Get inspired by our new EBU networks

Interested in Buddhist Chaplaincy, but no idea where to find more information? There might be someone on the other side of Europe (or next door to you) who can help you further. Actually there is. And there is on several other subjects too…

The EBU started some new ‘networks’. The goal is to connect and inform European Buddhists around a topic of shared interest. Have a look and see if you would like to take part in one (or more) networks or if you have information to share about the theme of the network …

Below are brief messages from some of our networks:

Message from Connecting Worldviews:

HH Dalai Lama and Archbishop Emeritus Tutu 2

“Although I strongly believe in the importance of a discourse between Buddhists and people of secular positions, my primary desire for the moment would be a discussion among Buddhists on what a Buddhist position and starting point on interfaith dialogue is or might be. Are there any positions defined, any papers written among European Buddhists that deal with that sort of basic questions? If so, is it merely concerning the Buddhist-Christian encounter, or does it include other religious beliefs?

Kurt Krammer, network coordinator Connecting Worldviews

Message from Veggie Dharma:

shabkar

“I contacted the people of Dharma Voices for Animals, and they will help us to generate content for the new Veggie Dharma network. We’ll start working on this in March.”

André Kalden, network coordinator Veggie Dharma

Message from Buddhist Chaplaincy:

San Michele

Online article: Free Inside _ A Course in Meditation for Prisoners

Online article: Meditating in the Living Hell of San Quentin Prison

written by Dario Doshin Girolami, network coordinator Buddhist Chaplaincy

Message from Rainbow Sangha:

UN Ban Ki Moon Human Rights

The winter issue 2016 of the magazine of ILGA Europe is on Religion and LGBTI-rights, with contributions from Munisha (network coordinator Rainbow Sangha) and Michael.

On the same topic, the EBU wrote an ‘open letter on violence towards sexual minorities‘ (25th of March 2012) in response to the call to “tackle the violence, decriminalise same sex relationships, ban discrimination and educate the public.” by UN Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon (at the meeting of the UN Human Rights Committee in Geneva on the 7th of March 2012).

And let yourself and your organisation be inspired by Centro Zen L’Arco that participates officially to the Gay Pride of Rome since 2012!

you can help too:

  • If you know of any interesting documents, books, videos or upcoming events linked to the themes, please contact the network coordinator
  • If you have experience about (or a great interest in) a subject and would like to join the network to exchange your views with other participants, please contact the network coordinator
  • If you would like to set up a new network around a topic of your interest and experience, please contact the president

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