Upcoming Events



♦ Presentations:

1. Western Psychotherapeutic Modalities & Their Similarities to Buddhism 2:00-2:40 pm
By: Dr. Ellen Katz, PhD, MSW, RSW
Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, U of T

2. Four Noble Truths & Buddhist Approaches to Suffering in Psychotherapy 2:40-3:20 pm
By: Dr. Albert Allen, MD, FRCP(C), Psychiatrist,
2016-17 Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada Fellow
in Buddhism & Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, U of T

Break with Refreshments 3:20-3:40 pm

♦ Panel Discussion:

3. What Might a Buddhist Psychotherapy Look Like? 3:40-4:20 pm
Panelists: Dr. Ellen Katz & Dr. Albert Allen
Moderator: Dr. Tony Toneatto, PhD, FIPA, Clinical Psychologist & Psychoanalyst,
Director, Buddhism, Psychology & Mental Health Program, U of T

Dr. Albert Allen is a psychiatrist in clinical practice since 2013, currently working at Hong Fook Mental Health Association, The ADHD Clinic, and private practice. He completed his residency at the University of Toronto where he trained in various psychotherapy modalities including Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy and Acceptance and Commitment Therapy. He has been actively involved in Buddhist meditation with a mindfulness community since 2008 and received yoga teacher certification from Yoga Therapy Toronto in 2016. He completed a Clinical Fellowship in Buddhism and Psychiatry at the University of Toronto in 2017.

Dr. Ellen Katz is an Assistant Professor, Teaching Stream at the Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work (FIFSW).  Dr. Katz comes to the FIFSW with over 20 years of clinical practice working with individuals, couples, families and groups in hospitals and children’s mental health settings, with a particular interest, and with advanced training, in family therapy.  Her research and clinical interests focus on mindfulness, meditation, Buddhism, family therapy, simulation,  and the development of competence in both students and clinicians.  Dr. Katz has been a Senior Investigator with the Mind and Life Summer Research Institute, the Dalai Lama’s initiative to bring science and contemplative practice together in developing interventions to ease human suffering and increase knowledge of how mindfulness can be used in that process.

Dr. Tony Toneatto is the Director of the Buddhism, Psychology and Mental Health undergraduate program at the University of Toronto devoted to the study of Buddhist and Western psychology. He is also on the Faculty of the Masters of Pastoral Studies (Buddhism) Program at Emmanuel College. Dr. Toneatto is a registered Clinical Psychologist and a psychoanalyst. He spent 23 years at the Centre of Addiction and Mental Health in Toronto as a research scientist in addiction. Dr. Toneatto has published over 120 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in the areas of substance addiction, pathological gambling, and mindfulness meditation.

♦ Q & A / Wrap Up / Evaluation: 4:20-5:00 pm

♦ Location:
Room 119, Emmanuel College, 75 Queen’s Park Crescent East

General Admission: $20 / U of T Students: Free (student ID required)
1:30 pm: Reception/Registration (light refreshments served)

For further information and on-line Registration, please visit: www.wisdomtoronto.com


Oct. 22, 2017 – Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon/5K 2016 Fundraiser
Please join our Buddha-Dharma Team to fundraise for Buddhist education projects of our Foundation.  You may register for the event and set up a fundraising page to raise funds for us when our fundraising page goes on-line
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 STWM2017.



Vegetarian Banquet Fundraiser for the

Compassionate Care Community Education & Service 


日期/時間/地點: 2017/5/26 星期五 Friday,7pm-9:30pm

五台山素宴 Wutai Vegetarian Restaurant

8425 Woodbine Avenue, Markham (at Hwy 7)

訂購餐劵: 每位 $100 ($ 60 捐款退稅收條) To purchase tickets: call or text us at  416-910-4858

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.

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

Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada(Poster)

October 18 (Sunday), 2015, 5K/Marathon Charity Challenge at Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon

Sponsor our runners to help us reach our fundraising goal!

Visit: http://www.torontowaterfrontmarathon.com/en/charity/befc.htm

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!


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

One thought on “Upcoming Events

  1. 未來活動:

    2015年10月12日 (星期一)佛教感恩素宴~為多倫多大學佛學課程募款

地點:Casa Deluz Banquet Hall, 1571 Sandhurst Circle, Scarborough
    入場 / 藝品義賣: 下午五點半 入席:下午六點半

餐劵: 一人100元; 一桌十人1000元(每張餐劵開立抵稅捐贈收據60元)

當面購買:300 Bathurst Street(416)603-8889
    電話/郵寄/電郵購買:(416)910-4858 / PO Box 64585 Unionville, Markham ON L3R 1M0 / BuddhistEduFoundation@rogers.com

    2015年10月18日(星期日)豐業銀行多倫多湖濱5公里 /半馬拉松/馬拉松慈善募款







    5月22日約克大學 – 佛教,正念與教育;

    6月7日日裔加人文化中心 – 禪佛教與茶道; 阿迦汗博物館 – (i)蘇非主義(ii)道教太極;

    6月12日多倫多大學多元信仰中心- (i)印度瑜伽和印度古典音樂(ii)跨信仰對談(亞洲智慧傳統)





-多倫多禪中心住持Ven. Roshi Taigen Henderson http://torontozen.org/ 三個安大略省監獄中之訪問教師

    -Ven. Master Hueiguang,國際菩薩僧團住持http://www.ibstemple.org/

-Rev. Dr. John Funelas,中度警衛聯邦監獄Warkworth Institution專職牧師http://www.csc-scc.gc.ca/institutions/001002-3012-eng.shtml

    -Professor Pam Couture,多倫多大學伊曼紐爾學院教堂與社區講座, http://www.emmanuel.utoronto.ca/Page21.aspx


日期: 2015年5月6日,




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