From August 9th to 14th, 2010, the Zen Peacemakers will be hosting “The First Symposium for Western Socially Engaged Buddhism”, in Montague, MA. It will be a gathering of leading Western activist practitioners, sponsors, and academics in this ever-important and growing field. A prominent figure from the world of Socially Engaged Buddhism, Mirabai Bush, the Founder and Senior Fellow of the Center for Contemplative Mind in Society and co-founder of the Seva Foundation, recently sat down with Tricycle‘s contributing editor Joan Oliver to discuss the Symposium. To learn more about the Symposium for Socially Engaged Buddhism this August in Massachusetts, click here. To watch Joan Oliver’s interview with Zen Master Bernie Glassman on the Symposium, click here. To watch Bernie Glassman’s conversation with actor Jeff Bridges on the Symposium, click here.