Socially Engaged Buddhist Tweets (Twitters?)
If you’re into tweeting (and I make no judgment about you if you’re not), I’ve set up a list of socially engaged Buddhist Twitter accounts via the account that I maintain for the Upaya Chaplaincy Program (@UpayaChaplains). Some of the people and organizations on the list include Thich Nhat Hanh, Roshi Joan Halifax, One City (The Interdependence Project), the Prison Dharma Network, and Manzanita Village.
You can find the list here. I welcome your suggestions for additions to it.
I've been practicing and studying the Buddha way since 1994, and exploring the question "What is engaged Buddhism?" since the late 90s.
As former executive director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship and editor of its journal, Turning Wheel, I had the honor of meeting and working with many practitioners of engaged dharma, including Roshi Joan Halifax, Joanna Macy, Alan Senauke, and Robert Aitken Roshi.
I write about socially engaged Buddhism on my blog, "The Jizo Chronicles," as well as on the theme of personal and collective freedom on my website, "The Liberated Life Project." Through my Five Directions Consulting, I offer support to individuals and organizations who aspire to integrate awareness into their work.
Bernie and the Zen Peacemakers have twitter accounts now too (so do I). Thanks for all this great work you are dong. I hope we can work together across the nation to promote Socially Engaged Buddhism online.