Sumeru News — Buddhism around the World

Dr. B. R. Ambedkar

Ambedkar Buddhism around the World Engaged Buddhism Social Action

The Ambedkar Mission in Toronto was founded by Darshan Chaudhary in 1979 to celebrate the life and continue the work of  a great modern Indian Buddhist bodhisattva, Dr. B.R. Ambedkar. The mission is still going strong. In 1991, the Mission published a small book for free distribution, commemorating the 100th anniversary of Ambedkar’s birth, entitled One Hundred Years for Freedom with the help of Sumeru Press founder, Karma Yönten Gyatso. Here is a digital version of that book.  

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New Buddhistdoor column

Buddhism around the World Buddhism of the Future Engaged Buddhism Practice!

In 2020, will be running a series of 12 columns on Green Buddhism, based on adaptations of topics from my recent book, Bodhisattva 4.0: A Primer for Engaged Buddhists. Here's the first one -- click on the green link: HAPPINESS. Here's to a healthy planet for 2020 and beyond. I'll be writing one per month throughout the year, and will post links here too.

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Pyrrho's Way sample chapter

Buddhism around the World Buddhist Studies History Psychology Sumeru Books

Pyrrho's Way: The Ancient Greek Version of Buddhism, by Doug Bates, the founder and moderator at, is almost ready for publication. Editing, design and pagination are complete. Here's chapter 1... Pyrrho’s Journey to the East "…[Pyrrho] even went as far as the Gymnosophists, in India, and the Magi. Owing to which circumstance, he seems to have taken a noble line in philosophy…." Diogenes Laertius, Life of Pyrrho "…whatever Greeks acquire from foreigners is finally turned by them into something nobler…." Plato (or more likely his student, Philip of Opus), Epinomis Even in antiquity Westerners looked to India for wisdom....

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Woodenfish 2019 info and application

Buddhism around the World China Mahayana Retreats

Woodenfish 2019  Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program​​ Now Accepting Applications! What's it like? Watch scenes from previous years! What do participants have to say? Read testimonials! Program Duration Dates: July 1st to July 28th, 2019 Applications for the 2019 Summer Humanistic Buddhist Monastic Life Program will open February 1st, with a final deadline of April 30th.​ We will consider applications on a rolling basis. Please submit your application as soon as possible to increase your chance of acceptance. If you have particular questions, please fully read the detailed information below and refer to our Frequently Asked Questions.  Program Locale In order to provide our students with a truly unique...

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Carving the Divine

Art Buddhism around the World Japan

Carving the Divine is a documentary film about the art and craft of making Buddha statues, in the Japanese Shingon tradition. It looks wonderful!  

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