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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.

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Dharma in Action: Colombia

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Colombian Children (photo from BPF)

The Buddhist Peace Fellowship and the Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) are seeking a Buddhist practitioner for an exciting new project — the “Dharma in Action Fellowship.” This person would:

…join the FOR team to carry out nonviolent protective accompaniment to threatened activists in Colombia, while exploring the relationship between Buddhism and activism during one year of service in the field. The volunteer will carry out human rights protective accompaniment in Bogotá or the rural community of San José de Apartadó…

The Dharma in Action Fellow would be responsible for communicating reflections on the relationship between Buddhism and activism through a socially engaged listserve and/or a personal blog and upon completion of service will give a speaking tour, visiting Buddhist centers in the US to talk about his/her experience and insights while on the team in Colombia.

You can find out more about requirements and how to apply here.

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