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Free Burma -
Due to a military government of isolationist economic mismanagement,
the 45 million people of Burma have lived without basic
human rights and in extreme poverty since 1962. This site
is dedicated to the Free Burma movement.
Coalition [US] - An umbrella group of organizations
around the world working for freedom and democracy in Burma.The
mission is to build a grassroots movement inspired by and
modeled after the anti-apartheid movement in South Africa.
Project [India] Buddhist-based school in Sarnath, India
dedicated to a holistic, transpersonal approach to education
for rural village children.
Gaia Trust -The
mission is to nurture awareness of the complementarity
of Buddhism and ecology through generating funds for Buddhist-inspired
ecological projects in Asia and the developing world.
Earth Sangha [U.S.]
- Founded in 1998 as a nonsectarian, nonprofit Buddhist
environmental organization, our mission is to encourage
the practice of Buddhism as an answer to the global environmental
crisis, and to do practical conservation work of a kind
that expresses the Buddhist ideal of compassion for all
Environmental Studies Institute [U.S.] - Formed in
1992 to coordinate Zen Mountain Monastery's activities
in the areas of environmental eduation, recreation, research,
Gay Buddhist Fellowship [US]
- supports Buddhist practice in the gay men's community,
addresses the spiritual concerns of gay men, and cultivates
a social environment that is exclusive and caring.
AIDS Project [US] - Provides free current HIV/AIDS
information, with links to local, national, and international
resources; Buddhist teachings, practice centers and events;
Complementary Alternative Medicine services. BAP hopes
to weave together communities of socially engaged Buddhists
who wish to lend a hand.
DharmaNet's Being with Illness and
Death page >>>
- UK and Amida
Trust - USA - a corps of people seriously interested
in developing humanitarian projects based on Buddhist principles
to help overcome suffering in the world.
Buddhist Peace Fellowship [U.S.]
Oldest socially engaged Buddhist nonprofit organization
in the US. Networking, activism, publications, international
and domestic human rights work, volunteer program, and
prison advocacy and ministry.
Network of Engaged Buddhists [Thailand]- commitment
to global community based on the universal truths of wisdom
and compassion. INEB's areas of concern have centered on
alternative education, non-violence, human rights, the
environment, women's issues, alternative development, and
the integration of spirituality and activism.
of Engaged Buddhists UK - Buddhists and others in the
United Kingdom engaged in peaceful social and political
action to create a better society.
Community - an interfatith community, training and
empowering peacemakers from around the world. Includes
Zen Peacemaker Order, Peacemaker Institute, Peacemaker
Villages and multiple resources for training.
- Buddhist Prison Chaplaincy [UK] - Provides Buddhist
chaplaincy within prisons as well as resources and networking.
Fellowship Prison Project [U.S.] - committed to rehabilitation
of prison industrial complex through advocacy, networking,
ministry, and correspondence with people in prisons and
Engaged Zen Foundation [U.S.]
- Project dedicated to teaching zen in the prison system.
Network [US]- Supports prisoners in the practice of
contemplative disciplines, with emphasis on the meditation
practices of the various Buddhist traditions. PDN also
promotes the Buddhist path of wakefulness and non-aggression
as an ideal means of self-rehabilitation and transformation.
Project [US] - Project of Zen Mountain Monastery that
supports prisoners through Buddhist ministry and correspondence.
Has nationwide network of volunteers.
for Social Engagement (BASE) [U.S.]
- Buddhist Peace Fellowship program which provides a structured
group format for volunteers to work in social service or
activism combined with Buddhist practice, training, study,
and community building. 6 month programs and local groups
Buddhist Compassion Relief
Tzu-Chi Foundation [Taiwan] - a non-profit organization
dedicated to helping the needy regardless of their age,
sex, race, and religion. The missions of the Tzu-Chi Foundation
are: Charity, Medical Care, Education, Culture, International
Relief, Bone Marrow Donation, Environmental Conservation,
Tourism Project (CRTP) [U.S.] -CRTP was established
to restore temples and other cultural artifacts to preserve
the dharma in the East. Our current project is the restoration
of a temple in Eastern Mongolia. CRTP uses volunteer-tourism
to fund the project.
Karuna Trust [India]
- Multiple projects including education, health, literacy,
housing for converted--now Buddhist-- former untouchables
Project [US] - Addressing the poverty of the Sagaing
Hills area of Burma, MettaDana focuses on four areas: public
health, education especially primary school, infrastructure
such as water supply,and preservation of architectural
symbols of the sacred.
Lanka] - A people's development movement founded
in 1958 in Sri Lanka.Sarvodaya has brought about grass-roots
initiative involvement and development of mind among thousands
of village people in Sri Lanka.
