Today, CBC (Canadian Broadcasting Cooperation) interviewed the Urban Buddhist Monk and the mindful cop how meditation can help police forces. Malone Mullin of CBC News did this interview after two days of Global Conference on Buddhism based on the theme “Buddhism, Neuroscience and Mental Health: Making a Mindful Connection that took place at the Ontario Science Centre. Click here to read the article.
Thank you Jeff Hook for organizing my program on Mindfulness-Based Suffering Reduction at the Yoga Public in Winnipeg. Thank you John Tan for connecting me with such a great spiritual community in Winnipeg. I thoroughly enjoyed teaching there today. Met great people who are very interested in having this kind of program more in Winnipeg. Making Canada More Mindful and Kind Nation! More Pictures here.
Today I had the privilege of having an audience with Her Excellency Aung San Su Kyi, the State Counsellor of Myanmar, at the Toronto City Hall. After a brief conversation, I presented her a gift of book on meditation and she was extremely happy.
On June 1st it was such a great day. Three Buddhist Traditions came together at the University of Toronto to have a dialogue on “Transforming Afflictive Emotions,” I am receiving a gift from His Holiness the 17th Karmapa. I represented Theravada Buddhist Tradition, Ven. Dayi Shi represented Mahayana Buddhist Tradition and His Holiness the 17th Karmapa represented Vajrayana (Tibetan) Buddhist Tradition. A Historical moment, indeed! Thanks to Lama Tenzin Dakpa for inviting to be a part of this great historical moment. To watch the dialogue click here.