HIGHWAY TO HEAVEN, a lovely short film from the National Film Board, produced by Sandra Ignani, featuring the many spiritual centres on No. 5 Road in Richmond, BC. The only thing missing is where they go to each other's temple/church/mosque/gurdwara/synagogue and work together on issues of common need.
Here's a wrap-up of the On Inclusion! intrafaith Buddhist conference held in Toronto on October 31, 2018, sponsored by the North American Buddhist Alliance as a pre-event at the Parliament of World Religions: https://northamericanbuddhistalliance.org/one-step-closer-to-on-inclusion/ In the photo, L to R: Mihaela Andronic from the Ottawa Pagoda Sangha, Ray Nakano from earthholder.org, another participant, and John Negru from The Sumeru Press.
Here's a review of Catholicism and Zen, by Richard B. McDaniel, from the current issue of the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies: https://thecjbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Catholicism-and-Zen_McCall_75-78-1.pdf In related news, we will be publishing the e-book edition early in 2019.
I recently discovered this short piece from National Public Radio in the States on how Buddhist Chaplains are trained: http://www.wbur.org/hereandnow/2016/05/26/buddhist-chaplains It was particularly interesting because Sumeru is pleased to announce that next year we will be publishing a new textbook for Buddhist chaplains: Kalyāṇamitra: A Buddhist Model for Spiritual Care This book will be only the fourth work ever published in the field of Buddhist spiritual care and the first to provide a comprehensive theory to guide the work of Buddhist chaplains. That theory is the Three Prajñās Framework for Spiritual Care. Prajñā means wisdom (roughly) and the Three Prajñās...
Sumeru author Richard Bryan McDaniel's latest book, Catholicism and Zen, was recently reviewed in the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies. The review, by Bradford McCall of the Claremont School of Theology, can be found here: https://thecjbs.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/Catholicism-and-Zen_McCall_75-78-1.pdf You'll also notice that the CJBS has moved to a new web address. Glad to see they are thriving!