Zen Peacemaker Affiliate
Clear View Project
Providing Buddhist-based training for social change and direct relief around there world and in the U.S. based on ongoing relationship with common ties and organizations in need.
Tell us a bit about how your group was concieved
We formed shortly after the Saffron Revolution in Burma in 2007 in order to support monks, nuns, and activists in prison and in exile. From there, our work expanded based on personal relationships.
Tell us about one exciting project, program, or other offering you are currently working on.
Working closely for the last ten years with young engaged Buddhists in India, who are emerging from the oppression of untouchability, got take up Buddhist practice and social action as a way of sharing their libertine vision. I have a book about this--"Heirs too Ambedkar."
How do the Three Tenets inform your social engagement?
This is difficult to encapsulate. I use the three tenets in approaching and understanding the situations we encounter. And I teach them in our trainings as a necessary element of dharma and social reflection.
What is the most meaningful challenge your organization Faces?
The essential challenge is to share the circumstances and inspirational work of the communities we work with to western Buddhist communities which are often woefully uninformed (and often uninterested) in what is going on in Asia, where Buddhism was born.
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Clear View Project -
Berkeley, CA