Network of Buddhist Activists
Discovering a community of political Buddhists can feel like a (mindful) breath of fresh air.
At BPF, we hope to provide spaces where all of us can be more fully ourselves: not just political, and not just spiritual, but both at once. We are not alone in our effort (at times, our struggle) to walk the nondual dharma path and climb toward the mountaintop of freedom in the social justice traditions.
When you join the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, you join a network of spiritual practitioners working to transform the world — and ourselves. We may not always agree with one another, but we need each other. The present state of the world requires transformation on a large, collective scale. We’d love to have you join us.
Luckily for us, there are many incredible people doing amazing dharma work for peace, liberation, and environmental defense. Over time, we hope the Network of BPF will grow so that more and more of us can find each other.
Resources for Engaged Buddhism
Members who want to engage in action in their own communities sometimes start BPF chapters. These actions may range from a dialogue group to public peaceful demonstration for peace.
Find out more about current BPF chapters
Austin Zen Center
The Bearing Witness Blog
Buddhist Global Relief Blog
Deep Conscious Capitalism
Gross National Happiness Movement
King Condemned US Wars
The Pluralism Project at Harvard
School for Wellbeing Studies and Research
Shambhala Sun Magazine
Listings of Centers
Social Action Sites
Buddhist Global Relief
Clear View Project
Fellowship of Reconciliation Peace Presence
God Bless the Whole World
United for Peace and Justice
US Social Forum
Donald Rothberg has an extensive list of Resources on Socially Engaged Buddhism