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How I am spending my self-isolation

THE ZEN PRIESTESS AND THE SNAKE: A Woman’s Path of Transformation and Healing through Rediscovery of the Great Mother Tradition by Roshi Ilia Shinko Perez Paginated bookblock been through 2nd edit and the proofs are now back with Roshi Shinko for another run-through.   BLOOM: Buddhist Reflections on Serenity and Love by Ajahn Sona Paginated bookblock has been through 1st edit and the proofs are now back with Ajahn Sona for another run-through.  A PATH THROUGH RED MAPLES: The Arrival of Tendai Buddhism in Canada by Innen Ray Parchelo Working my way through the 1st edit of paginated bookblock.   PYRRHO'S WAY: The Ancient...

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The Zen Priestess and the Snake

Environmental Issues Healing Women Zen

Just finished the 2nd edit of Shinko Roshi's upcoming book, The Zen Priestess and the Snake: A Woman’s Path of Transformation and Healing through Rediscovery of the Great Mother Tradition and about to start the design process. Planning for an Autumn 2020 launch for her book.

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New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference wrap-up

Buddhism of the Future Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Conferences Meditation Toronto

Videos of the presentations from the New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference hosted by the Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto will be available in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, I was asked by the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies to write up a brief report on the panel, "Complicating Meditation in the Classroom," in which I was one of the presenters. Here it is: https://cjbuddhist.wordpress.com/2020/03/12/blog-new-paths-in-teaching-buddhist-studies-conference-report/

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Montreal Buddhist Temples vandalized

Buddhism in Canada Montreal

Several acts of vandalism at Buddhist temples in Montreal recently. This sort of thing has happened in Ottawa too. https://montreal.ctvnews.ca/police-investigate-repeat-vandalism-at-buddhist-temples-in-montreal-as-hate-crimes-1.4838771

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Canadian Buddhist prison chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Prison

Here's an interesting article from TVO asking if non-Christian prisoners are getting the spiritual help they need, with a lead-in from Taigen Henderson, of the Toronto Zen Centre. https://www.tvo.org/article/do-non-christian-prisoners-get-enough-spiritual-support

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