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. Christopher Queen is an organizer of the Symposium, a lecturer on the study of religion at Harvard, and the author of four books; Action Dharma: New Studies in Engaged Buddhism (with Charles Prebish and Damien Keown), Engaged Buddhism in the West, American Buddhism: Methods and Findings in Recent Scholarship (with Duncan Ryuken Williams), and Engaged Buddhism: Buddhist Liberation Movements in Asia (with Sallie B. King). 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 Joan Oliver’s interview with Mirabai Bush on the Symposium, click here. To watch Bernie Glassman’s conversation with actor Jeff Bridges on the Symposium, click here.

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