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Dharma in Action: Colombia

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Good to be in touch with all of you again following Rohatsu sesshin. It was a beautiful experience, capped off by the 70 of us who sat Rohatsu going outside early on the dawn of December 8 to watch the morning star rise over the mountains just outside of Santa Fe. What a moment!

Here’s an interesting announcement that recently came to my attention. In the coming year, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship is co-sponsoring a “Dharma in Action Fellowship” with the Fellowship of Reconciliation. From the BPF website:

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship is looking for a Buddhist activist to work for peace in Colombia through the Dharma in Action Fellowship (DIAF).  The DIAF Fellow will be placed with the Fellowship of Reconciliation’s peace team to provide nonviolent protective accompaniment to threatened peace activists in Colombia, while exploring the relationship between Buddhism and activism.

Applications are due January 3, 2011!

More details are available from BPF here.


If you enjoyed this post, I invite you to visit my other website: The Liberated Life Project — a personal transformation blog with a social conscience.

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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