Sumeru News — Buddhist Psychology

Two mindfulness workshops in Toronto

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Visiting Buddhist teacher Ms Supawan Green will be in Toronto on July 22 and 23, 2019 and will be delivering two free workshops, sponsored by the U of T Buddhist Contemplative Care Society and the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism. Bringing Your Mental Self Home: a mindfulness approach for women facing trauma, loss and life changes Monday, July 22, 7-8:30 pm Room 25, Woodsworth College Residence, University of Toronto 321 Bloor Street West (east of St. George Street) For further information / to RSVP Email ut.bccs@gmail.com or Call Jane at 647-308-5880 A Mindfulness Approach for Anxiety and Depression in University...

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Mindful Eating

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Here's an article on Mindful Eating from Lion's Roar, by Sharon Suh. Sumeru Books will be publishing her new book, OCCUPY THIS BODY: A Buddhist Memoir, later this year. https://www.lionsroar.com/eat-eat/?mc_cid=0a062b0ea4&mc_eid=9375cbaefd

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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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