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Buddhism in Canada Korea Sumeru Books Zen

BEGINNING MIDDLE ZEN: Tales from Canada to Korea and Back Again

Glen Shakwon Choi

Here's a sneak peek at another Sumeru book out soon for the 2018 catalogue...

Think Kim's Convenience, hockey, culture shock in Korea, Zen with the sunims, and a healthy dose of real life.

The cover, in progress:


Glen Shakwon Choi is a lifelong Buddhist who holds a Ph.D. in religious studies from the University of Ottawa. His writing has appeared in newspapers and publications in South Korea, the United States, and Canada. He also briefly hosted a television series on Buddhism.

Glen's passion is to illustrate Buddhist teachings through storytelling.  He lives in Toronto, where he teaches humanities as a college professor. For more information, visit

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