Sumeru News — Prison

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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Correctional Chaplains needed across Canada

Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Chaplaincy Prison

Bridges of Canada, Inc. is hiring part-time Correctional Chaplains in all regions of Canada to facilitate religious and spiritual services for federal offenders of all faiths residing in Correctional Service of Canada’s institutions. All chaplains must be appropriately credentialed by their religious organization and must have a minimum of 3 years of demonstrated experience in... Read more »

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BC Buddhist prisoner denied Buddhist chaplaincy help

British Columbia Buddhism in Canada Chaplaincy Prison

Here’s a very recent article from the Canadian Press wire service about a prisoner in BC whose request for Buddhist chaplaincy help was denied by Provincial and Federal Courts. http://www.citynews.ca/2015/08/14/federal-court-dismisses-imprisoned-buddhists-human-rights-complaint/ Regardless of this man’s past, cuts to Canada’s multifaith chaplaincy programs in prisons do not help make our society better in any way. Prison should be... Read more »

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Canadian Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable

Buddhism in Canada Buddhist Studies Chaplaincy Education Events Prison Toronto

Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada presents, the Fourth and Final Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable: Exploring the essential components of a Buddhist rehabilitation program and ways to deliver them to Canadian prisons Come listen to our speakers and join this meaningful conversation… Ven. Roshi Taigen Henderson, Abbot of the Toronto Zen Centre http://torontozen.org/ He is a regular... Read more »

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