg INto BuDDhA TALISMAN, TOME OR TUNES? 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After a string of our mobile devices, tuning into reality causes soccer moms to put Free Tibet tawdry affairs soiled the golfer’s TV programs that glorify human vice and stickers on the bumpers of their minivans squeaky clean rep, Woods revealed celebrate deception and greed. That’s why helps. So too does the globetrotting that he was rediscovering his contemporary Buddhist thinker Ken Jones 14th Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of Buddhist roots as a way to learn says it’s difficult to imagine a more relevant Tibet, who routinely visits Vancouver restraint. context for Buddhism than the capitalist and packs auditoriums around the world industrial society with its “egotistical with his endearing humour and Buddhist Peter Doherty enterprise, competitive conflict and the wisdom. The quest: Getting high without struggle for status.” The Vancouver Shambhala Meditation drugs. The Babyshambles singer Jessica Main is program director at Centre belongs to a network of centres and two-time ex-fiancé of model University of British Columbia’s Institute founded in 1973 by Tibetan master Kate Moss reportedly traded of Asian Studies and an adherent of Shin Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche, who is Buddhism. She says the clash between largely credited with popularizing his taste for drugs for Buddhist crass consumerism and the dharma path Buddhism in the west. Tsering Shakya teachings. is an ongoing struggle in the west. teaches Tibetan studies at UBC’s Institute Steven Segal “Just look through Shambhala Sun,” of Asian Research and says the sheer The quest: Rebirth instead of Main says about the widely-read Buddhist number of Tibetan Buddhist centres in killing. It’s hard to imagine the magazine published in Halifax. “There’s Vancouver is testimony to its popularity a lot of consumption of Buddhist items, on the West Coast. He attributes some star of movies such as Hard to Kill, ads for meditation pillows, texts, courses, of this popularity to the fact that it often Kill Switch, and Driven to Kill is a whatever. It’s a matter of survival for some attracts middle and upper-middle class, Buddhist. Perhaps Segal is trying Buddhist groups, and I think practitioners well-educated adherents who are adept to earn some karmic redemption struggle with this paradox.” at communicating their faith and ideas. for all the blood he’s spilled on the She calls her own path toward Shakya says the differences between the silver screen. — J. Gyenes Buddhism ambivalent, neither a rejection way western and ethnic Tibetans practice of Christianity nor the values of western Buddhism are evident the moment you society, but rather a consequence of step inside a temple. When Shakya visits challenge to the west and the Yaletown encounters with inspiring people that the Tsengdok Monastery on Angus Drive urbanite who has it all; when surrounded occurred while she was doing graduate with fellow Tibetans it’s a profoundly by messages imploring us to acquire work in Japan. social occasion. more—a new car, the latest mobile device fascinating aspect of “We bring our families. There are babies capable of offering up a thousand apps Buddhism in Vancouver crying and kids running around. For us you’ll never use, a packaged holiday to is its diversity. Contrary it’s very social. When westerners go to an all-inclusive resort, and so on—quiet to popular perception, the their centres they want absolute quiet and contemplation and a search for depth and local Buddhist community contemplation,” Shakya says with a laugh. meaning beyond the dollar sign, may be includes more than just And that is perhaps Buddhism’s greatest our only refuge. 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He’ll be so confused and premium alcohol, high thread talking about Internet memes your own drink. If you’re intrigued by the time you’re count and yachts will not make but I’m sick of drinking Pabst feeling advanced you can finished your speech on why you happy. What will make Blue Ribbon and eating taqui- even offer to buy him a drink. you actually prefer flying coach you happy is finding a guy you tos in Gastown. I don’t mean Feign extreme disinterest if that you’ll never have to drink actually like. So get out your to sound overly enterprising he mentions anything about Polar Ice vodka ever again. shovel, dig in and find someone but how do I bag a guy with a summer home, country Keep in mind that gold who is generous of heart and more capital? club membership or seasons digging isn’t all it’s cracked generous of wallet. Canucks tickets (yawning and up to be. If you lack a real A. Let’s get one thing straight; being a gold digger isn’t a tes- tament to your entrepreneurial spirit. In the mining industry someone who searches for gold is called a prospector, in dating and