Sumeru News — Health

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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MBAR Trainer workshops at ITM

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Just a reminder… This workshop is taking place in Toronto May 1-3. MBAR is a mindfulness-based approach to preventing relapse and promoting recovery from addiction. The course was developed by co-authors of Eight Step Recovery – Dr Paramabandhu Groves and Valerie Mason-John. The course has been shared in community settings for over a decade. The... Read more »

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