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Buddhism and Activism

An Open Letter From Buddhist And Yoga Teachers In Support Of The Occupy Movement

Ethan Nichtern | Posted 01.07.2012 | Religion
Ethan Nichtern

As teachers and leaders of communities that promote the development of compassion and mindfulness, we write to express our solidarity with the movement now in more than 1,900 cities worldwide.

Flashmob Meditators Occupy Wall Street

Wendi L. Adamek | Posted 12.03.2011 | Religion
Wendi L. Adamek

The meditators were no doubt derided as hopelessly naive by Wall Street Olympians. Absorbed by the lightning-fast cyberspace synapses of the global economic body, why would they even bother to look?

Monks As Social Workers: How Buddhism Helps Development

Katherine Marshall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Katherine Marshall

This interview is part of a series of conversations with faith-inspired activists, based on interviews led by Katherine Marshall for the Berkley Cente...

Buddhism and Activism: How Would Sid Produce Social Change?

Lodro Rinzler | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Lodro Rinzler

While it is fine to get involved in the political process or to engage in non-violent protests, I think Sid would also say that anything to do with other people can be considered social action.