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Engaged Buddhism Health

My latest column for Buddhistdoor Global: A meditation on user experience design, running a hospital, chaplaincy, and community development in Buddhist centres.

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Sumeru books use environmentally sustainable paper

Eco Action Engaged Buddhism Environmental Issues Sumeru Books

We're planning to publish some new books with an environmental focus, and the authors asked if our printer, Lightning Source, uses environmentally sustainable certified papers. I contacted the various paper suppliers, and the answer is yes, they are both FSC, SFI and CoC certified. That made me happy. Here are what those certifications look like, for one of the suppliers... And from another...

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Zen Conversations

Engaged Buddhism Sumeru Books Teacher Stories Teachers Zen

Pleased to announce Sumeru will be publishing Rick McDaniel's upcoming book featuring interviews with 40 Zen teachers across North America, Zen Conversations. Autumn 2021 publication date?

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Shinko Roshi and the Five Goddesses

Buddhism of the Future Engaged Buddhism Healing Memoir Oppression Practice! Sumeru Books Teacher Stories Women Women in Buddhism Zen

Shinko Roshi, the subject of my latest column for Buddhistdoor, talks about her journey through Zen to invocations of the Five Goddesses. Here's the link:

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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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