Phew! Year-end is done. I'm happy to report that this year Sumeru authors and I were able to donate more than $3830 dollars to charities, including the Vancouver Food Bank, CARES animal shelter, the Gaden Phodrang Foundation, Karuna Canada, Buddhist Global Relief, Red Cross Ukrainian Relief, and a variety of temples and Zen centers. Bowing.
Nick Hunt, whose collection of short stories we published earlier this year (https://sumeru-books.com/products/loss-soup-and-other-stories) was recently interviewed in Resurgence & Ecologist magazine about how fiction, his stories, and the larger work of the Dark Mountain collective, are a way to grapple with the hyperobject that is ecosystem collapse and extinction. You can read the article here: https://www.resurgence.org/magazine/article6073-a-darkening-terrain.html
HEAR AN INTERVIEW WITH DOSHO PORT ROSHI ON THE GREAT HEARTLAND BUDDDHIST TEMPLE OF TOLEDO PODCAST HERE: https://thedrinkinggourd.org/interview-with-dosho-port-roshi-going-through-the-mysterys-one-hundred-questions
Bloom: Buddhist Reflections on Serenity and Love, Ajahn Sona Zen Conversations, Richard Bryan McDaniel Catholicism and Zen, Richard Bryan McDanielThe Driftwood Shrine, John Wolff An American Buddhist Life, Charles Prebish Lotus Petals in the Snow, ed. Tanya McGinnity
Here's a link to the slide deck for my recent presentation at the Buddhist Literary Festival for Canada 2022, about upcoming titles from Sumeru. This was a companion presentation to my earlier talk. Many Sumeru authors also presented at the event! https://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/2503/2728/files/Sumeru_New_Titles_BLFC_2022.pdf?v=1667925824