Changes at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, the first organization in the U.S. devoted to socially engaged Buddhism (founded in 1978)… executive director Zenju Earthlyn Manuel is stepping down from her position, and Sarah Weintraub will be taking over as ED.
From a letter from Jesse Maceo Vega-Frey, BPF’s board president:
“[Sarah] is a human rights activist and member of the Bay Area Zen community. Sarah has extensive experience in socially engaged work, including three years with a Peace Community in Colombia, South America. She is grounded in an understanding of the Dharma, having grown up in the San Francisco Zen Center community and, after her return from Colombia, training for two years at Tassajara Zen Mountain Center.”
Best wishes to Zenju, who will be finishing up several book projects as well as continuing to lead meditation retreats, and congratulations to Sarah!