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Understanding Editorial Standards

Books Publishing Sumeru Books

Here's a great resource produced by the Editors' Association of Canada, called Professional Editorial Standards. If you've wondered about the fundamentals of editing, or the differences between structural, stylistic and copyediting, or what's involved in proofreading, this is your go-to overview:

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Books for National Library of Canada

Books Buddhism in Canada Education Ottawa Sumeru Books

Every Sumeru book is available at The National Library of Canada. Here's the latest batch, dropped off there today.

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ROAR: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism -- reviewed

Books Engaged Buddhism Social Action Thailand

Roar: Sulak Sivaraksa and the Path of Socially Engaged Buddhism By Matteo Pistono Foreword by John Ralston Saul Paperback | $15.95  Published by North Atlantic Books Mar 05, 2019 | 288 Pages | 6 x 8-1/2| ISBN 9781623173326 In this time overshadowed by the impending doom threatening our planetary biosphere, some spiritual leaders are turning their attention to a path forward with a new paradigm of sustainable development. In the past, social justice initiatives by the spiritually-motivated have focused on the plight of the poor and oppressed, but the scope now is suddenly much broader. In researching my latest...

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Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence reviewed

Books Dalai Lama Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Ethics

Ecology, Ethics, and Interdependence The Dalai Lama in Conversation with Leading Thinkers on Climate Change Edited by John Dunne and Daniel Goleman Wisdom Publications (October 2018), 344 pages, ISBN: 9781614294948 When I first heard about this book, I was excited to have the opportunity to read and review it. The topic of engaged Buddhism and sustainable development in the face of climate change is of great importance to all of us, and I wanted to know more about what insights, advice and examples might be discovered from His Holiness and the other Buddhist teachers assembled in Dharmsala for the 23rd...

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Night of the Buddha's Enlightenment - Free PDF

Books Buddhism History Sumeru Books Theravada

Bhikkhu Mihita has graciously offered his small book as a free download for those interested in what actually happened on the night that Shakyamuni Buddha sat under the Bodhi tree some 2500 years ago. It is a revised version of Rebirth as Empirical Basis for The Four Noble Truths,  which Sumeru published in 2009. Here is the link to the free download.

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