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Teaching the Buddhism of the Future, Not the Past

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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.

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Kalyanamitra: A Model for Buddhist Spiritual Care

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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.  

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BUDDHIST CHAPLAINCY / SUMERU

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Columbia University recently hosted a conference on Buddhist chaplaincy. Here is an article about it from Buddhistdoor:  https://www.buddhistdoor.net/news/columbia-university-hosts-buddhist-chaplaincy-conference-in-new-york One presenter was Nathan Jishin Michon, who attended from Japan where he is a Fulbright fellow at Tohoku University and doctoral candidate at the Graduate Theological Union’s Institute for Buddhist studies. Jishin is co-editor of A THOUSAND HANDS:  A Guidebook to Caring for Your Buddhist Community (one of the few books on Buddhist chaplaincy, and published by Sumeru) ... https://sumeru-books.com/collections/engaged-buddhism/products/a-thousand-hands-a-guidebook-to-caring-for-your-buddhist-community Another presenter was Rev. Monica Sanford, assistant director for spirituality and religious life at Rochester Institute of Technology. Rev. Sanford is the author of Kalyāṇamitra:...

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Supporting Buddhist Charities in Canada

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There are 252 Canadian Buddhist charities listed on the CanadaHelps portal. Just follow this link: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/explore/charities/?q=buddhist The CanadaHelps mission statement: CanadaHelps makes giving simple. We’re a non-profit social enterprise and registered charity, with a mission to engage Canadians in the charitable sector by providing accessible and affordable online technology to both donors and charities. We want to promote – and ultimately increase – charitable giving in Canada. Through CanadaHelps.org, anyone can donate online to any of Canada’s 86,000+ registered charities. We have proudly facilitated over $650 million in charitable donations through our website since launching in 2000. For donors, CanadaHelps.org is...

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Ottawa Friends of Tibet Dinner 2017

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The annual Ottawa Friends of Tibet dinner is coming up soon on Friday, November 10 at the Ottawa Hellenic Centre at 6 p.m. The cost is $75 for advance orders (see attached flyer). Here’s a link to info: http://www.oft.ca/EN/Events.html If you are interested, please reserve your ticket directly from OFT by phone (613-816-9552) or email (OFT.dinner@gmail.com)

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