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Buddhism in Prisons Initiative

Chaplaincy Engaged Buddhism Prison

Buddhism In Prisons (BIP) Initiative - December 2021 ***powered by Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism to ensure access to Buddhist spiritual care by inmates in Canadian prisons to offer education and practicum programs for Buddhist chaplains and volunteers to fundraise to create a Buddhism in Prisons Fund to assist Buddhist chaplains and volunteers to deliver spiritual care services in prisons in Canada Buddhism In Prisons (BIP) Fund December 2021 fund-raising campaign to seed the Buddhism In Prisons (BIP) Fund - donations will be matched up to $10,000. To donate, visit: To join our team, email us at

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Kalyanamitra: A Model for Buddhist Spiritual Care

Buddhism of the Future Buddhist community Chaplaincy Education Engaged Buddhism Healing Health Prison Social Action Sumeru Books

Happily beginning editing and design on Rev. Monica Sanford's new book,  KALYANAMITRA: A Model for Buddhist Spiritual Care, which will be the 2nd book in our Chaplaincy Training series, along with A THOUSAND HANDS: A Guide to Caring For Your Buddhist Community. Aiming for publication in Autumn 2020.  

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Canadian Buddhist prison chaplaincy

Chaplaincy Prison

Here's an interesting article from TVO asking if non-Christian prisoners are getting the spiritual help they need, with a lead-in from Taigen Henderson, of the Toronto Zen Centre.

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Buddhist volunteer(s) needed for prison visits in Kingston

Kingston Peace work Prison

Buddhist volunteer(s) needed for prison visits in Kingston Buddhist volunteer(s) needed to visit a small Buddhist group of about 4 men in Collins Bay correctional institution in Kingston to facilitate/supervise prayers and meditation. No special expertise needed, being a Buddhist is enough! Visits can be weekly, bi-weekly or monthly as able, and would occur either in the morning or afternoon for approximately 1 hour.     Buddhist Chaplain from Toronto visits monthly but the men need a volunteer to be able to congregate at other times, and are keen to spend more time practising together. Being with the men is quite meaningful...

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Buddhist Prison Chaplains needed

Alberta Buddhism in Canada Chaplaincy Ontario Prison Québec

Bridges of Canada Inc. has an opening for a full-time Chaplain to serve Alberta’s provincial correctional centre in Lethbridge. The Chaplain will be responsible for facilitating religious and spiritual services to offenders of all faiths residing in the institution. Applicants must demonstrate a minimum of three years’ experience in a correctional setting, religious services organization,... Read more »

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