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Year End Reflections 2021

Publishing Sumeru Books

This year's titles have been exciting to work on, especially This Fragile Planet: His Holiness the Dalai Lama on Environment.  I've been able to support Buddhist charities with almost $5000 as part of the larger pool of royalties that Sumeru books have generated for their authors. All Sumeru books sold on this site have lower prices for 2022. Why, you ask? There are essentially two reasons: These are great books by dedicated authors with something important to add to public discourse, and I'd like to see them in the hands of more readers. I'd rather readers purchase the books directly from...

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An award for meritorious service

Buddhism in Canada Buddhist community Publishing Sumeru Books

At the Buddhist Literary Festival of Canada 2021, I received an "pioneer recognition in gratitude" award as an early Buddhist community leader and publisher.  

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Understanding Editorial Standards

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Here's a great resource produced by the Editors' Association of Canada, called Professional Editorial Standards. If you've wondered about the fundamentals of editing, or the differences between structural, stylistic and copyediting, or what's involved in proofreading, this is your go-to overview: https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2503/2728/files/Professional_Editorial_Standards.pdf?24

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New e-books from Sumeru

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Cypress Trees in the Garden: The Second Generation of Zen Teaching in America, by Richard Bryan McDaniel, is now available as an e-book from your favourite online vendor, as well as in paperback. Catholicism and Zen, by Richard Bryan McDaniel, is also now available as an e-book from your favourite online vendor, as well as in paperback.

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How Buddhist Chaplains are trained

Buddhism in the West Buddhist Psychology Chaplaincy Hospice Care Interfaith Publishing Sumeru Books

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...

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