Saturday, June 03, 2017

For those seeking information about Engaged Buddhism and other issues related to Buddhist Social Justice Activism, here are some resources:

Engaged Buddhism


Other Buddhist Resources:









Bikkhu Bodhi on “Conscientious Compassion”: http://dharmaseed.org/talks/audio_player/86/39855.html (especially useful after the 25-minute mark, when he speaks of “moral outrage”)


Non-Buddhist resources:

This is a compendium of (non-Buddhist) resources on “Intervention and Deescalation” http://www.interventionanddeescalation.com

Several groups offer training as peace-keepers in Portland, and several groups offer training in Direct Action in Portland. 

From Me to We:


Sunday, May 07, 2017




Practicing peace
Embracing community
14th Annual Buddhist Festival in the Park
June 3, 2017 Creston Park
Powell Blvd  to SE 42nd and Rhone St
11:00 am to 4:30 pm
share buddhism
in community and gratitude
Buddhist talks and workshops
Activities for Children
Tabling by Buddhist Communities

Whether Buddhist or simply curious, all are welcome!

Saturday, May 06, 2017

Mission Statement Vision

Vision

Aware of the interconnectedness of all things, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship cultivates the conditions for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability within our selves, our communities, and the world.

Mission

The mission of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, is to serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems.

BPF’s programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change. The Buddhist Peace Fellowship works for peace from diverse Buddhist perspectives.

Buddhist Peace Fellowship embraces a triple treasure of compassionate action – learning, speaking, and doing.

Speaking/Communication: Our public voice brings Buddhist teachings into conversation with situations in the world, inspiring and informing action for peace.

Learning/Community: Our trainings strengthen Buddhist leadership for peace, and build socially engaged Buddhist communities.

Doing/Collaboration: As part of the mandala of social change, we act in collaboration with other organizations and individuals, working together to cultivate the conditions for peace.