Sumeru News — Youth

YASODHARA book review

Books Women Women in Buddhism Youth

Yasodhara and the BuddhaVanessa R. Sasson Bloomsbury Academic 2021Paperback: 304 pages / ISBN: 978-1350163164 / 6.08 x 0.62 x 9.29 inches From the Publisher By combining the spirit of fiction with the fabulism of Indian mythology and in-depth academic research, Vanessa R. Sasson shares the evocative story of the Buddha from the perspective of a forgotten woman: Yasodhara, the Buddha's wife.Although often marginalized, Yasodhara's narrative here comes to life. Written with a strong feminist voice, we encounter Yasodhara as a fiercely independent, passionate and resilient individual. We witness her joys and sorrows, her expectations and frustrations, her fairy-tale wedding, and her overwhelming devastation...

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Two mindfulness workshops in Toronto

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Visiting Buddhist teacher Ms Supawan Green will be in Toronto on July 22 and 23, 2019 and will be delivering two free workshops, sponsored by the U of T Buddhist Contemplative Care Society and the Toronto Centre for Applied Buddhism. Bringing Your Mental Self Home: a mindfulness approach for women facing trauma, loss and life changes Monday, July 22, 7-8:30 pm Room 25, Woodsworth College Residence, University of Toronto 321 Bloor Street West (east of St. George Street) For further information / to RSVP Email or Call Jane at 647-308-5880 A Mindfulness Approach for Anxiety and Depression in University...

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Young Adult Meditation Retreat

Meditation North American Buddhism Ontario Retreats Youth

Many of us who are longtime Buddhist practitioners worry about the lack of uptake from young people, or, more specifically, the lack of programs designed for them. I often wonder if the problem is not lack of interest, but lack of meaningful opportunities. Consequently, I was delighted to receive this notice from True North Insight about a Young Adult Meditation Retreat they will be hosting in August 2019.

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Dianne Harke interview

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Dianne Harke, author of INCOGNITO: The Astounding Life of Alexandra David-Neel (Sumeru, 2016), was recently interviewed by Betty Jane Hegerat, a Canadian literary blogger. Here’s the link to the interview… An Interview with Dianne Harke, author of: Incognito, The Astounding Life of Alexandra David Neel. (Sumeru Books 2016)

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Vegetarian Ahimsa summer camp for kids, Peterborough

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An amazing non-profit overnight camp program for veg-friendly, eco-conscious, mindful youth! For ages 9 to 13 years old. Runs from July 20-25 (6 days/5 nights) at the Youth Leadership Camps Canada near Peterborough, Ontario. The Vegetarian Ahimsa Camp is an overnight camp for youth aged 9 to 13, running from July 20 to 25, 2014 at... Read more »

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