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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 […]

Juko-in, a solar powered green temple community inside Tokyo

International Project on Energy

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Societies of Sustainability and Sufficiency: Learning from Fukushima & Building Green Temple Communities The Japan Network of Engaged Buddhists (JNEB) is building an international exchange and networking program that exposes foreign Buddhists, other religious professionals, activists, and media to: the realities of life in Fukushima, the dislocations caused by nuclear energy in other parts of Japan, community […]

Dying, Bereavement, Psycho-Spiritual Care, and Buddhist Chaplaincy

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The Rinsho Buddhism Chaplaincy Training Program: Level One Lecture Series Year II (2014-15) Journey Through Dukkha: The Suicide Prevention Priests of Japan Enter into Structural Violence and Connect to Social Change (April 15, 2014) Psycho-spiritual disease and the struggle with mortality is a pressing matter in contemporary Japan on a number of fronts. In the next forty to fifty years, roughly eighty […]