Socially Engaged Buddhism

On 18-19 June 2011 the European Buddhist Union organized an informal networking workshop at the Naropa Institute in Cadzand, the Netherlands. Socially engaged Buddhist networks from the United States, Asia and Europe were represented.  The purpose of the brainstorming weekend was  to share ideas on how Buddhism can contribute to a better world, to evaluate the links between Buddhist practice and social engagement,  to encourage communication and support among existing Buddhist initiatives worldwide. Laszlo Zsolnai participated in the workshop representing the Buddhist Economics Research Platform. A memorandum about Socially Engaged Buddhism was created by the workshop participants. Letter from Cadzand on Socially Engaged Buddhism.pdf