The Ottawa Mindfulness Clinic has just celebrated their 10th year of operation! Congratulations to Lynette Genju Monteiro and Frank Musten for their long-term work in the field of MBSR.
As part of their current initiatives, the OMc has launched a Mindfulness integrator on paper.li, bringing . . . Read More.
With the recent launch of Mindful magazine as part of the Shambhala stable of publications, I’ve been pondering what is going on in the field of mindfulness-based therapies and mindfulness education in Canada. I’m puzzled at the explosion in the use of the term, often . . . Read More.
Mindful magazine is a new periodical about all things related to mindfulness, with topic areas including:
In Body & Mind In Love & Relationships At Home At Work In Your Life Mindfulness Practice The Mindful Society The Science Partners News Resources Mindful Voices
The second issue . . . Read More.
Canada’s weekly news magazine, Macleans, has just published an article exploring the tension between mindfulness based stress reduction vs Buddhism, under the title “Mindfulness goes corporate – and purists aren’t pleased.”
In the article, author Anne Kingston discusses the secular Buddhism notion from the perspective of . . . Read More.
“Meditation and the art of investment” is an article in the Financial Post yesterday, picked up from the Thomson Reuters wire service, and the title is pretty self-explanatory.
Several big-name American financial managers who espouse meditation and yoga as techniques are briefly profiled. There’s a . . . Read More.
Buddhism and Science: An International Workshop
An International Workshop at the University of Toronto Scarborough / April 12th-14th, 2013
Organized by Prof. Geoffrey Samuel. Sponsored by the Tung Lin Kok Yuen 東蓮覺苑 Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture Series, Department of Historical and Cultural Studies, . . . Read More.
The 2012-13 Tung Lin Kok Yuen Perspectives on Buddhist Thought and Culture series presents
“Between Buddhism and Science, Between Mind and Body”
A lecture by Geoffrey Samuel, the 2012-13 TLKY Visiting Professor in Buddhist Studies at the University of Toronto Scarborough
April 12, 2013 at . . . Read More.
Heart-Mind 2013: Helping Children Thrive Thursday, May 9, 2013 - Saturday, May 11, 2013
University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Heart-Mind 2013 brings together some of the leading minds in child development and contemplative practice – from scientific researchers to practitioners – to address the Dalai Lama’s . . . Read More.
The 2013 Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada Essay Prize
The Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada (BEFC) announces a student essay competition demonstrating the association between Buddhism/Buddhist psychology and western psychology, science or society.
1. Submissions could focus on the specific and creative ways that the western . . . Read More.
MIND MATTERS III – Desire & Entanglement
*** MIND MATTERS III is now SOLD OUT! THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!! We look forward very much to seeing you all on 9 Feb. This will be a fantastic conference. We may have some seats opening next week or at last minute. If you want to be . . . Read More.
Dr. Steve Prime, a neuroscientist from the University of Manitoba, stops off in Calgary and Vancouver Buddhist Temples to share his thoughts about Buddhism and neuropsychology. Some treatment schools use techniques founded on principles similar to the four noble truths.
Dr. Prime talks about the . . . Read More.
I recently discovered Amita’s website: http://www.buddhisttherapist.com
She is based in British Columbia and a registered clinical counsellor. Here’s what she says on her “About me” page…
I am a Buddhist integrative psychotherapist. I offer:
telephone and online counselling and psychotherapy online and residential courses corporate services . . . Read More.
Flint Sparks, an ordained Zen priest and licensed psychologist from Texas, will be in Toronto February 16-17, 2013, to present a workshop in association with Hakomi Ontario, entitled: Developing a Concentrated Mind and a Warm Heart for the Relief of Suffering: Zen, Hakomi and Applied . . . Read More.
My brother sent me the link to this Russian photo-journalism site with many pictures of what is going on in Syria today. It is unimaginably horrific. A stark reminder of why we all need to see each other as brothers and sisters, not enemies or . . . Read More.
Canadian Tibetologist Glenn Mullin has posted a video presentation on Spiritual Life TV, entitled Easy Enlightenment: A Faster Path for Everyone - From the Dalai Lamas and the Panchen Lamas. I’m sure Glenn was laughing out loud when he cooked up that title!
If that’s not . . . Read More.
David Cherniack is one of Canada’s leading filmmakers, with a self-proclaimed focus on “eclectically spiritual documentaries.” Many of them are available for free viewing on his website: www.allinonefilms.com
One of his movies: The Oracle – Reflections on Self – is now available for free viewing . . . Read More.
Research on Western Buddhists in Toronto
My name is Glen Choi and I’m currently a doctoral student at the University of Ottawa who is researching the ways in which our respective cultures shape the way we perceive and practice Buddhism.
I have interviewed many Korean . . . Read More.
The Upaya Institute in Santa Fe, NM, offers a Buddhist Chaplaincy program, and several Canadians have graduated from their program. Here is information about two of them, along with their theses:
Andrew Blake (2010)
photo by Lynette Monteiro
Andrew is cofounder and program director at . . . Read More.