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Buddhist Conferences happening in Toronto 2017

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For two brief moments next summer, Toronto will be the centre of the Buddhist world, hosting two global Buddhist conferences… August 20-25, 2017 18th Congress International Association of Buddhist Studies No congress poster available yet. _______________________ June 17-18, 2017 10th Global Conference on Buddhism Buddhism, Neuroscience & Mental Health

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Transformative Global Health initiative

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Valerie Mason-John (Triratna, Vancouver) will be presenting a mindfulness workshop as part of the CAMH Transformative Global Health initiative. Here’s a bit more about the Best of Both Worlds event, which seeks to meld spirituality and evidence-based therapy for treating mental health in Haiti. And here’s a promotional video about the initiative:

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Albert Low hospitalized

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Breaking news: Albert Low (b. 1928), a western Zen Master of the Kapleau lineage and director of the Montreal Zen Center, has been hospitalized with a head injury resulting from a fall. Albert has been in increasingly frail health for a while now and has severe mobility issues. It now appears that he will need... Read more »

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Applied Buddhist Studies workshops, Toronto

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The Applied Buddhist Studies Initiative at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, is presenting a series of three workshops on the topic of Applying Mindfulness and Buddhism in Providing Care. The Continuing Professional Development Workshops are designed for people whose work involves caring for others. Please see the attached poster for further information, and kindly forward... Read more »

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Nepal earthquake relief

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Here is how you can donate funds for Nepal earthquake relief in Canada… Karuna-Shechen Foundation was started by Ven. Mathieu Ricard to do humanitarian projects in the Himalayan Region. They are based in Kathmandu. Here is their international earthquake relief web-page: And here is the web-page for their Canadian branch: We have already been... Read more »

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