Khe Hy | Productivity Hub: The trauma of public speaking and other reasons you need Buddhism in your work life


We’ve all experienced jitters the night before a big presentation, a crucial meeting, or important work event, when your inner dialogue takes over and conjures cataclysmic scenarios in which you blank on your lines or trip on the stage, only to end up broke in a ditch.And no, picturing the audience with no clothes on rarely does…

Ngoc Le | CJBS: The Mindful Teen: Secular And Buddhist Mindfulness For Adolescents – A Talk By Dr. Dzung X. Vo (Ubc, March 22, 2016)


On the night of March 22, scholars, Vancouver’s Buddhist community members and interested public attended Dr. Dzung X. Vo’s talk on mindful clinical therapy for adolescents and controversies surrounding secular mindfulness. Dr. Vo, MD, FAAP, is a pediatrician specializing in adolescent medicine at British Columbia Children’s Hospital, and clinical assistant professor at the University of British…

Buddhistdoor: “We Have All Made Mistakes” – Teaching Mindfulness in Prisons: A Different Kind of Rehabilitation


Born in Hong Kong and based in Chilliwack, British Columbia, since 1994, Venerable Yin Kit Sik (also known as Sister Jessie) ordained as a Buddhist nun in Hong Kong in 1992 following a successful career as a podiatrist. Having begun teaching meditation in 2003, she started going in to prisons and now teaches mindfulness meditation to…

James Van Auken: The 5 Abilities Mindful Leaders Cultivate


People constantly wrestle with themselves. An impulse, a habit, an expectation—juxtaposed by a limitation, governance, or imposed denial of desire—all create disorienting dilemmas that can drive behavior and diminish mental resources. And in this internal wrestling contest of impulse, desire, and habit on one team and moral reasoning, responsibility, and “doing the right thing” on…