Applied Buddhism Conference update

Buddhism Buddhism in Canada Chaplaincy Conferences Education Events Toronto

& Professional Development Workshop

October 14-16, 2016
Inaugural Conference of the Applied Buddhist Studies Initiative
Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

KEYNOTE ADDRESS (Evening, Friday Oct. 14)

Applied Buddhism: Past & Present
by Dr. John Makransky,
Associate Professor, Boston College
Co-Founder & Guiding Teacher, Courage of Care Coalition

PANEL PRESENTATIONS: 18 Speakers (Fri. & Sat. Oct. 14 & 15)

Future Directions for the Integration of Buddhist Psychology & Psychotherapy
Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy in Canada
Buddhist Education: From Past to Present, East to West
End-of-life Care
Two Chinese Panels (Open to Public – Free Admission)
simultaneous translation available to Conference Registrants
Globalization of the Buddhist Sangha (僧伽邁向全球化)
Humanistic Buddhism from the Perspectives of Temple Leadership (人間佛教)

This Conference will focus on the exploration of two current streams of Applied Buddhism, one in Buddhist countries that have responded to changes, challenges, and needs that have arisen in their homelands and abroad, and the other in traditionally non-Buddhist countries that have explored contemporary Buddhist applications to address current issues or to meet various social needs. Both streams are applying Buddhist principles in fresh ways to address issues of war and peace, ecology, justice, inter-religious dialogues, and to empower work in education, healthcare, social work, psychology and psychotherapy, hospice, chaplaincy, prison work, etc.

WORKSHOP (Sun. Oct. 16) CPD Accreditation: by U of T Faculty of Medicine & CONO

Empowering Those Who Care For Others: Sustainable Compassion Training Workshop

Sustainable Compassion Training (SCT) is a contemplative method designed to empower people who work in all areas of care and service. SCT is designed to help people realize a power of unconditional care from within that is deeply healing and sustaining, that makes them more fully present to self and others, and that empowers a strong, active compassion for persons that is not subject to empathy fatigue and burnout.
Conducted by Prof. John Makransky

Friday & Saturday: $150 / Limited Bursaries Available / Discounted Rate for Students

Sunday: $175 or $150 (Register by Sept. 30)

Further Information:
Inquiry: 416-910-4858 /

Conference Registration & Payment:

PD Workshop Registration & Payment:

to obtain free admission tickets to Chinese Panels

Conference and workshop will be held at Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Cres.
Public Panels will be held at Rm 003, Northrop Frye Hall, 73 Queen’s Park Cres. E.

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