2nd Annual Kindfulness Canada Symposium

I met Bhante Saranapala many years ago through a family connection. I was immediately taken by his engaging nature. Each time we met subsequently we would chat about a range of topics ; among them family, Buddhism, his work in Canada and current affairs. I am not a Buddhist and have never experienced prosletizing during my conversations or indeed in my friendship with Bhante. On a recent visit to the temple for a family Dane, Bhante caught my ear to explain that he’d coined a new word which expressed his initiative to make Canada a more mindful and kinder nation. “Kindfulness”