My friend Hozan Alan Senauke has just posted a good report on the International Network of Engaged Buddhists conference that took place in Chiangmai, Thailand, last week. Alan and I were colleagues at the Buddhist Peace Fellowship, and I admire his dedicated work to support the people of Burma through The Clearview Project.
An excerpt from the report:
I am grateful to the conference organizers for several opportunities I was given to present and share ideas. At the conference plenary, Ven. Dhammananda, the formidable Thai bhikkhuni, and I spoke about our experience and vision of engaged Buddhist community and organization. I helped my old friend Ouyporn Khuankaew explore issues of gender. On the last day I took part in an interfaith panel —Buddhist, Christian, Muslim — looking at spiritual practices that support our respective social action.