There’s a great account of the INEB (International Network of Engaged Buddhists) conference on Wanderingdhamma’s blog. An excerpt:
This past weekend, November 15-17, the International Network of Engaged Buddhism (INEB) held their “Festival of Peace and Social Transformation” in order to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the organization. The mornings of Friday, Saturday, and Sunday were devoted to panels on key issues of Engaged Buddhism and the organization of INEB. On Friday there were a series of panels dealing with the history of INEB— their successes and failures. Saturday’s panels consisted of key trends in Engaged Buddhism such as economic justice, environmental justice, nationalism and ethnicity, and gender issues. On Sunday panelists discussed the future of Engaged Buddhism and INEB—the vision for the future of the movement with a focus on new programs and youth involvement.
The author of this blog is Brooke Schedneck, a Ph.D. candidate of Asian Religions currently living in Thailand. I look forward to reading more on her excellent blog.