Opening session at Kodosan on November 6, 2017

1st International Conference on Buddhism, Suicide Prevention, and Psycho-Spiritual Counseling

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Re-Awakening to Our Inter-connected World Hosted by the International Buddhist Exchange Center (IBEC) @ Kodosan the Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) Yokohama, Japan November 6-8, 2017 The Jodo Shin Hongan-ji Denomination Research Institute Ryukoku University Research Center for Buddhist Cultures in Asia (BARC) Kyoto, Japan November 9-10, 2017  Suicide in Japan and Buddhist Responses […]

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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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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 […]

Sister Takagi, Rev. Tanji, and Prof. Becker share their thoughts

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 […]