Here is a link to our free e-book UNDERSTANDING THE CHINESE BUDDHIST TEMPLE, by Karma Yönten Gyatso.
Available through Buddhanet under a Creative Commons copyright granted by the author.
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Natural Awakening: An Advanced Guide for Sharing Nondual Awareness, by Peter Fenner, is now available in an e-book format
Have a look inside the book here:
Wisdom Winds is a new Buddhist monthly magazine just launched in India. Here’s their press release: http://magazine.wisdomwinds.com/media/launch-of-wisdomwinds/
We are pleased to release our catalogue of books from The Sumeru Press for 2016.
You can download the catalogue here: Sumeru catalogue 2016
Just a quick note to let you know that the Sumeru directory of Canadian Buddhist organizations (www.canadianbuddhism.info) will be benefitting from a major upgrade in the new year.
I’ll be adding many new features including maps, better support for photos, and support for responsive viewer input.
Look for changes to begin in late December. I am estimating the entire process will take several months.
We had the opportunity recently to read Escape from Tibet, an award-winning true story based on the documentary film of the same name by Nick Gray, co-written by Nick Gray and seasoned Toronto writer, Laura Scandiffio, with a foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama.
The book was published by Annick Press in 2014 for a Young Adult audience. It’s an excellent, age-appropriate introduction to Tibet’s difficult modern history, presented in a novel format.
From the publisher’s site…
Two brothers face cruelty, hardship, and hope, on the ultimate journey in search of freedom.
Eleven-year-old Tenzin hasn’t seen his older brother, Pasang, in five years, so he is thrilled when Pasang unexpectedly returns to their Tibetan village late one night. Now eighteen, Pasang is an educated monk whose return from India provokes the suspicious and ever- watchful eyes of the Chinese authorities. Unbeknownst to Tenzin, Pasang has conspired with their mother to leave again—taking his younger brother with him, this time, in search of a better life. At first Tenzin is thrilled to embark on such an adventure with Pasang. But crushing homesickness soon sets in as the brothers eke out a meager existence begging in the unfamiliar streets of Lhasa, often narrowly dodging the police. They finally scrape together enough money to begin the most harrowing part of their journey: the physically excruciating, dangerous, and illegal trek to a new country on the other side of the Himalayan mountains, where they can be granted refugee status and begin to rebuild their lives. Along the way they suffer abuse at the hands of border police, meet fellow Tibetans from whom they draw strength, and have a chance encounter with a film crew that will change their lives.
Based on the true story of the brothers’ journey in the mid-1990s first made into an acclaimed documentary by Nick Gray, Escape from Tibet is a riveting tale of courage, adventure, and triumph. The outpouring of support for the boys that resulted after the documentary aired in the U.K. led to the brothers moving to Britain, where they live today. Only now do they feel that the full story of their daring escape can be told.
A foreword by His Holiness the Dalai Lama and an introduction provide historical context. Black and white photographs of Nick Gray’s travels through Tibet vividly evoke the boys’ homeland, and a timeline, glossary, and maps further contextualize the Tibetans’ controversial and ongoing struggle with China.
Interest Age 12+ / Grade 7+
5.5 x 8.5, 164 Pages, photos included.
Available in a variety of formats.
Softcover $12.95 / ISBN-13: 9781554516629
Hardcover $21.95 / ISBN-13: 9781554516636
ePub ISBN-13: 9781554516643
PDF ISBN-13: 9781554516650
The Shambhala Sun Foundation in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is hiring for the position of Marketing and Community Engagement Associate.
The Shambhala Sun Foundation requires a talented, creative thinker with excellent writing and communication skills to strengthen our marketing and community-engagement efforts.
Here’s the link for further details: http://www.lionsroar.com/were-looking-for-a-marketing-and-community-engagement-associate/
Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies
Call for Papers and Update (feel free to circulate)
Submission deadline: December 31, 2015
After ten years leading the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies Professor Suwanda Sugunasiri has decided to retire from the journal to pursue his own creative projects. We are grateful for his long-term commitment to Buddhist studies in Canada and look forward to further developing the journal under the leadership of a new editorial board. We are pleased too to be joined by Dr. Michael Berman of Brock University’s Department of Philosophy who continues his many years of service to the journal on the new board.
