We are delighted to announce that the 10th Global Conference on Buddhism will be held in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 17 and 18, 2017. Continuing a tradition of expanding the role of Buddhism in modern society, we have invited speakers who can elucidate the connections, opportunities and requirements for Buddhist thought, technique and philosophy in improving the life and, in particular, mental well-being of society through mindfulness. We have reached out to experts in both the Buddhist and the scientific communities in order to make a collaborative effort to explore this question deeply, and to find common ground on how we can strive to alleviate human suffering.
While, the past nine conferences have been held in Australia and Singapore, in 2017 we hope to provide a North American perspective by moving the event to Toronto, to be hosted at the Ontario Science Centre. Toronto is an intensely multi-cultural city, and is very proud of its global outlook and willingness to accept new and international ideas. We wish to explore what Buddhism can offer to Canada’s religious and culturally diverse society and to be sensitive to the needs of others, even if their values and beliefs are not aligned with our own.
We have always endeavoured to expand the role and benefits of Buddhism and Buddhist philosophy in modern society, as such, for the 10th conference we have confirmed the attendance of world renowned speakers including Buddhist scholars, neuroscientists and mental heath professionals. The goal of the conference is to elucidate the connections, opportunities and requirements for Buddhist thought, technique and philosophy in improving the life and, in particular, mental health and well-being of society through mindfulness.
Our panel of speakers from the USA, Australia and Canada are experts in both the Buddhist teachings/philosophy and scientific community with years of research and practical experience in this field. Each panelist is well equipped to address and encourage teaching mindfulness in a secular form to improve mental health and well being of the population at large.
Source: The Royal Thai Embassy Ottawa, Canada