Nick Hunt, whose collection of short stories we published earlier this year (https://sumeru-books.com/products/loss-soup-and-other-stories) was recently interviewed in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine about how fiction, his stories, and the larger work of the Dark Mountain collective, are a way to grapple with the hyperobject that is ecosystem collapse and extinction. You can read the article here: https://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article6073-a-darkening-terrain.html
I'm delighted to announce that Sumeru will be publishing Jeff Wilson's upcoming book: Living Nembutsu Applying Shinran’s Radically Engaged Buddhism in Life and Society Publication planned for Spring 2023.
On the canadianbuddhism.info directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations, you will be starting to see an additional field being added: ENVIRONMENTAL PROFILE. For starters, I'm just going to add how many acres each rural centre's property comprises. This will be one small step forward in doing environmental audits on them. My ultimate goal is to share best practices from these organizations. Here is one example of what that might look like: https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/ajahn-sona-off-the-grid/
Buddhistdoor Global recently hosted a two-day online conference on environmental issues, Buddhist Voices in the Climate Crisis. As one of the sponsors, my presentation was about the free Buddhist Center Environmental Action Plan Toolkit that Sumeru published several years ago. You can view my presentation here: https://youtu.be/e6lMH5UjLMc?t=4386 And of course, you are welcome to watch the entire conference proceedings as well, posted in the same place!
July 29-30. Free, on Zoom. Here's the final poster with the full line-up. Use the QR code or https://tinyurl.com/Buddhistvoices to register.