Quote of the Week: Int’l Burmese Monks Organization
“The Saffron Revolution was and is essentially not a struggle for political power.
It is a revolution of the spirit that aims at changing Burma from the inside out.
With loving-kindness, we intend to change the hearts and minds of Burma’s generals,
returning them to their inborn buddha nature.”
—The International Burmese Monks Organization (Sasana Moli)
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.