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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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Mindfulness

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I’m looking forward to attending an orientation session next week with Mindfulness Without Borders (mindfulnesswithoutborders.org) and reporting on their activities, based on the teachings of Thich Nhat Hanh, in Canadian schools. I’ve also been finding out more about Mindfulness Toronto (www.mindfulnesstoronto.net), a network of professionals involved in the field. Hoping to do a more comprehensive write-up... Read more »

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Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic celebrates 10th year with launch of paper.li Mindfulness integrator

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The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic has just celebrated their 10th year of operation! Congratulations to Lynette Genju Monteiro and Frank Musten for their long-term work in the field of MBSR. As part of their current initiatives, the OMc has launched a Mindfulness integrator on paper.li, bringing together current research and articles on the subject in a... Read more »

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Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction vs Buddhism in Macleans magazine

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Canada’s weekly news magazine, Macleans, has just published an article exploring the tension between mindfulness based stress reduction vs Buddhism, under the title “Mindfulness goes corporate – and purists aren’t pleased.” In the article, author Anne Kingston discusses the secular Buddhism notion from the perspective of its everyday proponents, from hospitals and corporate America to the... Read more »

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Charles Prebish on Secular Buddhism

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Here’s a recent podcast with Charles Prebish by Ted Meissner on the Secular Buddhism blog: http://secularbuddhism.org/2012/06/10/episode-121-charles-prebish-an-american-buddhist-life/ Among the vital messages emerging from the hour-long interview are conversations about the impacts of sangha democratization, feminism, LGBT issues, narcissism, over-emphasis on meditation and other Western-led trends (positive and negative). You can also check it out on the SBA... Read more »

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