Postcard from Raymond: Involving the Young, Then and Now

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Postcard from Raymond: Involving the Young, Then and Now

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

What are your thoughts?