The Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Program in Buddhism and Contemporary Society hosted an intellectually stimulating and cozy 7th TLKY Canada Foundation Conference at UBC on 4 November, with academics and Buddhists sharing their findings and thoughts on the role of youth in Buddhist literature and practice.

The conference venue at St. John’s College

Natasha Heller’s keynote speech analyzing a Taiwanese Buddhist children’s book

Raymond Lam and Justin Stein discussing the role of youth in Japanese and Hong Kong Buddhism

Kimberley Beek, Vanessa Sasson, and Jessica Main answering floor questions

Jessica Main’s speech

Casey Collins’ speech on Shinnyo-en, a new religious movement from Japan attracting followers and controversy

Joanne Yuasa on her ministry for youth in the Shin Buddhist church

Susie Andrews discussing Buddhist figures in Japanese children’s books