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Compassionate Canopy: Practical Buddhist Studies in Canada

This program is an innovative continuing education initiative that aims to bring the wisdom of Buddhism to Canadian lives within their multicultural contexts. It covers the foundational teachings of Buddhism and examines how these teachings can be applied to contemporary life. Engaging in this program enhances participants' religious understanding and offers fresh insights into navigating life's challenges and devising strategies to tackle complex issues. This fosters a more positive and serene demeanour and behaviour in our daily lives.


  1. Buddhist Mindfulness and Secular Mindfulness
  2. Chinese Buddhist Liturgy
  3. Buddhism and Psychotherapy
  4. Buddhist Ritual Music
  5. Buddhist Approach to Death and Dying in Canada


  • Jennifer Bright, PhD
  • Jeffrey W. Cupchik, PhD
  • Eleanor Pontoriero, PhD
  • Henry Shiu, PhD

Upcoming Events

2024 MAY 25 | Buddhist College of Canada Open House Event

Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m.–1 p.m., Wutai Shan Buddhist Garden (708 Ski Hill Road, Bethany, ON, L0A 1A0)

Inquiries: 647-394-6763

The Buddhist College of Canada (BCC) is the first Buddhist institution established between a Buddhist organization and a higher education institution. Jointly offered by the Buddhist Association of Canada and the Centre for Religion and Its Contexts at Emmanuel College of Victoria University in the University of Toronto, BCC represents a milestone in collaborative education.

Buddhist College of Canada Open House, Saturday, May 25, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.