Very recently, a Buddhist Care working group consisting of medical doctors, social workers, Buddhist monastics, palliative care volunteers, educators and community leaders and advocates has been formed in Toronto to support the creation of a referral list/network of Buddhist Care volunteers to help others-in-need within the formal health system in hospitals, hospices and nursing homes,... Read more »
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Here are some examples of modern Canadian Buddhist funerary art, from the Chinese sections of the cemetery near where I work. I would be very interested in posting photos of other such monuments in cities across the country… The first two pictures are of a section marker for the Canadian Chinese Buddhist Ming Yuet Temple.... Read more »
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Via the Metta Institute… When is it time to say to a doctor, “Let my loved one go?” That is the subject of an upcoming Metta Institute teleconference with our friend Katy Butler, Buddhist practitioner, teacher and author of a brilliant new book, “Knocking on Heaven’s Door:The Path to a Better Way of Death” Like millions of... Read more »
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‘The experience of grief challenges our deepest sense of who we are. It is in connecting mindfully, even to painful experiences like grief, that the potential for transforming and enriching our lives exists”. Join us at ITM (Institute of Traditional Medicine) on Friday August 9, 7pm, for an enlightening discussion with Sameet Kumar, PhD, author... Read more »
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A Better Way to Die: Bringing together medicine and spirituality for end-of-life care is an article in the current Atlantic Monthly magazine, from the perspective of Buddhist chaplain Seigan Glassing. http://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2013/06/a-better-way-to-die/276724/
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