Posts Tagged ‘Alan Senauke’

The Climate Emergency: A Buddhist Response

May 9, 2009

A Buddhist Response to
The Climate Emergency

with an introduction by

David Loy and John Stanley

and contributions from

Dalai Lama XIV … Gyalwang Karmapa XVII … SakyaTrizin Rinpoche … Dudjom Rinpoche … Chatral Rinpoche … Thrangu Rinpoche … Dzongsar Khyentse Rinpoche … Ato Rinpoche … RinguTulku Rinpoche … Chokyi Nyima Rinpoche … Tsoknyi Rinpoche … Dzigar Kongtrul Rinpoche … Bhikkhu Bodhi … Robert Aitken … Joanna Macy … Joseph Goldstein … Taigen Dan Leighton … Susan Murphy … Matthieu Ricard … Hozan Alan Senauke … Lin Jensen … Thich Nhat Hanh [details]

Read the related pan-Buddhist declaration. And please sign it to show your support.


…Gaza and the Ritual of Mutual Destruction

January 6, 2009

image - gaza-children-2008 - from The Buddhist Channelby Hozan Alan Senauke

Gaza is burning. The violence must end before anything else can happen. We can all think nice thoughts about right and wrong, who acted first, who acted worst. We can argue about politics — national, international, geopolitical, corporate. Whatever intellectual thread my mind pulls at quickly comes to a hopeless tangle. [article]

BPF Executive Director Ordained

September 23, 2008

from Hozan Alan Senauke…

Ekai Zenju Earthlyn Manuel, BPF’s executive director, received ordination as a Zen priest in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi on Saturday, September 20th at San Francisco Zen Center, from her teacher Zenkei Blanche Hartman. A large circle of family, friends, dharma brothers and sisters were there to witness and celebrate.
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One-Year Anniversary of the Saffron Revolution

September 10, 2008

The International Burmese Monks Organization (IBMO) has called for September 26 to be a Day of Action for Burma…

Western Buddhists owe a debt of gratitude to the Burmese for helping to bring the Buddha’s teachings to the West. They have kept and treasured the dharma for two thousand years. Whether Theravadan, Mahayana or Vajrajana, all Western Buddhists have been touched by the depth of Burmese Buddhism. And now many monasteries remain closed and thousands of monks remain unaccounted for. [article]

BPF Statement on the Uprisings in Tibet

March 14, 2008

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As hundreds of Buddhist monks and ordinary citizens take to the streets of Lhasa protesting Chinese occupation of Tibet, like their brothers & sisters in Burma last September, they have been met with beatings and bullets. Lhasa’s Drepung, Sera, and Ganden monasteries have been closed and surrounded by troops for the last three days. Yet the monks are undeterred, and continue to protest in Tibet’s cities wherever possible.

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Workshop: The Dharma of Martin Luther King, Jr.

December 31, 2007

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Hozan Alan Senauke will lead a workshop on The Dharma of Martin Luther King, Jr., January 11–13 [in Durham, NC]. The workshop will begin on Friday night at 7:30. The workshop will continue on Saturday from 9:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. Hozan Sensei will give a public Dharma Talk on Sunday morning at 10:30, and the workshop will continue until mid-afternoon on Sunday. Lunch will be provided on Saturday and Sunday.

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Delegation Finds Burma Cloaked in Fear

December 15, 2007

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Delegation member Alan Senauke of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship said, “Wherever we went, people were very happy to meet with us, and welcomed the news that the world was still watching Burma, despite propaganda that things had returned to ‘normal.’ They asked us to carry the message that the crackdown is active and ongoing; that ‘normal’ for Burma under the military regime is a state of fear and repression.” Read the rest of this entry »