ENGAGED BUDDHISM refers to Buddhists who are seeking ways to apply
the insights from meditation practice and dharma teachings to
situations of social , political , environmental, and economic
suffering and injustice . Finding its roots in
* 1 Asian Origins
* 2 Western Socially Engaged
The term was coined by the
Vietnamese Thiền Buddhist teacher Thích
Nhất Hạnh, inspired by the Humanistic
The term "Engaged Buddhism" has since been re-translated back into
Chinese as "Left-wing Buddhism" (左翼佛教) to denote the liberal
emphasis held by this type of Buddhism. The term has also been used as
a translation for what is commonly understood in China and Taiwan as
WESTERN SOCIALLY ENGAGED BUDDHISM
In the West, like the East, Engaged
In 1998, while on retreat in
Organizations such as the Buddhist Peace Fellowship , Buddhist Global Relief , the International Network of Engaged Buddhists , the Zen Peacemakers , led by Roshi Bernard Glassman , are devoted to building the movement of engaged Buddhists. Other engaged Buddhist groups include the Benevolent Organisation for Development, Health and Insight , Gaden Relief Projects, the UK's Network of Buddhist Organisations , Fo Guang Shan and Tzu Chi .
Prominent figures in the movement include Robert Aitken Roshi, Joanna Macy , Gary Snyder , Alan Senauke , Sulak Sivaraksa , Maha Ghosananda , Sylvia Wetzel , Joan Halifax , Tara Brach , Taigen Dan Leighton , Ken Jones , and Bhikkhu Bodhi .
* ^ Queen, Chris; King, Sallie (1996). _Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist
Liberation Movements in Asia_. New York: Albany State University
Press. p. 2. ISBN 0-7914-2843-5 .
* ^ Queen, Christopher (2000). _Engaged
* Uebel, Michael, and Shorkey, Clayton. " Mindfulness and Engaged Buddhism: Implications for a Generalist Macro Social Work Practice," in _ Mindfulness and Acceptance in Social Work: Evidence-Based Interventions and Emerging Applications_, Ed. Matthew S. Boone. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger Publications, 2014. 215-234. * Phra Paisal Visalo : _Buddhists Engaged in Social Development_ * Phra Paisal Visalo : _The path to social and inner happiness_
* Engaged Practice