financial compatibility. A spendthrift they’re called shallow, lazy and and a penny-pincher can find harmony with superficial. However, there is clear communication and expectations. This absolutely nothing wrong with also shows relationship strength, according wanting to wash down your to Margaret Johnson, president of Solutions filet mignon with expensive Credit Counselling Service. champagne. To meet a rich guy you have Before getting into “People have often gone into a new relationship with their hearts instead of their to tactfully position yourself in bed, check for sexually heads, and they’re not really asking ‘Are we their lair. Rich guys tend to hang out in groups, usually on boats. transmitted debts financially compatible?’” she explains. “I ask ‘Have you read your partner’s Credit The Vancouver International Bureau file?’ and they look at me like I have T Boat Show, which happens in two heads.” February, is like Christmas he symptoms affect both genders Partners should also be candid about debts come again for gold diggers. If and all ages. The treatment is usually such as family or student loans, or co-signing you can learn your port from complex and painful. Beware of for someone’s credit. “This could be $50,000 to starboard and are comfortable sexually transmitted debts (STDs). Getting $60,000 that’s coming into your life and family throwing around nautical into bed with your partner’s finances can be budget now,” Johnson adds. puns, you’ll definitely meet the risky, especially if debts are hidden or if you Other advice includes wills, separate sea captain of your cash-laden guarantee a loan—and are then saddled with accounts—his, hers and house—with three dreams here. Bejeweled fingers payments for a long-gone asset and ex. different banks, and pre-nuptial agreements, crossed, you, him and his bank In one Vancouver case, a man had no idea especially if one partner has significantly account will be sailing off into his wife had amassed $130,000 of debt and more wealth. Combining assets or loans the sunset (on a 100-foot yacht) obtained credit in his name. Such a case should be done with “extreme caution” and by May long weekend. could result in one spouse charging the other red flags should fly if your signature is needed But if wearing horizontal with fraud. because a bank won’t lend to your partner as stripes is about as nautical Accordingly, prevention of STDs is better an individual. as you’re willing to get, an than cure. Both parties need to put their “It’s very important to do a lot of soul easy shortcut is to hang (credit) cards on the table and be candid about searching before you co-sign a loan,” Johnson out in Yaletown. Although finances and goals. adds. “If you do, you should get copies of the bankers, real estate moguls “I’m always amazed at how little people talk statement sent to you each month so you can and professional athletes flock about money—it’s quite shocking,” says Heidi see the debt is being paid off.” here, they’re also expecting Pullem, a certified financial planner with ZLC Pullem provides the final word: “Prevention to sift through transparent Financial Group. “People might be madly in is key—couples need to be very clear with gold diggers like yourself. To love and think it’s going to jeopardize things, each other. If you have a big financial conflict differentiate from the hood rats but I get couples in front of me who have no between you, it’s better to find out before you you need to employ a couple idea what the other person is thinking.” give up a career and have three small children. easy tactics. Although he’ll be Key issues include debts and savings, It can be quite ugly to do a forensic audit later trying to get your attention by RSPs and their beneficiaries, risk tolerance of whose debt it is.” — Sarah Roberts beckoning you over to drink 26 | HUSH MAGAZINE WWW.HUSHMAGAZINE.CA BC AUTO FINANCE NO CREDIT? NEED A CAR? NO PROBLEM! We will help you to get the best price on your pre-owned vehicle. Call today for your free pre-approval. T 604.618.3134 or 778.839.1413 F 1.866.208.1517 www.bccarfinance.com | email@example.com BC AUTO FINANCE Date: January 2011 Colours: CMYK Insertion: January 2011 Art Director: Michael Sinanan Size: 1/2 Page Approved By: 40% DISCOUNT ON ALL SERVICES FOR FIRST VISITS Laser Hair Rejuvenation Botox • Fillers • Acne Peel • Laser Hair Removal 1881 Marine Drive, North Vancouver 604.984.9641 CASH VS. PLASTIC Do Bills And Coins Still Matter? Is plastic really that fantastic? As industry observers speculate about a cashless society—where you’ll scan your phone to pay a bus fare or even be charged to use notes and coins—Sarah Roberts hit Robson Street to ask: Will we ever see the death of cash? Jane, 35, massage- Vaughn, 18 Jade-Elise, 25 Donna, 37 Pablo, 34 Corinne, 28 therapy student restaurant worker arts student healthcare worker server server So many people need I