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Friends of the Western Buddhist Order Bay Area

37 Bartlett St
San Francisco, CA 94110

Description of Organization

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Grant(s) Awarded

In late 2014, Friends of the Western Buddhist Order Bay Area received a grant in the amount of $2,500 to help pay for the cost of the International Western Dharma Teachers gathering that was held in Rhinebeck, NY in June 2015. The topic was exploring issues of relevance, heritage and innovation for today’s teachers. The gathering was an engaging, interactive gathering inclusive of differences and diversity and supportive of a depth of connection, exchange and learning. A diversity of teachers participated, inclusive of: various ordinations and lay teachers, all lineages, teachers of color and teachers of Asian Buddhist congregations, a spectrum of gender and sexual identity, multiple generations, teachers working in a variety of contexts and using different modalities (from traditional Buddhist to more secular approaches).