USA - founded in the US on the principles of the Sarvodaya
movement in Sri Lanka.
Friends of Tibet [U.S.] - works to alleviate
the suffering of Tibetan refugees throughout the world
by promoting cultural and educational activities that preserve
the heritage of Tibet, and by actively advocating self-determination
for the Tibetan people in their homeland.
International Solidarity in Asia [Italy] - A.S.I.A.
aims to develop the inherent capacities and experiences
within the Tibetan communities themselves to foster the
survival of their culture. ASIA promotes the training of
Tibetan youths in order to employ them in development projects.
Free Tibet - [India]
Tibetan Center for Human Rights and Democracy Ever since
the unprovoked invasion of Tibet by the People's Republic
of China in 1949, the fundamental human rights of the Tibetan
people have been intentionally and consistently violated.
This site is dedicated to the increasingly popular Free
for Tibet.[US]- International advocacy organization
dedicated to Tibetan autonomy.
of Lawyers for Tibet [US]. Advocates for self-determination
in Tibet. Through legal action and education, promotes
human rights, environmental protection, and peaceful resolution
of the situation in Tibet.
Milarepa Fund [US]
- non-profit organization started by the Beastie Boys in
1994 to raise funds to help the Tibetan people.
Association of Connecticut [US] - Working to preserve
the culture of the Tibetan people, to support the Tibetan
government-in-exile, to assist Tibetans relocating to Connecticut,
USA, and to establish contact with other Tibetan communities
and supporters of Tibet.
Official Web Site[India] - News, Tibet status, government
update, and cultural information.
Voice of Tibet Online -
providing unbiased news and information to Tibet through
daily shortwave radio broadcasts.
for Tibet - raising awareness of human rights abuse
of the Tibetan people through all forms of art.
Association of Buddhist Women [US] - Support organization
for Buddhist women worldwide, dedicated to empowering,
educating Buddhist women, and the development of the Bhikkhuni
sangha. Resources for women.
in Buddhism [US] - comprehensive collection of links
and resources on contemporary Buddhist women.
Tibetan Women Refugees.
Film documentary to educate about Tibetan women refugees
and their role in the preservation of Tibetan culture.
and Global Nonviolent Problem Solving, edited by Glenn
D. Paige and Sarah Gilliatt.
Dharma Page. - site dedicated to human rights and activist
news with specific focus on Tibet.
Journal of Buddhist Ethics -
Resource for Buddhist studies with online conferences on
issues relevant to socially engaged Buddhism.
Think Sangha Journal
- An occasional journal of the Think Sangha, a think tank
dedicated to social analysis. Recent issues include "The
Religion of the Market" and
"The Lack of Progress: Buddhist Perspectives on Modernity."
Dying. The Goals of the Institute are to provide the "mindfuel" and
the emotional support to "process" the normal
human reactions we have when exposed to critical events.
Grief support and training.
Reconciliation (FOR) - the largest, oldest interfaith
peace and justice organization in the United States. Since
1915, FOR has carried on programs and educational projects
concerned with domestic and international peace and justice,
nonviolent alternatives to conflict, and the rights of
for Beloved Community - (based on the Sarvodaya Shramadana
SEVA Foundation [US]
- Compassion in Action.
peace and human rights resources
Action Without Borders -
a global coalition of individuals and organizations working
to build a world where all people can live free, dignified
and productive lives
Co-Creating A Better World.
Community Peacemakers [Oakland
CA] - support a vast network of Bay Area (CA) educational
and spiritual centers and community and non-profit groups.
Community Trust Institute [Glenwood
Consumer - links socially responsible consumers with
their corporate counterparts.
Human Rights Watch -
dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around
The Hunger Project -
simply visiting this website helps feed hungry people around
Global Communication (IGC) - The Mission of IGC is
to advance the work of progressive organizations and individuals
for peace, justice, economic opportunity, human rights,
democracy & environmental sustainability through strategic
use of online technologies.
Bill of Human Rights & Responsibilities.
Nonviolence Web -
founded to bring Internet tools and online services to
organizations and activists working on peace, economic & social
justice, human rights, environmental protection, labor
issues & conflict
PeaceZine - online
peace magazine dedicated to promotion, education, and information
of World Peace.
a community of activists who are working together to create
our own media.
Random Acts of
Kindness Foundation - provides inspiration, leadership,
practical materials & programmatic support to the rapidly
growing Kindness Movement around the World. Our goal is
to promote and publicize in any way possible, the extraordinary
power and importance of simple human kindness.
Demining Project - working to abolish landmines.
Mountain Refuge for Environmental & Social Activists.
League for Peace and Freedom.