Dharma talk given by Alan Senauke at the Sacramento Buddhist Meditation Group.
Rev. Hozan Alan Senauke is a Soto Zen priest, activist, writer, and musician, honored as a "pioneer" of socially engaged Buddhism. He is vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, where he lives with his family. In 1991 Alan became Executive Director of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), where he worked until 2006. He is a founder of "Think Sangha," Buddhist social thinkers affiliated with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists in Thailand. In 2008 Alan founded the Clear View Project, focusing on social change and training in Asia, particularly in Burma and among the India’s Dalit Buddhists or untouchables. His book The Bodhisattva’s Embrace: Dispatches From Engaged Buddhism’s Front Lines, is published by Clear View Press. Alan’s CD of “buddhistic” music, Everything Is Broken, was released in late 2012.