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New book on Chinese foreign policy coming

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We are pleased to announce a new book on Chinese foreign policy coming under our secular imprint, Greenbank Books. The book is an exploration of the One Belt One Road policy (or Belt and Road Initiative as it is now called officially), with perspectives from governments and media from around the world. The book is written by a prominent US social scientist. Details to follow...

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The Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years

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Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar -- The Untold Truth This is the story of Dr. Ambedkar, India's modern saint, unflinching advocate for the oppressed castes, framer of the modern Indian constitution, and convert to Buddhism along with millions of his followers. This is the Ambedkar movie India has suppressed for 17 years. It was broadcast only once, and never again. HERE is an article from the Times of India explaining the political context. In light of recent events, and a wish to bring the voice of Engaged Buddhism to important social issues, we present this video. Dr. Ambedkar's story should be much more...

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah

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Happy Buddhist Christmakkah! Sumeru's gift to you is that we are now North America's largest independent Buddhist movie store, in addition to our book publishing activities, just in time for the holidays. Yes, you can find some of these films elsewhere, mostly at much higher prices from scalpers, but you will not find such a large curated collection anywhere else. I will also freely admit that Amazon will occasionally post ridiculously low prices for these films either as loss leaders to capture market share, or from third-party sellers who may or may not deliver as promised. With Sumeru, you can...

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Buddhism, Constitutionalism and the Limits of the Law

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Osgoode Colloquium on Law, Religion, & Social Thought Presented in Association with: RPS Religion in the Public Sphere, Department for the Study of Religion University of Toronto, Osgoode Hall Law School, York University: Benjamin Schonthal: Buddhism, Constitutionalism and the Limits of Law October 5, 12:30 – 2pm, Room 2027, Ignat Kaneff Building, York University  Like... Read more »

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Tibetan Canadian steppe children

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The journal Foreign Policy recently ran an excellent article about issues facing Tibetan children of interracial marriages. Some of the people and stories covered in the article are from Canada, where we have a sizeable Tibetan Canadian community, and a significant number of Tibetan Canadian steppe children. The pull-quote from the article reads: After more... Read more »

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