Western Socially occupied Buddhism Symposium

The Zen Peacemakers are hosting a 6-day Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism from August 9 to August 14, 2010.

They are meeting leading Western protester practitioners, academics and supporters of Socially Engaged Buddhism. The daily program includes: meditation, a key note lecture, 2 plenary boards, discussion groups, brain attack groups and evening entertainment.

The Symposium is being prepared to encourage the practice of Socially Engaged Buddhism, to motivate and support members of the Western Buddhist community to connect this worldwide movement and to bring together the leading practitioners and theorists in this movement.

The task of the Zen Peacemakers is to improve distress in the world by supporting spiritual practice that comprise meditation, learn, direct social service, multi-faith cooperation and social enterprise.

Zen Master Bernie Glassman established the Greyston Foundation in 1980, a holistic network of community enlargement companies and not-for-profits functioning in the inner city of Yonkers, New York.

At present the Zen Peacemakers guides Bearing Witness leaves and trains leaders to produce Zen Houses in the Greyston tradition.

As an organizer in Socially Engaged Buddhism, the Zen Peacemakers also swarm an annual Symposium on the topic and liberate Bearing Witness, a FREE monthly online newsletter distribution the work of all Socially Engaged Buddhists.

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