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March 2010: Buddhism Without Borders at IBS

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The Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, CA, is planning what looks to be a great conference next March. “Buddhism Without Borders: Contemporary Buddhism in the West” will explore questions such as:

  • How has Buddhism outside Asia been shaped by diaspora and immigration?
  • How has the increase in global tourism, communication, and capitalism affected the way Buddhism is understood, taught, and practiced?

Speakers include Charles Prebish, Richard Hughes Seager, Eve Mullen, Duncan Ryūken Williams, Jeff Wilson, Wakoh Shannon Hickey and many others. The keynote address will be given by Prof. Thomas Tweed, author of The American Encounter with Buddhism and Crossing and Dwelling.
You can find out more about the conference and register here.

About Maia

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.

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