UPCOMING EVENTS in 2016
October 14-16, 2016 – Applied Buddhism Conference & Workshop
Inaugural Conference of the Applied Buddhist Studies Initiative
at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
~Sponsored by the Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada~
Keynote address on
Applied Buddhism: Past & Present will be given by Prof. John Makransky of Boston College
Oct. 14-15: There will be six panels and 18 speakers. Here is the Flyer (English).
Oct. 15: Two of the six panels will be in Chinese. Here is the flyer (Chinese). These two community panels are open to public.
Oct. 16: There will be a U of T Faculty of Medicine accredited workshop on Empowering Those Who Care for Others: Sustainable Compassion Training Workshop
Visit: www.wisdomtoronto.com for further information and on-line registration
Oct. 16, 2016 – Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/Half Marathon/5K 2016 Fundraiser
Please join our Buddha-Dharma Team to fundraise for Buddhist education projects of our Foundation. For more information, visit
http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/charity/befc.htm You may register for the event and set up a fundraising page to raise funds for us.
Please email BuddhistEduFoundation@rogers.com to join the Buddha-Dharma Team. Our team captain Alice Lee will set you up as a team member on-line after you have registered with STWM2016.
PAST EVENTS in 2016
January 30 & 31, 2016 – Applying Mindfulness & Buddhism in Providing Care
~Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Experiential Workshop
~Acceptance and Commitment to Living and Dying Workshop
CPD Events accredited by the Faculty of Medicine, U of T
Presented by Emmanuel College, University of Toronto
Sponsored by the Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada
See poster here:
October 12 (Monday), 2015, Buddhist Thanksgiving Celebration ~ a vegetarian banquet fundraiser for Buddhist studies at the University of Toronto
(with a special tribute to the late Ven. Shi Wu De, President Emeritus of the Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada)
Casa Deluz Banquet Hall, 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Scarborough
Reception/crafts sale: 5:30 pm; Banquet: 6:30 pm
Tickets: $100 per person; $1000 for a table of ten – tax deductible donation receipt of $60 per ticket will be issued.
Purchase tickets in person at 300 Bathurst Street (416) 603-8889
Purchase tickets by phone or by mail: (416) 910-4858 / PO Box 64585 Unionville, Markham ON L3R 1M0 or e-mail: BuddhistEduFoundation@rogers.com
October 18 (Sunday), 2015, 5K/Marathon Charity Challenge at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon
Sponsor our runners to help us reach our fundraising goal!
to support the Shi Wu De Scholarship and Fellowship Fund, courses and courses in Buddhism and community care at U of T & other Canadian universities. THANK YOU!
PAST ACTIVITIES IN 2015
Asian Heritage Month Education Roundtable (May-June 2015):
Celebration of Asian Wisdom Traditions
May 22 at York University – Buddhism, Mindfulness & Education;
June 7 at Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre – Zen Buddhism & Tea Ceremony; June 7 at Aga Khan Museum – (i) Sufism (ii) Taoist Tai Chi;
June 12 at Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto – (i) Hindu Yoga & Indian Classical Music (ii) Inter-faith panel (Asian wisdom traditions)
Fourth Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable (May 6, 2015)
Exploring the essential components of a Buddhist rehabilitation program and ways to deliver them to Canadian prisons
Come listen to our speakers and join this meaningful conversation…
–Ven. Roshi Taigen Henderson, Abbot of the Toronto Zen Centre http://torontozen.org/
He is a regular visiting teacher at three Ontario prisons.
–Ven. Master Hueiguang, Abbot of International Bodhisattva Sangha http://www.ibstemple.org/
His Sangha has spearheaded a growing Buddhist service program that has established 43 Buddhist libraries and is supporting 37 Buddhist groups in California state prisons.
–Rev. Dr. John Funelas, full-time Chaplain at Warkworth Institution, a medium security federal penitentiary http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/institutions/001002-3012-eng.shtml
He is also the liaison Chaplain for the inmate’s Buddhist Group at Warkworth.
–Professor Pam Couture, Jane and Geoffrey Chair of Church and Community at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto http://www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca/Page21.aspx
Moderated by: Ms. Chris Ng, President, Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada
Date: Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Time: 7:00 pm
Place: Chapel, 3rd Floor, Emmanuel College
University of Toronto
75 Queen’s Park Crescent (near Museum Subway exit)
Free Admission / Light refreshments served
Please register for this event by emailing us at BuddhistEduFoundation@rogers.com
For further information, please call 416-910-4858
–This event is sponsored by Emmanuel College