Past Calendars from The Jizo Chronicles…
Jan 7 – 12: Mindfulness Meditation Retreat. Meditation and yoga, as well as an introduction to socially engaged Buddhist teachings with Ouyporn Khuankaew. Where: Mae Rim, northern Thailand. For more info:
Jan 24 – Feb 10: Path of Freedom webinar training with Sensei Fleet Maull. Training for those interested in prison dharma work. Where: Virtually anywhere! This is an online course. For more info:
Jan 27 – Feb 6: Universal Peace March organized by the Youth Buddhist Society Where: Jaipur, India For more info:
March 8 – 9: Complexity, Spirituality, and Compassion. A retreat with Merle Lefkoff, exploring how complexity theory and Buddhist teachings can be applied to global suffering. Where: Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM For more info:
March 18: Peace Rising! The Power of Nonviolent Communication. Where: Wilmington, NC More info
March 26: Buddhist Women’s Conference “Expressing Dharma: Creativity in the Present Moment.” Where: Chicago, IL More info:
April 24: Dhamma and Society: Working from the Inside Out in the U.S. and Burma. Day-long retreat with U Pyinya Zawta, Alan Senauke and Tempel Smith. Where: Spirit Rock Meditation Center, Woodacre, CA. Click here for more info.
April 25 – May 12: Path of Freedom webinar training with Sensei Fleet Maull. Training for those interested in prison dharma work. Where: Virtually anywhere! This is an online course. For more info:
April 29 – 30: Healing Ecology: A Buddhist Perspective on the Eco-Crisis with David Loy. This event is a benefit for Japan Earthquake relief. Where: Olympia Zen Center, Olympia, WA For more info:
April 3o – May 9: Sustaining Resistance – Empowering Renewal. This retreat offers a range of tools, collective and personal, which can make our activism more effective. Where: Ecodharma Centre, Catalunya. For details see
June 12 – 18: Sakyadhita 12th Annual Conference. Annual gathering of Sakhyadhita, the international association of Buddhist women. Where: Bangkok, Thailand. For details:
June 25: “Transforming the Self, Transforming Society” A workshop led by Ken Jones, noted Buddhist scholar, founder of the UK Socially Engaged Buddhists Network, and author of The New Social Face of Buddhism. Where: Dublin, Ireland. For details: Please contact Mark Price, Socially Engaged Buddhists’ Network, (086) 3454332.
July 9: A Talk for World Peace with His Holiness the Dalai Lama. A free public talk in Washington, DC. For more info:
July 29 – 31: Discovering the Emerging Face of Buddhism. Conference organized by Buddhist Geeks, speakers include Diana Winston and Vincent Horn. Where: Los Angeles, CA For details:
Aug 12 – 14: Charnel Ground Practice and the Five Buddha Families with Sensei Fleet Maull. Where: Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM. For more info:
Aug 19 – 21: Bearing Witness to the Oneness of Life. Retreat with Roshi Bernie Glassman. Where: Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM For more info:
Sept 10: Worldwide Walk of Compassion to Feed the Hungry, organized by Buddhist Global Relief. Where: Main walk is in New York City, but can be done anywhere in solidarity. Other walks scheduled for Brooklyn, NY, San Jose, CA, and Milford, MI. For more info:
Sept 11: By Love Alone: A Day of Meditation on the 10th Anniversary of 9/11 organized by the Interdependence Project, the Shambhala Center, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and more. Where: Governor’s Island, NYC For more info:
Sept 11: Floating Lantern Ceremony with interfaith prayer and meditation, Buddhist chant for 9/11 victims and 3/11 Japanese earthquake and Tsunami victims. Where: NYC, Pier 40 on the Hudson River. For more info:
Sept 11: Hands Across the Golden Gate Bridge, a different commemoration of the 9/11 tragedy, co-sponsored by Code Pink, Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and others. Where: San Francisco. Click here for more info.
Sept 11: BuddhaFest 9.11 — A Weekend of Peace, Compassion, and Forgiveness. Where: Washington, DC. For more info:
Sept 12 – 29: Path of Freedom webinar training with Sensei Fleet Maull. Training for those interested in prison dharma work. Where: Virtually anywhere! This is an online course. For more info:
Sept 24: All-Night Meditation: Raising Money for the African famine at Gaia House. Where: Devon, UK. For more info:
Feb 12 – 14: Ready from Within A Quaker/Buddhist interfaith program exploring the spiritual dimensions of social action. Where: Oxfordshire, UK. More info:
March 2 – May 10: Walk for a Nuclear-Free Future The monks and nuns of the Nipponzan Myohoji Peace Pagoda will lead a Walk for a Nuclear Free Future to offer prayer and call attention to the United Nation’s review of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty. Where: Their route will take them from Buffalo, NY, to New York City. Click here for more info.
March 7 – June 1: ZENVC Ango: Practicing Everyday Life. ZENVC Ango is a three-month intensive in the fire of your daily life, offering deep study and reflection, skillful means, and lots of support for those who respond to this calling. Where: A virtual practice period done you’re your home, with a concluding 7-day retreat in North Carolina. Click here for more info.