think people are Absolutely not. I If everything is A cashless society No. I’m a big cash fan to feel the security of using cash less and personally like to pay swiped on a card, could happen in the and I rarely use my cash and are terrified less, but for the near for things with cash it’s like a Big Brother future. Either we will debit card—I don’t of computers running future it will stay and if I use too many thing—everything can go cashless or we will trust the cards and their lives. People like because it’s still so debit transactions I be tracked and I don’t go back to a bartering you get charged fees. the anonymity of cash widely used, and I’ve get extra fees. And it’s think everybody is system. The current And if the system and don’t want their never seen a card only handy for travelling into that aspect of it. monetary system isn’t breaks down or you movements to be place. But pennies are and for bus fares etc. And the underground working so maybe we lose the card, what tracked. useless. economy is huge and could exchange goods happens then? it relies on cash. for goods. QUIRKY CANADIAN CURRENCY FROM 16TH-CENTURY SHIELDS TO THE LATEST LOONIES, OUR MONEY HAS BEEN ON AN INTRIGUING JOURNEY. SARAH ROBERTS EXAMINES SOME OF THE COLOURFUL AND QUIRKY CHARACTERISTICS OF CANADIAN CURRENCY BEAVER BARTERING Early forms of 12-sided 5c pieces in 1943. V for victory currency include furs, shells, beads and and a burning torch replace the beaver, shields. A $3 square beaver coin is issued while the coin rim contains a Morse in 2006 to commemorate tokens of the code message: “We win when we work fur trade. willingly.” DEVIL IN THE DETAIL The 1954 notes ODD NUMBERS Official Dominion of are dubbed the “devil’s head” series Canada notes, issued after 1867, include a because the Queen’s hair is thought to $4 bill. Some banks also dodge monetary resemble a grinning demon. The face rules by producing $6 and $7 notes. The plates are subsequently modified. Bank of Canada’s 1935 inaugural series FLYING FAR To qualify for the 1986 includes $25 and $500 bills. bird series, featured avians have to be RETIRING TYPE The $1 note officially found across Canada and need to blend retires in 1989 in place of the 11-sided with the bank notes’ colours. loonie. In 2000, Canada bids farewell to JACKS AND JOKERS Following a the $1,000 note to fight money launder- shortage of French coins in the 17th and ing. 18th centuries, marked playing cards are TODAY’S TRADE More than one billion used for payment. Canadian circulation coins are minted IDENTIFY THE ARTIST In 1937, G.E. each year, while the average lifespan of a Kruger-Gray designs both the penny’s $5 and $10 note is just one to two years. maple leaf and the 5c beaver, while WORLD FIRSTS The toonie’s bi-me- Emanuel Hahn creates the 10c Bluenose tallic locking mechanism is patented in schooner and the quarter’s caribou. 1996. Another unique product, the 2004 MORSE MESSAGE Due to a wartime poppy quarter, becomes the world’s first nickel shortage, tombac is used to create coloured circulation coin. 28 | HUSH MAGAZINE WWW.HUSHMAGAZINE.CA Y Y ou’ve heard the saying “It’s all about ou’ve heard the saying “It’s all TO THE E TO THE N… BB TO THE E TO THE N… the Benjamins” (thank you then- about the Benjamins” (thank you The original businessman is is The original businessman then-Puff whose whose rap lyrics Puff Daddy, Daddy, rap lyrics about now part today’s pop- now part ofof today’s pop- conspicuous consumption coined the about conspicuous consumption coined culture. “It’s All About the culture. “It’s All About the phrase). It’s all about reverence for the US the phrase). It’s all about reverence for Benjamins”—or all about the Benjamins”—or all about the bill that bill that features Franklin’s $100 US $100 features BenjaminBenjamin importance of money and the importance of money Franklin’s doesn’t He doesn’t much look portrait. Heportrait. much look like he’d fit and rich—was the fourth being being rich—was the like he’d fit Diddy the P. Diddy set, but in with the P. in withset, but it seems the it single released from Puff from fourth single released seems a player in his day. guy wasthe guy was a player in his day. Daddy’s debut album No Puff Daddy’s debut album America’s favourite founding father was America’s favourite founding father Way Way(1997). And the song No Out Out (1997). And the was bit a bit of man. man. The inventor also a alsoof ladies’ladies’The inventor (of sparked the infamous phrase. song sparked the infamous (of the lightening rod, for was was a the lightening rod, for one) one) a self- self- phrase. Saturday later Saturday Night Live Night Live made man and true capitalist. He worked made man and true capitalist. He worked parodied it in a digitalashort rap later parodied it in digital hard, and even wrote the proverb “Early hard, and even wrote the proverb “Early video (“Lazy Sunday”) with the