The Buddhist Education Foundation of Canada hosts and sponsors a variety of Buddhist educational activities and events that take place both in university and community settings. We recognize the importance of this exchange to both the academic and the larger community. Therefore, we would like to support the strengthening of the outreach infrastructure at the University of Toronto for publicizing Buddhist educational activities and events in the community.
Our Foundation sponsors the Applied Buddhist Studies Initiative at Emmanuel College (ECABSI), University of Toronto.
Upcoming activities include a Series of Workshops on: Applying Mindfulness and Buddhism in Providing Care. Two workshops will take place on Jan. 30 and 31, 2016 on Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and one workshop will take place on Oct. 16, 2016 on Empowering Those Who Care For Others: Sustainable Compassion Training Workshop.
A Conference on Applied Buddhism: Past and Present is going to be hosted by ECABSI on October 14-16, 2016.
Buddhist Talk on “Applying Abhidhamma to Daily Life” on September 21, 2017
Seminar Series on “Exploring Approaches to Buddhist Psychotherapy” on November 18, 2017.
In April 2018 and October 2018, ECABSI hosted two book launches by Buddhist authors: Love and Compassion – Exploring Their Role in Education by John Miller, professor of the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education, U of T; Beginning, Middle & Zen – Tales from Canada to Korea and Back Again by Glen Shakwon Choi, professor of Seneca College.
Please visit www.wisdomtoronto.com to find out the latest developments.
South Asian Buddhist Studies
In October 2018, we co-sponsored a full-day workshop offered by the Centre for South Asian Studies on Dalit Learning and Humanistic Buddhism. We will continue to explore opportunities to support initiatives in South Asian Buddhist studies.