March 18 – 21: Buddhism Without Borders. The Institute of Buddhist Studies hosts this conference on contemporary developments of Buddhism in the West. Where: Berkeley, CA More info:
March 23 – 24: The Dharma of Living Systems and the Work That Reconnects A workshop with Joanna Macy. Where: Upaya Zen Center, Santa Fe, NM More info:
April 1 – 4: Zen Peacemakers Street Retreat. Where: Washington DC More info:
April 11 – 16: Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda. In Partnership with Memos: Learning From History and many other Rwandan NGO partners, the Peacemaker Institute is proud to announce the first Bearing Witness Retreat in Rwanda. More info:
April 24: Joanna Macy and Jonathan Gustin: Finding Our Purpose at the Time of the Great Turning. Where: San Francisco, CA. More info:
May 1: Fifth Annual Buddhist Women’s Conference: Dharma in Motion. Offers an opportunity for Buddhists to share experiences, to deepen our spiritual lives, and to discuss the Dharma and its action in our lives. Where: Chicago, IL More info:
May 1 – 5: Zen Peacemakers Retreat on Bearing Witness to the Greek Refugee Issues. Where: Athens and Lesbos, Greece. More info:
May 1 – May 10: Sustaining Resistance, Empowering Renewal This workshop offers a range of tools, collective and personal, which can make our activism more effective. Where: in a remote and wild valley in the Catalan Pyrenees. Click here for more info.
May 12 – 15: Zen Peacemakers Street Retreat. Where: Zurich, Switzerland. More info:
June 7 – 11: Auschwitz Retreat. Organized by the Zen Peacemaker Community. Please Note: This Retreat is fully subscribed! We are accepting folks for a waiting list.
June 18. Zen Peacemakers Mother House is opening a residence program.
July 3 – 10: Fifth Annual Inner Justice Intensive for agents of social change, led by angel Kyodo williams. Where: Oakland, CA More info:
July 16 – 25: “Women Allies for Social Change: Exploring Buddhism and feminism for personal and social transformation.” With Ouyporn Khuankaew. Where: Chiang Mai, Thailand. More info:
July 19 – 23: Non-Violent Living Retreat with Zee Zee, Sundari and Bhaktika. Where: Amida Trust Retreat Centre in France. More info:
August 2 – 6: Eco-therapy Experential Programme with Caroline Brazier Prasada and Gina Clayton Sundari. Where: Amida Trust Retreat Centre in France. More info:
Aug 5 – 8: Dharma at the Edge: Training in Socially Engaged Buddhism and Servant Leadership A workshop with Roshi Joan Halifax, Sensei Fleet Maull, and guest Jimmy Santiago Baca. Where: Santa Fe, NM More info:
Aug 9 – 15: Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism. A major gathering of Western Socially Engaged Buddhist activists, academics and sponsors. Speakers include Roshi Bernie Glassman, Roshi Joan Halifax, Hozan Alan Senauke, Paula Green, Frank Ostaseski, and more. Where: Montague, MA More info:
Sept 2 – 6: 12th Summer Workshop Retreat of the Network of Engaged Buddhists. Where: Chagford, Devon, United Kingdom. More info:
Sept 18: SIT for Change. The Buddhist Peace Fellowship community will be sitting together to care for ourselves while caring for the world. You can join us in Berkeley, or join us at a distance from your own location. It’s a day for you to practice mindfulness and awareness, while supporting the work of BPF and Center for Transformative Change. More info:
Sept 25 – 26: World Buddhist Conference: Living in Harmony When Things Fall Apart. Presenters include Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh, Roshi Joan Halifax, David Loy, Anchalee Kurutach. Where: Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. More info:
Oct 2: The Peace Pagoda’s 25th Anniversary. Celebrate with the good folks from Nipponzan Myohoji in Leverett, MA. No website, but … here’s the info you’ll need: Starts at 10 am with interfaith ceremonies and blessings, keynote address at 12:15 by Jim Douglass, lunch served at 1:30 for everyone. 100 Cave Hill Rd, Leverett, MA. Phone: (413) 367-2202
Oct 16: 10,000 Steps to Help Feed the Hungry organized by Buddhist Global Relief. Join this walk in South Orange, NJ, led by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi. Even if you’re not in New Jersey, you can still support this event online:
Oct 17: Sidewalk Sit: Contemplative Communities Against Prop L. Help protect public space by meditating on the sidewalks and reaching out to spiritual communities in opposition to Prop L, the proposed “Sit-Lie Law.” Where: San Francisco. For more info:
Oct 15 – 17: Buddhism in Canada: Global Conditions, Local Causes Issues addressed include gender equity and the Buddhist environmental movement. Where: UBC, Vancouver. More info:
Nov 1 – 5: Bearing Witness Auschwitz Retreat Bernie Glassman and the Zen Peacemakers are returning for the 15th year to the old site of the concentration camps of Auschwitz-Birkenau, in Oswiecim, Poland. Will include International Youth Cohorts from Israel, Palestine, Germany, Poland, Switzerland, United States and other countries.
Nov 19: Activist networking event for Burma. Featuring documentary film on Burma and meeting with the filmmaker, Jeanne Hallacy. Co-sponsored by the Burmese American Democratic Alliance, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, the Clear View Project, and others. Where: Berkeley, CA. For more info:
Dec 3: An evening with Hozan Alan Senauke. Dharma talk by Alan based on his new book, The Bodhisattva’s Embrace: Dispatches from Engaged Buddhism’s Front Lines. Where: Village Zendo, New York City. For more info:
Dec 18 2010 – Jan 8 2011: Exploring Ecodharma – Winter retreat. Three weeks to connect us with the inner and interpersonal resources which can help us respond to the cries of the world with courageous compassion. Where: Ecodharma Centre, Catalunya. For details see