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The Potential for Inter-Cultural Peace among Buddhists-Muslims-Hindus in Asia

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group The Engaged Buddhism Study Group began in Tokyo in 2004 initiated by the Zenseikyo Foundation & Buddhist Council for Youth and Child Welfare and the AYUS International Buddhist Cooperation Network along with some other individual engaged Buddhists in order to examine the ways Buddhists could confront a variety […]

Panel discussion with Prof. Dr. Naohito Shimoyama, Head of the Department of Palliative Medicine at Tokyo Jikei Medical University (far left) and Prof. Takaki Ito of the Graduate School of Applied Religious Studies at Sophia University (second left)

Contemplative Care & Spirituality: Going Beyond Mindfulness Practice for Being with Suffering & Grief

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A Public Symposium presented by the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism the Sophia University Institute of Grief Care the Tokyo Jikei Medical University Palliative Care Center  November 4, 2017 Tokyo Jikei School of Medicine, Tokyo Introduction The practice of Buddhist based mindfulness meditation is now sweeping the world. Entering various secular fields like business, medicine, and […]

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group

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The New International Engaged Buddhism Study Group 2018 Spring Series March 5 (Mon.) Theme: Interfaith Solidarity for the Environment & the Potential of the Eco-Temple Movement Guest: Rev. Fletcher Harper Executive Director of GreenFaith (U.S.A) Rev. Harper is an Episcopal priest and the Executive Director of GreenFaith, one of the oldest religious-environmental organizations in the United States. GreenFaith’s […]

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Buddhist Approaches to Dying and Hospice Care in Taiwan

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A Public Symposium sponsored by The Dharma Drum Institute of Liberal Arts in conjunction with The International Network of Engaged Buddhists (INEB) 18th General Conference November 22, 2017 Dharma Drum Mountain Temple One of the outstanding examples of Taiwanese Engaged Buddhism is the development of Buddhist based hospice care and the training of ordained sangha […]

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Public Symposium: Mindfulness Practice for Being with Suffering & Grief

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A Public Symposium presented by the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism the Sophia University Institute of Grief Care the Tokyo Jikei Medical University Palliative Care Center Contemplative Care & Spirituality Mindfulness Practice for Being with Suffering & Grief 日本語の案内へこちら 同時通訳あり November 4, 2017 Tokyo Jikei School of Medicine 1 Flr. Lecture Hall, Building #2, Nishi […]

April 19, 2017 Public Gathering
No Nukes and the U.S Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement in Tokyo

Requesting a Radical Review of the United States-Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement

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Drafted at the April 19, 2017 Public Gathering No Nukes and the U.S Japan Nuclear Cooperation Agreement Addressed to: Shinzo Abe – Prime Minister Fumio Fujita – Minister for Foreign Affairs Hiroshige Seko – Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hirokazu Matsuno – Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Yoshiaki Oka – Atomic […]

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Considering “Life (Inochi) Care”: What Sort of Spiritual Care Can be Adapted to Japanese Spirituality?

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Public Symposium sponsored by the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism and the Kyoto University Kokoro (Heart-Mind) Center Kyoto September 15, 2016 Recently in Japan, there is increasing energy towards cultivating religious professionals for practice and service in various clinical (rinsho) environments. From the standpoint of the Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism, we have the basic […]

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Buddhism and Spirituality in Taiwan’s Anti-Nuclear, Environmental & Democracy Movement

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Jonathan S. Watts In January 2015, our JNEB International Project on Energy group consisting of Rev. Hidehito Okochi, Mika Edaki of AYUS, Tom Eskildsen, and Jonathan Watts visited Taiwan. After visiting South Korea in July of 2014, this was the second leg of building solidarity among Buddhists and other religious leaders working on anti-nuclear issues […]

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Contemplative Engagement: The Development of Buddhist Chaplaincy in the United States & Its Meaning for Japan

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Jonathan S. Watts Rev. Hitoshi Jin The Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged Buddhism (臨床仏教研究所)  Skip to: Part 2: Understanding “Spiritual Care” Part 3: Introducing “Contemplative Care” Part 4: The Role of Medical Professionals in Spiritual and Contemplative Care Part 5: Shifting from the Individual to the System Part 6: Conclusion: Lessons and Challenges for Japan Introduction The Rinbutsuken Institute for Engaged […]