Sumeru News — Buddhist Psychology

Chris Ng and the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada

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I've known Chris Ng for more than 30 years now. She's one of those leading figures in the history of Buddhism in Canada who prefers to work in the background to make things happen for others. As a co-founder of the Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada, she has been instrumental in funding courses and programs at the University of Toronto for more than a decade, as well as being a community organizer in many other capacities. I recently asked her if she would be kind enough to be interviewed about her work, for the benefit of posterity, and here is an...

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How Buddhist Chaplains are trained

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I recently discovered this short piece from National Public Radio in the States on how Buddhist Chaplains are trained: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/05/26/buddhist-chaplains It was particularly interesting because Sumeru is pleased to announce that next year we will be publishing a new textbook for Buddhist chaplains: Kalyāṇamitra: A Buddhist Model for Spiritual Care This book will be only the fourth work ever published in the field of Buddhist spiritual care and the first to provide a comprehensive theory to guide the work of Buddhist chaplains. That theory is the Three Prajñās Framework for Spiritual Care. Prajñā means wisdom (roughly) and the Three Prajñās...

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Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher on The Secular Buddhist podcast

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Here's an interview with Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher on The Secular Buddhist podcast, episode 293 (May 13, 2018). http://secularbuddhism.org/2018/05/13/episode-293-bonnie-sumana-ryan-fisher-mindful-moment-52-weeks-of-mindfulness/ Bonnie Sumana Ryan-Fisher joins us to speak about her new book Mindful Moment: 52 Weeks of Mindfulness, Exercises and Reflections. "When I first heard about secular mindfulness programs like MBSR, I had a judgmental reaction. This isn’t Sati, you can’t condense mindfulness into eight weeks, this is a watering down… all of the usual criticisms from a traditional Buddhist point of view, even though I’m secular. Fortunately, this internal monologue did not go unnoticed, nor did it escape the reality of it being...

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The Wealthy Buddhist

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THE WEALTHY BUDDHIST: Right Livelihood, Mindful Money, and Financial Sanity Rod Burylo, CIM, FCIS  We're pleased to announce that Sumeru will be publishing The Wealthy Buddhist in 2018. This important book addresses Right Livelihood with a Buddhist perspective on business and ethics, entrepreneurship, success, wealth and financial management. Rod is well known in the Canadian financial community as an Advisor of the Year Award winner, business author, and media contributor and source for almost 30 years, including CBC radio, and leading print newspapers. Rod has been speaking and teaching internationally for 15 years on a range of topics including alternative investment strategies and professional ethics. He is...

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Elucidating Tathagatagarbha

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Elucidating Tathagatagarbha is a book by Master Tam Shek-wing, presenting the Nyingma view of Fourfold Dependent Origination as the coalescence of the Madhyamaka and Yogacara perspectives. Part I of the book is an explanation of the essence and function of Tathagatagarbha. Part II is a condensed poetic commentary in praise of Nagarjuna's Fourfold Dependent Origination. Part III is a detailed unpacking of the stanzas, explaining the relationship between Tathagatagarbha and Fourfold Dependent Origination, with reference to texts by Nagarjuna, Asanga, and others, along with commentaries by subsequent teachers from the Chinese and Tibetan traditions. I have just finished substantive editing (a one-year process),...

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