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One Belt One Road Vietnamese edition

Books China Politics

Vietnamese edition of our Greenbank imprint 2019 title, One Belt One Road: China's Long March to 2049 coming soon. Just received a shot of the cover. 

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Earth Holder Community

Buddhism of the Future Buddhist community Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Oppression Social Action

Moving from good intentions and well-conceived mission statements to an effective organization is not easy. I recently had the opportunity to learn more about one of America’s most successful engaged Buddhist organizations, the Earth Holder Community (EHC), in several conversations to find out how they have thrived in that challenge. I spoke with John Bell, one of the founders. He has over 40 years of experience in the youth field as a teacher, counselor, community organizer, program developer, leadership trainer, director, and parent. He is also an ordained Dharma teacher in the tradition of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh. Our conversation...

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Buddhist Literary Festival Canada 2021

Books Buddhism in Canada Events

Buddhist Literary Festival Canada 2021  Friday-Sunday, December 10–12, 2021 2–5 p.m. EST Daily Online and free Register here: https://uoft.me/cricevents

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Teaching the Buddhism of the Future, Not the Past

Buddhism of the Future Education Engaged Buddhism

In February 2020, just before the pandemic hit, I presented at the Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies conference at the University of Toronto, New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies. You can find a video of my talk here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fhCg0IfUC7o I had also prepared a slide deck for my talk, which I ended up not using. Looking at it again recently in the light of current events, it seems still relevant and worth sharing. Here is a link to it: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2503/2728/files/Future_Buddhism_optimized.pdf?v=1636155658 Please share...  

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Lion's Roar 2021 Charity Auction

Charity Magazines

Once again, Sumeru is proud to support the great Dharma work of Lion's Roar with several books in their charity auction. Lots of wonderful items on offer there... https://www.biddingforgood.com/auction/auctionhome.action?auctionId=341697673

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