With the Buddhist Peace Fellowship as our parent organization, we are a group of New Hampshire Buddhist practitioners from a variety of practice communities and traditions (as well as geographically wide-spread in NH)

As of March 10th of 2014, we have hosted an exploratory meeting in Concord, and have meetings scheduled for Aryaloka near the seacoast and at Wonderwell near New London.    We also hope to hold a conference call for all who are interested in participating. 

ELIMINATING NH'S DEATH PENALTY

We also already have outstanding requests for Buddhist participation in the movement to eliminate NH's death penalty.  For more information about this movement, please go to nodeathpenaltynh.org.  We are also coordinating activities to support this movement.

Excerpts from the BPF Website:

THE BPF MISSION

Aware of the interconnectedness of all things, the Buddhist Peace Fellowship cultivates the conditions for peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability within our selves, our communities, and the world.

BPF CHAPTERS

Members who want to engage in action in their own communities sometimes start BPF chapters. These actions may range from a dialogue group to public peaceful demonstration for peace.

THE BPF MISSION

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.

WHO SHOULD JOIN BPF?

Buddhist Peace Fellowship is a home for people who both practice Buddhism and join in struggles for peace in our world.

We sit on a meditation cushion to practice with our difficult feelings of anger, fear, and shame, so that we can attend a peace rally with an unshakeable foundation of love and compassion.

We attend the rally knowing how deeply connected we are with each other and our world. We know that as long as there is violence, war, hatred, and delusion, we cannot know peace.

We come from a number of spiritual traditions, including many strands of Buddhism from Zen to Tibetan to Vipassana. Some of us study meditation or Buddhist thinkers, but don’t call ourselves Buddhists.

Whether your spiritual practice involves sitting on a cushion, chanting phrases for liberation, or offering warm-hearted kindness to your fellow travelers on public transit, Buddhist Peace Fellowship is unique in providing a non-denominational place for Buddhists and meditators to be politically active in the world from a place of mindfulness.



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