Building Canadian Buddhist Chaplaincy Together
Building Canadian Buddhist Chaplaincy Together

The Buddhist Education Foundation for Canada launched

Buddhist Chaplaincy Initiative in June 2014!


Toward a Buddhist Chaplaincy Program

at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtables

June 2014 to May 2015

Moderated by the Ven. Bhante Saranapala


1st Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable: June 21, 2014

Discussions to focus on the needs of Chinese & Vietnamese communities

Dr. Clement Wong, Family Physician

Principal Mark Toulouse, Emmanuel College, U of T

Dr. Renita Wong, Associate Professor of Social Work at York U and hospice volunteer

Ms. Rita Leung, Pharmacist and volunteer at Evergreen Hospice and spiritual care volunteer at Markham Stouffville Hospital

At Ching Kwok Buddhist Temple, 300 Bathurst Street, Toronto


2nd Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable: September 13, 2014

Discussions on “Exploring the important Elements of of an Ideal Buddhist Chaplaincy Program”

Ven. Bhikkhu Yuttadhammo, Canadian  monk ordained in the Thai tradition

Ven. Roshi Taigen Henderson, Toronto Zen Centre

Prof. Pam Couture, Emmanuel College

Ven. Thom Kilts, Clinical Pastoral Education Supervisor, Brampton Osler Health System

At West End Buddhist Temple, 3133 Cawthra Road, Mississauga


3rd Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable, December 6, 2014

Discussions on Conceptualizing a Buddhist Care and Education Network

Ven. Guo Sheng Fashi, Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association

Ven. Sister Tinh Quang, Resident Teacher, Little Heron Zen Hermitage

Prof. Pam Couture, Emmanuel College

Rev. Dr. Daniel Fisher, former Chair of Buddhist Chaplaincy Department,

University of the West, USA

At Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association, 1025 McNicoll Ave. Scarborough


4th Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable, May 2015

Discussions on “Exploring Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy in Canada”

May 2015 (details TBA)

At Emmanuel College, University of Toronto, 75 Queen’s Park Cres., Toronto


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