My latest column for Buddhist Door Global.
Here's a video of my talk at the New Paths in Teaching Buddhist Studies conference at the R.N. Ho Centre for Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto. The event was held in February 2020, just before the pandemic was announced. Ironically, my talk begins with a bit about how bad we are about predicting the future! The Centre's YouTube channel also has videos from 11 other speakers from the event.
Happily beginning editing and design on Rev. Monica Sanford's new book, KALYANAMITRA: A Model for Buddhist Spiritual Care, which will be the 2nd book in our Chaplaincy Training series, along with A THOUSAND HANDS: A Guide to Caring For Your Buddhist Community. Aiming for publication in Autumn 2020.
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/
In 2020, Buddhistdoor.net 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.