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Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism

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There's a new Buddhist centre in town, and it is unique in its approach. The Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism, just launched in 2019, focuses on psychotherapy from a Buddhist perspective. In addition to counselling and workshops for patients, it is also dedicated to training professionals in the counselling field. Find out more here:  http://appliedbuddhism.ca/ As described on their website,  AN EDUCATIONAL HUB FOR MINDFULNESS AND COUNSELLING Established in 2019, the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism aims to provide educational programming that focuses on the application of the Buddhist teachings in contemporary societies through collaboration with educational institutions and Buddhist communities...

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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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