short rap video (“Lazy Sunday”) to bed, early to rise, makes man healthy, to bed, early to rise, makes a a man healthy, lyric, “It’s all about the Hamiltons,” with the lyric, “It’s all about the wealthy and wise.” But he didn’t really wealthy and wise.” But he didn’t really referring to the US $10 bill. the US Hamiltons,” referring to subscribe to himself…. subscribe to it it himself…. In bill. $10Canada, of course, we don’t In The History Channel’s 2009 biography In The History Channel’s 2009 have Benjamins. Here’s it’s all about In Canada, of course, we don’t have biography he’s having a as having a he’s described asdescribed“lively libido.” the Bordens … as in Sir Robert Borden, the Benjamins. Here’s it’s all about the “lively libido.” He was a bit Paris (while He was a bit of a salon star inof a salon star eighth Prime Minister who fronts our $100 Bordens … as in Sir Robert Borden, the presidents, cream, c-notes, chi-ching, cake, working as a diplomat), where he learned in Paris (while working as a diplomat), eighth quite Minister as Puff Daddy’s bill. Not Primethe same who fronts our bankroll, big faces, bricks, butter…Or how moolah, loot, flow, fetti, ends, ducats, where he learned with mistresses—the French by lounging French by lounging $100 bill. Not the rap thesaurus Puff contribution to quite the same as for dough, dead presidents, spelling it out: about the rap trope of justcream, c-notes, 18th century’s “preeminent heartthrob.” with mistresses—the 18th century’s Daddy’s contribution to terms thesaurus money. Some other choicethe rapfor the chi-ching, cake, N to the to faces, M to the O to the bankroll,Ebig the Y. bricks, “preeminent heartthrob.” And … remains And he remains a charmer today heas for money. Some papes, scratch, scrilla, green stuff: paper, other choice terms for — B. Sligl butter … Or how about the rap trope of bust, an action figure and on that aa charmer today … as a bust, an action stacks, flow, chips, cheddar, moolah, loot, the green stuff: paper, papes, scratch, just spelling it out: M to the O to the N figure and on bill. illustrious $100 that illustrious $100 bill. ow, fetti, ends, ducats, dough, dead flscrilla, stacks, flow, chips, cheddar, to the E to the Y. — B. 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Hush magazine’s Holly Hougham tucked herself in the back of a car—blindfolded— and visited one of Vancouver’s myriad marijuana grow-ops to find out if the rewards of growing and selling bud outweighs the risk. Word on the street points to 50% of rental units in Metro Vancouver having some form of marijuana grow-op—enough to sate the high desires of locals, with plenty more drifting across the border. At the locale Holly visited, our anonymous grower noted that his 130 plants could yield 20 pounds of bud. What’s it worth? “Forty grand, maybe,” he says. “Before paying everyone else off,” he adds. “Nobody does this themselves. There’s a team.” The risks, though, are not necessarily distributed evenly. And there’s a cost to taking care of business—on many levels. The people who are usually caught aren’t the ones receiving the profits, says David Albert, criminal lawyer. Jail sentences for first-time offenders with no previous criminal convictions range from a year to two. 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Rough Trade; britishseapower.co.uk little-dragon.se (Little Dragon, 2007, Peacefrog) 2. lia lices Grown > Unknown Piano Ra Ra Riot | The Orchard This band started at the same time, with the pop vocal from this Tori Amos- similar sound and university roots (Syracuse instead of Columbia) as and Cat Power-influenced singer- fellow New Yorkers, Vampire Weekend, but they remain less known. songwriter from Brooklyn, NYC. Let’s change that. The band follows up its brilliant 2008 debut, The liaices.com (Grown Unknown, 2011, Jagjaguwar) Rhumb Line, with The Orchard, a continuation of baroque dreamy pop 3. cut copy Where I’m Going > The sound. 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Shaggy hair under a Dc cap, Graeme looks like a quintessential surfer dude. and a fun guy to travel with…. His best friend TJ and partner in their company, beach Travellers, is clad in a plaid shirt (over, yep, a Dc t-shirt) and has the same nonchalant vibe. The 20-something guys grew up together here in the lower mainland, in White Rock, but they cemented their friendship—and business partnership in a unique tour company—in Thailand. aT 19, GRaeme was on MSN chat with TJ, local fare (and brew), adrenaline-inducing so many people out there willing to help, who’d been backpacking overseas for six activities (like hang gliding over Rio), and willing to give you advice over coffee,” says months. Two days later he bought a plane unforgettable experiences (like bathing a TJ. Just ask. Accept yourself as a sponge, ticket and met him in Thailand. 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