About the EBU

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EBU networks

The EBU facilitates several networks. Via our operation networks we connect our members (National Unions and AGM), establish a structural dialogue with the European Institutions (European Affairs), and organise events and conferences.

We also support and run engaged Buddhist community networks on various themes all over Europe and make projects among our member organisations known to a wider public.

click here for a schematic overview of all EBU networks

If you want to contribute to the topic of a network (for example an article, a date for an event, a book, a video, …)  and/or if you would like to take part in a network, please email the network coordinator.

EBU Operation networks

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National Unions Committee

The National Unions Committee is the place where the National Buddhist Unions of Europe meet.

Coordinator: Trudy Fredriksson

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European Affairs team

The European affairs team represent the EBU to the Council of Europe, the European Union and other European organisations. The team also keeps the EBU and its member organisations informed about current European affairs.

Coordinator: Gabriela Frey

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EBU Events

Since it’s founding, the EBU has organised international conferences and congresses on Buddhism in Europe. 

Coordinator: Ron Eichhorn

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EBU AGM

Every year in September, representatives and volunteers from all traditions and all over Europe gather for the EBU Annual General Meeting (AGM), to share experience and shape the future of the EBU in workshops, dialogue and other activities.

Coordinator: EBU Council


Associated networks

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Buddhist Teachers in Europe

The purpose of this network is to facilitate open communication and understanding between European Buddhist Teachers of all Traditions.

Coordinator: Marcel Geisser


Shared interest networks

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Connecting world-views

A network to connect Buddhists with other world-views – theistic, non-theistic and atheistic – for a better mutual understanding and interaction.

Coordinator: Kurt Krammer

Buddhism and Women

Women and Buddhism

This network wants to provide news and information about the subject of “Women and Buddhism” to interested people in Europe.

Coordinator: Gabriela Frey

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Veggie Dharma

The Veggie Dharma network is dedicated to vegetarianism as a way of life for Buddhists of all schools.

Coordinator: André Kalden

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Rainbow Sangha

This network addresses the spiritual concerns of the Buddhist queer community in Europe and provides news and information about Buddhism and LGBTi to interested people.

Coordinator: Munisha


Experts’ networks

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Chaplaincy

The aims of the Buddhist Chaplaincy network are to offer support and training opportunities for those engaging with Buddhist Chaplaincy & to identify spiritual and pastoral needs within Buddhist communities to encourage greater community cohesion and social integration.

Coordinator: Dario Girolami


Other events and activities

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BAM

Despite Buddhism’s reputation for stillness and withdrawal from the world, Buddhists are also engaged in various social-change projects. Buddhist Action Month (BAM) is a month-long festival in June every year to celebrate and practice Buddhist social action. Buddhists of many traditions will be engaging together in socially beneficial activities, rooted in Buddhist inspired values.

The EBU also supports activities by its members & partners, and makes them known to a European-wide audience.

See the EBU Events Calendar for future events.

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