We use the term Community Engaged Buddhism to describe a way of practicing on the path of service and social action close to home, in the intimacy of a neighborhood and local community. It is about opening the doors for relationship with those who live nearby but have previously been “othered” and marginalized. Bread Loaf Mountain Zen has experimented with this path over the past years and recently opened a Zen House called Gather. Deeply rooted in the Three Tenets, the most important thing we do is keep the front door open and the porch lights on so people can find their way to Gather. We greet whoever comes to the door, and then we see what unfolds.
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