Western Socially Engaged Buddhism Symposium

The Buddhist Channel, Aug 9, 2010

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

They are gathering leading Western activist practitioners, academics and sponsors of Socially Engaged Buddhism. The daily schedule includes: meditation, a key note address, 2 plenary panels, discussion groups, brain storming groups and evening entertainment.

The Symposium is being organized to promote the practice of Socially Engaged Buddhism, to inspire and encourage members of the Western Buddhist community to join this worldwide movement and to bring together the leading practitioners and theorists in this movement.

The mission of the Zen Peacemakers is to alleviate suffering in the world by promoting spiritual practice that includes meditation, study, direct social service, multi-faith cooperation and social enterprise.

Zen Master Bernie Glassman founded the Greyston Foundation in 1980, a holistic network of community development companies and not-for-profits working in the inner city of Yonkers, New York.
Today the Zen Peacemakers leads Bearing Witness retreats and trains leaders to create Zen Houses in the Greyston tradition.

As a leader in Socially Engaged Buddhism, the Zen Peacemakers also host an annual Symposium on the topic and release Bearing Witness, a FREE monthly online newsletter sharing the work of all Socially Engaged Buddhists.