Talk by Hozan Alan Senauke on “Radical Buddhism and the Three Treasures: Liberty Equality and Community.” Buddhism’s Three Treasures: Buddha, Dharma, Sangha — mirror three principles emerging from the Western enlightenment tradition—Liberty, Equality, Fraternity (or Community). We locate the Three Treasures in our life and practice, folding in the radical communitarian practices of Martin Luther King’s “Beloved Community,” and Dr. B.R. Ambedkar’s radical Buddhism in modern India. Since these Three Treasures and principles are circular and all inclusive, we circle back to the world we live in here and now.
Alan is a Zen priest and vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center inCalifornia. As a Buddhist activist Alan works closely with the International Network of Engaged Buddhists and Buddhist Peace Fellowship. He is on the core faculty of Upaya Zen Center’s chaplaincy training program. In 2007 he founded Clear View Project,developing Buddhist-based resources for social change in Asia and the U.S. Alan has served as president of the Soto Zen Buddhist Association, a U.S. body of Soto Zen priests. In other lives Alan is a father, a musician, and writer.
This talk is sponsored by the DePaul University Department of Religion, Culture and Community, and co-sponsored by Buddhist Peace Fellowship Chicago, Ancient Dragon Zen Gate, and Lakeside Buddhist Sangha.