Continuous progress is being made with the Buddhist studies initiative at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto: two courses – Buddhism & Psychotherapy; Buddhist Contemplative Care – have been successfully launched and mid-term is approaching. We are also encouraging interested students to apply to the Master of Pastoral Studies program to take further Buddhism courses at Emmanuel College. Scholarships are available from the university for eligible students accepted to the program. Find out more at their open house; and do join us at the Buddhist talk by Dr. Danny Fisher who will give a perspective on the rapid rise in popularity of secular Mindfulness in North America in the last 10 years and what it means for Buddhism in the future.
Saturday, March 7, 2015, 9:00am-3:00pm
Day With Emmanuel 2015 – event for future students
Experience a day in the life of Emmanuel College, attend mini lectures and worship, learn about the programs and financial aid, take a tour, and meet students and faculty. Emmanuel College offers a Diploma in Buddhist Mindfulness and Mental Health, as well as a range of programs in theology, ministry and pastoral care. Advanced registration for this free event is required: http://www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca/Prospective/Connect_with_Emmanuel/events.htm; see the event page on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/events/815637208458879/
Saturday, March 28, 2:00 pm
Buddhist Talk – March 28, 2015 – Mindfulness as if All People Mattered: Notes on the Future of Practice and Teaching in North America
By Dr. Daniel Clarkson Fisher
Emmanuel College, 75 Queens Park, Toronto, Chapel, 3rd Floor
Speaker details: Daniel Clarkson Fisher was formerly Associate Professor and Chair of the Buddhist Chaplaincy Department at University of the West. In addition, he has served as adjunct faculty for Antioch Education Abroad’s Buddhist Studies program in Bodh Gaya, India, and was Adjunct Faculty in Chaplaincy at Hartford Seminary. His writing has appeared in outlets that include Alternet, Religion Dispatches, Tricycle: The Buddhist Review, Patheos, Shambhala Sun, Inquiring Mind, and Buddhadharma: The Practitioner’s Quarterly. He has also commented on news stories and other topics for CNN, E! Entertainment Television, Buddhist Geeks, and the Religion News Service. He is currently co-editing A Thousand Arms: A Guidebook for Buddhist Leaders with Nathan Michon for publication with Buddha’s Light Publishing.
Free Admission! RSVP to 416-585-4464
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