Every major faith and Earth wisdom tradition offers inner resources for social action. I am especially grateful to Buddhist teachings for the inspiration and guidance they have given to my life and work.
The Buddha's central doctrine of the "dependent co-arising" reveals the dynamic interdependence of all phenomena. Its insight and practices help to free us from the prison cell of egocentricity, and from the greed, hatred, and delusion it engenders. The term Engaged Buddhism refers to the social application of these teachings, as they bring us into responsible and resilient relationship with the world around us.