In 2016 we intend to publish the next edition of CJBS after a one-year hiatus used to build a new editorial board, reorganise and rethink the direction of the journal and plan for its future.
The Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies is a scholarly peer-reviewed, open access, online publication covering all aspects of Buddhist studies. The editorial board recognises the inherently interdisciplinary and international nature of contemporary Buddhist studies and is open to submissions from scholars working in, but not limited to, anthropology, sociology, philosophy, history and religious studies. Articles may focus on any region or historical period. Scholars do not have to be affiliated with a Canadian university to submit an article.
We welcome articles on classical textual and intertextual analysis, including work on hagiography, Buddhist art, ritual, doctrinal questions and lineage formation, and work on contemporary Buddhist communities concerning, for example, the implications of fluid demographic transformations, cultural hybridity, and challenges associated with communal continuity of praxis and doctrine in a context of global mobilities.
The Canadian context is a key concern of CJBS. However, global realities of migration, rapidly changing mass media and telecommunications, and the associated ascendancy of mobilities perspectives in the social sciences necessitate inclusion of articles on Buddhists in countries other than Canada.
If you are interested in submitting an article for blind peer review please contact Bao Ngoc Le at email@example.com. She can send you an article template and provide instruction on how to submit your article. Guidelines can be found on our new CJBS web site.
Thanks to Dr. Amanda Goodman of the University of Toronto’s Department for the Study of Religion/Department of East Asian Studies who has agreed to join our editorial board as Book Review Editor. Dr. Goodman will be soliciting book reviews for the next edition of CJBS.
Canadian Buddhist Studies News Blog
I am in the process of completing a WordPress companion news blog for CJBS. The basic framework is already in place and I hope to send notice of its launch very soon. From there you are invited to join CJBS on Twitter.
Do you have graduate students who would be interested in becoming regular contributors to Canadian Buddhist Studies News? The blog will serve as a conduit for communication concerning new courses, graduate student research and publications, conferences and much more. Interested graduate students are welcome to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our archive of articles has yet to be moved to the new servers but is still accessible at http://jps.library.utoronto.ca/index.php/cjbs/index. Thanks for your patience. This transition has taken rather more time than anticipated.
Finally, thanks to Karen Meijer-Kline and James McGregor, members of the Public Knowledge Project team at SFU, for their technical guidance in establishing our site. Thanks also to SFU student Bao Ngoc Le for her efforts on behalf of the journal.
Best wishes to you all,
Paul Crowe, Editor
Shambhala Sun Magazine
The Shambhala Sun Foundation is looking for an assistant editor to work in the short-term as a member of our print and online editorial team. The successful candidate will be assigned to a variety of projects. The Shambhala Sun Foundation is an independent nonprofit based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, and the leading publisher of Buddhist-inspired
periodicals in North America.
The editor will be part of the editorial team that produces Shambhala Sun magazine, Lionsroar.com, and special interest publications.
Specific Qualifications, Skills, and Experience:
The ideal candidate for this position will have a working knowledge of Buddhism and excellent writing and editing skills, as well as:
♦ ability to self-manage and work to tight deadlines
♦ willingness to use and contribute to workflow systems and processes
♦ ability to work and communicate with others
♦ demonstration of creative use of resources
♦ ability to work independently
Payment will be commensurate with experience. Contract begins July 1, 2015. Candidates must already be legally able to work in Canada. All work will take place in-house. (Non-residents may be considered under certain circumstances.)
To apply, please send your resume and cover letter with Assistant Editor in the subject line to Cindy Littlefair, HR, email@example.com. This job will remain posted until a suitable candidate is found
Professor Paul Crowe recently undertook a national survey on how to move forward with the Canadian Journal of Buddhist Studies now that Professor Suwanda Sugunasiri has retired as editor. The survey received a very strong response from many scholars, and a copy of the results is available as a PDF. Here it is….