Building Buddhist Chaplaincy in Canada
   Building Buddhist Chaplaincy in Canada

Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtables


4th Buddhist Chaplaincy Roundtable, 7:00 pm, Wednesday May 6, 2015

Discussions on “Exploring the essential components of a Buddhist rehabilitation program and ways to deliver them to Canadian prisons"


--Ven. Roshi Taigen Henderson, Abbot of the Toronto Zen Centre

He is a regular visiting teacher at three Ontario prisons.

--Ven. Master Hueiguang, Abbot of International Bodhisattva Sangha

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

He is also the liaison Chaplain for the inmate’s Buddhist Group at Warkworth.

--Prof. Pam Couture, Jane and Geoffrey Chair of Church and Community at Emmanuel College, University of Toronto

At Emmanuel College, University of Toronto (Chapel, 3rd floor, 75 Queen's Park Crescent - near Museum Subway exit)

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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


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