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There is suffering not only in ourselves but in this world... how can Buddhist practice inform our actions?
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Seeing true nature: Buddhism and the environment | openDemocracy

Seeing true nature: Buddhism and the environment | openDemocracy | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
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Peacemakers Beyond Borders

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For twenty years the Karuna Center for Peacebuilding has been active around the world helping people in areas of ethnic, religious and political conflict discover strategies for reconciliation and conflict transformation....

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Dangerous Harvests: Buddhist Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing

Dangerous Harvests: Buddhist Thoughts on the Boston Marathon Bombing | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
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The Engaged Buddhism of Sulak Sivaraksa | Kyoto Journal

The Engaged Buddhism of Sulak Sivaraksa | Kyoto Journal | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
BY MATTEO PISTONO Can individuals make a difference? Are we to reject capitalism? Where do we start to dismantle structural violence and bring about a more equitable society?
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Buddhist Political Action: Robert Thurman’s Meme (UPDATED with petition)

Buddhist Political Action: Robert Thurman’s Meme (UPDATED with petition) | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

Watch Professor Robert Thurman’s discussion of the contemporary situation in the US Congress...

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Upaya News » Practicing G.R.A.C.E.: How to Bring Compassion Into Your Interactions With Others

Upaya News » Practicing G.R.A.C.E.: How to Bring Compassion Into Your Interactions With Others | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

Ironically, in a time when we hear the phrase “compassion fatigue” with increasing frequency, compassion as we are defining does not lead to fatigue. In fact, it can actually become a wellspring of resilience as we allow our natural impulse to care for another to become a source of nourishment rather than depletion.

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Buddhist Economics: More love and bikes - Telegraph

Buddhist Economics: More love and bikes - Telegraph | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
Sulak Sivaraksa, author of The Wisdom of Sustainability: Buddhist Economics for the 21st Centry, tells Robert Miller why Buddhism will help to conserve dwindling commodity reserves and how charges of treason for criticisms of Thailand's Royal...
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Awakening Wednesday: Buddhism and Worker Rights | Joshua Eaton

Awakening Wednesday: Buddhism and Worker Rights | Joshua Eaton | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

A collection of Buddhist teachings on worker rights from Joshua Eaton...

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The Dharma and the Border

The Dharma and the Border | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

Last night, the deep quiet of the Upaya Zen Center temple embraced 20 visitors who started their journey a week earlier in Tijuana, Mexico. The Caravan for Peace and Justice with Dignity is comprised of men and women who have lost loved ones to the “drug war” waged by the United States since the 1970s....

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Zen Buddhist Temple in Pennsylvania Endangered by Natural Gas Fracking | Sweeping Zen

Zen Buddhist Temple in Pennsylvania Endangered by Natural Gas Fracking | Sweeping Zen | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

Mount Equity Zendo is located in the small rural village of Pennsdale in central Pennsylvania, twenty minutes from Williamsport...

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Krista Tippett with Roshi Joan Halifax on rites of passage, rituals and death

Roshi Joan Halifax has had a career as colorful as the Hall of Philosophy platform from which she spoke. She's a medical anthropologist, an author, a social ...
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Compassionate Earth Manifesto by Shodo Spring | Sweeping Zen

Compassionate Earth Manifesto by Shodo Spring | Sweeping Zen | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

As humans, we usually think that we are separate from the natural world and entitled to use it for our own ends... Even Buddhists rarely live in accordance with the very clear teachings of their religion on this subject.

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Dharma of Food Justice: Call For Submissions! | Turning Wheel Media

Dharma of Food Justice: Call For Submissions! | Turning Wheel Media | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

For the month of July at Turning Wheel Media, help us highlight issues of food justice! Submit your prose, poetry, photographs, interviews, video, audio, and multi-media work by June 15th...

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His Holiness the Dalai Lama Urges Buddhists to Cease Violence Against Muslims

His Holiness the Dalai Lama Urges Buddhists to Cease Violence Against Muslims | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
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Dalai Lama: 'Killing People In The Name Of Religion Is Unthinkable'

Dalai Lama: 'Killing People In The Name Of Religion Is Unthinkable' | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
By Ian Simpson COLLEGE PARK, Md., May 7 (Reuters) - Exiled Tibetan spiritual leader the Dalai Lama on Tuesday decried Buddhist monks' attacks on Muslims in Myanmar, saying killing in the name of religion was "unthinkable." ...
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Good to hear His Holiness speaking out on this...

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Buddhist Education for Social Transformation in Thailand

Buddhist Education for Social Transformation in Thailand | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
Ouyporn Khuankaew and Ginger Norwood are two Buddhist feminist activists based in Thailand who co-founded the International Women's Partnership for Peace and Justice (IWP) in 2002. Through IWP, Ouy...
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NEW BOOK! This Precious Life: Buddhist Tsunami Relief and Anti-Nuclear Activism in Post 3/11 Japan | JNEB

NEW BOOK! This Precious Life: Buddhist Tsunami Relief and Anti-Nuclear Activism in Post 3/11 Japan | JNEB | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
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The System Stinks: Buddhism From Personal to Political & Planetary

The System Stinks: Buddhism From Personal to Political & Planetary | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
How do we accept things as they are *and* fight to change them?

 

An edgy new initiative from the Buddhist Peace Fellowship....

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Bodhisattvas and Political Engagement

Bodhisattvas and Political Engagement | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
Should Bodhisattvas become involved in the political arena as a method of helping everyone attain the requisites of a spiritual life?
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The Meaning of "Personal Responsibility" - A Buddhist Response to Mitt Romney

The Meaning of "Personal Responsibility" - A Buddhist Response to Mitt Romney | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

To preach personal responsibility without preaching interdependence seems to isolate our view of life outside of its true context...

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A Buddhist Perspective on Workers' Rights: Mushim Ikeda-Nash

A Buddhist Perspective on Workers' Rights: Mushim Ikeda-Nash | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
Today’s quote, from Mushim Ikeda-Nash, really more of a short essay, comes with a call to action — and is very appropriate given that today is Labor Day. Mushim is a dharma teacher, diversity...
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An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia

An Open Letter from the Buddhist Community on Islamophobia | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

(from Danny Fisher and Joshua Eaton)

 

As disciples of the Buddha who live in the West, we would like to take the holy month of Ramadan as an opportunity to express our growing concern about Islamophobia, both within our governments and within the Buddhist community worldwide...

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Why Guerrilla Theater? A Behind the Scenes Look at “Who Speaks?” | Turning Wheel Media

Why Guerrilla Theater? A Behind the Scenes Look at “Who Speaks?” | Turning Wheel Media | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

It was January. I had suddenly stepped in as Acting Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship while Sarah Weintraub went on temporary disability, trying to get healthy...

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Food Stamps, Clothing, Shelter, Medicine: Where We Meet Freedom | Turning Wheel Media

Food Stamps, Clothing, Shelter, Medicine: Where We Meet Freedom | Turning Wheel Media | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it

My first experience in food justice was delicious. I scooped it up with a shovel-sized serving spoon from a bottomless platter of intentionally blessed local organic righteousness. It was fresh bright crunchy green, pale yellow creamy, deep orange sunsets, and vibrant dancing reds. I was on my first meditation retreat in the Vipassana (Insight Meditation) tradition. I was eating lovingkindness in every bowl....

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Mindfulness for Military Vets

Mindfulness for Military Vets | Socially Engaged Buddhism | Scoop.it
On a day when the New York Times headline story is  “Suicides Outpacing War Deaths for Troops,” I wanted to call your attention to some good work going on with returning combat veteran...
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