The mission of the Buddhist Peace Fellowship (BPF), founded in 1978, is to serve as a catalyst for socially engaged Buddhism. Our purpose is to help beings liberate themselves from the suffering that manifests in individuals, relationships, institutions, and social systems. BPF's programs, publications, and practice groups link Buddhist teachings of wisdom and compassion with progressive social change.
The Buddhist Peace Fellowship envisions a future in which people from all backgrounds come into a heartfelt realization of our interconnection to each other and to the Earth. We believe that actions generated from this understanding will create societies guided by generosity, compassion, wisdom, and justice.
We spark conversation; train practitioners at the intersection of Buddhist wisdom and anti-oppression politics; and mobilize people to put our values into action, reducing the suffering of precious beings. Using a framework of Block, Build, and Be, we support spiritual activists to Block harm and oppression; Build inspiring alternatives to current systems; and Be in alignment with principles of liberation.
Our Dharma & Direct Action training equip participants with spiritual frameworks and tactical skills to improve contributions to local organizing; while our Block, Build, Be leadership retreat brings together talented, dedicated leaders from across the country in a diverse cohort to explore spirituality and social justice combined.