About

The Sumeru Press Inc. is dedicated to publishing and distributing Buddhist books and art. We celebrate and support all traditions and lineages.

We are located in Ottawa. Follow us on Facebook (SumeruBooks) and Twitter (@SumeruBooks). You can also contact us at:

Sumeru
402-301 Bayrose Drive
Nepean, ON
Canada K2J 5W3
613-878-3362

info @ sumeru-books.com

In addition to our publishing activities, we also maintain Canada’s leading Buddhist news blog (accessible at the bottom of our home page), and a directory of more than 580 Canadian Buddhist organizations (www.canadianbuddhism.info).

We have also been involved in a variety of Buddhist community development projects over the years. In 2011-12 we collaborated with the University of Toronto program in Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health to prepare the feasibility study for an online academic journal in the field. In 2012-13 we collaborated with the University of Toronto Department of Religious Studies to complete a two-year sociological survey of Canadian Buddhist organizations, the key findings of which were published in the Journal of Global Buddhism. Since 2013 we have been involved in a global eco-Buddhist initiative on Facebook, called Plot to Save the Earth. More recently we have been working with others on developing a Buddhist Literary Festival and a series of Buddhist Literary Events.

In 2010, Sumeru received a blogisattva award. 

blogisattva award

The inspiration for our name is Mount Sumeru, the mountain in the centre of the universe according to Buddhist cosmology.

To read more about The Sumeru Press, here's an interesting feature on us from Buddhistdoor:

https://www.buddhistdoor.net/features/sumeru-books-canadas-buddhist-hub

Thank you.