Sumeru News

Applying Mindfulness in Dealing with Difficult Thoughts and Emotions

Buddhist Psychology Toronto Workshop

The Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism is happy to announce our upcoming program : Buddhist Mindfulness Psycho-education (on-line) Program: Applying Mindfulness in Dealing with Difficult Thoughts and Emotions for young adults & college students under 30    4 Saturdays: Feb 19 – Mar 12, 2022, 2:00 pm – 4:30 pm   This program will begin with exploring what participants consider as stress, as well as what the Buddha and western sciences say about stress. We will then delve into some Buddhist approaches for dealing with difficult thoughts and emotions. A key Buddhist practice is mindfulness. The program will introduce some...

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Linda Hochstetler on the Social Work Me podcast

Death or On Episode 27, Social Worker/Psychotherapist and Author Linda Hochstetler joined the show to talk about her new book 21 Days to Die: The Canadian Guide to End-of-Life as well as a wide range of topics surrounding death and dying. On this episode we cover: • Linda’s path in Social Work • Personal Experiences with death  • Death cafes (CBC Article) • Eastern vs. Western views/culture around death  • Role of social workers at end-of-life • Importance of planning around death • Mysticism surrounding death • Alternative and complementary therapies • Role and benefits of volunteering in Hospice •...

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Year End Reflections 2021

Publishing Sumeru Books

This year's titles have been exciting to work on, especially This Fragile Planet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Environment.  I've been able to support Buddhist charities with almost $5000 as part of the larger pool of royalties that Sumeru books have generated for their authors. All Sumeru books sold on this site have lower prices for 2022. Why, you ask? There are essentially two reasons: These are great books by dedicated authors with something important to add to public discourse, and I'd like to see them in the hands of more readers. I'd rather readers purchase the books directly from...

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Jewels book review

Buddhist Studies History Iconography

Jewels, Jewelry, and Other Shiny Things in the Buddhist Imaginary Edited by Vanessa R. Sasson University of Hawai’I Press 2021Hardback: $72.00 / ISBN-13: 9780824887858Paperback: $32.00 / ISBN-13: 9780824889555 12 Chapters, bibliography, contributors, index, colour plates, 380 pages Chapters include: The Emerald Buddha as a Map Jewels of Recognition and Paternity in Buddhist, Jain, and Hindu Traditions Taking Refuge in Jewels Jeweled Renunciation: Reading the Buddha’s Hagiography Are We All Merchants? Buddhists, Merchants, and Mercantilism in Early India “I Don’t Want a Wife without Ear Cuffs”: Jewels, Gender, and the Market among the Newars of Nepal Ornaments of This World: Materiality and Poetics...

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Teaching the Environmental Activists of Tomorrow about Project Management Today

Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues

I recently wrote an article for Green Teacher magazine about how to incorporate project management into environmental education. If you are interested in this other aspect of my work, happy reading:

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