Sumeru News — Education

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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Books for National Library of Canada

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Every Sumeru book is available at The National Library of Canada. Here's the latest batch, dropped off there today.

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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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Rod Burylo in the news

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Rod Burylo, author of The Wealthy Buddhist (Sumeru 2018), is speaking to financial advisors at the IFB 2019 Toronto Spring Summit on the topic of professional ethics. From the schedule:  Character and Professional Relationships Rod Burylo, Business Development Manager, Croft Financial Group RIBO Ethics FP Canada CE Approved: Professional Responsibility This course introduces Financial Advisors to the most important concepts and issues related to character, professional relationships and ethics in the financial services industry. IN OTHER NEWS Rod has also been short-listed as a finalist for the  The IFSE Institute Award for Financial Literacy Champion 2019 IFSE is the educational arm...

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