Inter-faith Panel:“Love and Compassion in Education”and
Dinner to Benefit
the Shi Wu De Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies

to celebrate

Professor John Miller’s new book:
Love and Compassion: Exploring their Role in Education

Buddhist Studies at Emmanuel College and graduating class

Victoria College Building,
Victoria University,
91 Charles Street West

Room 115 (Free Admission): 5 p.m. Interfaith Panel, Book Sale & Signing
Alumni Hall (Advance Tickets Required): 6:30 pm Vegetarian Dinner


John Miller is a professor with the Department of Curriculum, Teaching, and Learning at the Ontario Institute for Studies in Education. He is author/editor of 20 books on holistic learning and contemplative practices in education, which include Whole Child Education, The Holistic Curriculum, The Contemplative Practitioner, Education and the Soul, and Holistic Education and Embodied Learning. Professor Miller has worked extensively with holistic educators in Japan, Korea and Hong Kong for the past 20 years and has been a visiting professor at universities in Japan and Hong Kong. In 2009 he was one of 24 educators invited to Bhutan to help that country develop their educational system so that it supports the country’s goal of Gross National Happiness.

Thomas E. Reynolds is vice principal and associate professor at Emmanuel College, at Victoria University in the University of Toronto. Committed to an interdisciplinary and relational vision of theology, his teaching and research address a range of topics related to constructive theology, theological method, intercultural and interreligious engagements, contextual theologies and globalization, philosophical theology, and disability studies. He is currently working on a book on the theology of care, which reflects on the need for building inclusive communities of belonging and hospitality with and for all, including people with disabilities and mental health challenges.

Panel moderated by Keith Brown, vice president of the Dharma Drum Mountain Buddhist Association (Ontario). He holds an MA from OISE, and is a student in the MPS Buddhist studies program at Emmanuel College and also a PhD candidate at OISE. His MA thesis focuses on the impact of the practice of loving-kindness meditation by teachers on education delivery.

Dinner Tickets: (Net proceeds to benefit the Shi Wu De Professorship in Chinese Buddhist Studies)

$80/person or $640/table of 8 (a charitable tax receipt will be issued for the maximum allowable amount) Emmanuel College students: $25/person

To purchase tickets (by April 2):
Emmanuel College Rm 005
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To download flyer: April 8 dinner flyer final