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Local Development and Spiritual Cultivation: Awakening Asian Youth to a Sustainable Future

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  October 8 (Tues.) Tsukiji Hongan-ji Temple, Tokyo October 12 (Sat.) Ryukoku University, Kyoto 日本語報告 Sponsored by: Mekong Watch AYUS International Buddhist Cooperation Network Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) We are all individually connected in communities and societies that must deal with various global issues such as climate change. The structure of social systems […]

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A Culture of Awakening: How Buddhism can provide an inclusive path to national and global co-existence

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group 2019 Spring Series June 26 (Wed.) 18:30-21:00 Guest: Harsha Navaratne Chairman of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) Chairman of the Sewalanka Foundation, Sri Lanka The recent church bombings in Sri Lanka and mosque shootings in New Zealand are yet another new set of examples of global, ethnic […]

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Tera (Temple) Energy: Priests Taking on the Challenge of Being Small Energy Providers An Interview with Rev. Ryogo Takemoto (Abbot & CEO) Bukkyo Times May 16, 2019 Rev. Ryogo Takemoto is the 41 year-old abbot of Saisho-ji, a Jodo Shin Hongan-ji Pure Land denomination temple located in Katsuragi City in Nara Prefecture. Last year in June, he established […]

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EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group 2019 Spring Series May 21 (Tue.) EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis  Guest: David R. Loy Teacher in the Sanbo-Kyodan Zen lineage Former Professor of International Studies, Bunkyo University Author of EcoDharma: Buddhist Teachings for the Ecological Crisis (2019) It is no exaggeration to say that today […]

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Standing at the Edge: Creating Balance and Resiliency in Psycho-Spiritual Care

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Special Seminar #2 with Rev. Joan Halifax Founder of the Upaya Zen Center Being With Dying Program April 22, 2019 In our ongoing work for suicide prevention and psycho-spiritual counseling at the International Buddhist Exchange Center (IBEC) of the Kodo Kyodan Buddhist Fellowship, we were truly blessed to host Roshi Joan Halifax for her second […]

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International Roundtable on Buddhist Psychology, Psycho-Spiritual Counseling, and Chaplaincy Training

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The Warmth of Connection: A Buddhist Path to the Realization of Healing Bangkok, Thailand March 12-15, 2019 Hosted by The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB)Sponsored by Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) Siam Network of Engaged Buddhists (SNEB) International Buddhist Exchange Center (IBEC) @ Kodosan, Japan reported by Jonathan S. Watts The era of […]

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A Holistic Approach to Environmental Protection and Community Development

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group 2019 Spring Series April 1 (Mon.) Guest: Phra Sangkom Thanapanyo Khunsiri Abbot of the Smart Pagoda, Chonburi, Thailand Over the last four decades, Japanese companies with the support of the Japanese government have been responsible for vast deforestation in a number of regions in Southeast Asia, including Thailand where most […]

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The Rinsho Buddhism Chaplaincy Training Program 5th Comprehensive Training Session (2018-19)

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While we exist in society, We hold on to one thought: Understanding the reality of birth, aging, sickness, and death, we take hold of the present moment Since opening its 1st Comprehensive Training Session in Tokyo in the Kanto region of Japan in the Spring of 2013, the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism has completed three full sessions […]

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Understanding the Interconnectedness of Personal and Social Suffering through Engaged Buddhism

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Special Seminar with Rev. Joan Halifax Founder of Upaya Zen Center Being With Dying Program December 17, 2018 Amidst a society immersed in a myriad of suffering, what can Buddhism do to confront the suffering of individuals? To answer this question, the International Buddhist Exchange Center at Kodosan hosted a special seminar on December 17 […]

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Building a Buddhist Temple Community as a Mechanism for Environmental and Social Change

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Shift the Power by Jonathan S. Watts[1] November 10, 2018 He has helped develop a micro-credit “Future Bank”, constructed temples and houses to last 100 years, and is working for a nuclear free Japan to “recover hope within 300 years”. Needless to say, Rev. Hidehito Okochi is a forward-looking Japanese Buddhist priest who has been […]