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Bodhisattvas Needed in Louisiana

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photo from U.S. Coast Guard

Here’s the idea of the day, from Hozan Alan Senauke of the Clear View Project: How about a Buddhist brigade to Louisiana to help with clean up from this huge mess of an oil spill that will hit land soon? The consequences are projected to be devastating.

Here’s a small resource list to get this off the ground:

  • OIL SPILL CLEANUP–To volunteer: 1-866-448-5816.If you have a boat: 425-745-8017. To report oiled wildlife: 1-866-577-1401. Spill-related damages: 1-800-440-0858. (Please repost.)

If you’re interested in connecting with other dharma practitioners who want to go to the Gulf region to volunteer, feel free to comment on this post and find each other.

Who wants to take the ball and run with it?

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.

2 responses »

  1. Pingback: “Bodhisattvas Needed in Louisiana” « Rev. Danny Fisher

  2. Update:
    Lutheran Episcopal Services in Mississippi (LESM) Recovery Camps are now housing and feeding volunteers and contractors for oil spill clean-up. For up-to-date availability and pricing please contact:

    Camp Victor
    (228) 875-0313

    Ministries Mission on the Bay
    (228) 466-2900


    For more info on LESM, see:


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