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Buddhadharma : Summer 2009
21 summer 2 00 9 buddhadharma: the practitioner’s quarterly For more on these and other stories visit: mahasanghanews.com (Left - Right): Carol Gansho O’Dowd, Debra Travis (standing in for lama Tsultrim Allione), and Jan willis. buddhist global relief JANwIllIS news Culture news Culture outstanding Women in Buddhism awards Nineteen women received Outstanding women in Buddhism Awards at a March 6 ceremony in Bangkok. The six American honorees were lama Tsultrim Allione, Joan Hogetsu Hoeberichts, Susan Pembroke, Bhikkuni Pannavati, Carol Gansho O’Dowd, and Jan willis. “The awards,” willis says, “provide inspiration and encouragement for Buddhist women practitioners around the world who, in spite of 2,600 years, are still struggling to practice in societies that are less than supportive of them.” The annual awards, held in honor of the United Nations’ International women’s Day, celebrate the accomplishments of Buddhist women in meditative practice, social work, community development, spreading the dharma, and peace activism. The honorees were selected by a panel of Buddhist scholars and practitioners and received their awards at a ceremony held at the Association for the Promotion of the Status of women. “The ceremony and the activities surrounding it,” willis says, “provided partici- pants with a great opportunity for sharing. It’s a chance for courageous women to meet, inspire each other, and learn about other women’s struggles and triumphs. The meetings and the networking will undoubtedly continue to bear fruit.” Buddhist Initiative takes on Global poverty In the Fall 2007 issue of Buddhadharma, scholar– monk Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi challenged western Bud- dhists to see dukkha as more than simply middle- class, gnawing dissatisfac- tion, and to embrace—as he put it—“the vast, cata- strophic suffering that daily overwhelms three-fourths of the world’s population.” He called upon western practitioners to balance their meditative practice with active expressions of compassion. To his surprise, the essay inspired some of his friends and students to form Buddhist Global Relief (BGR), a New Jer- sey-based organization dedicated to alleviating global poverty, especially hunger. Ven. Bodhi is now the BGR chairperson, assisted by a board of directors, voluntary members, and a panel of advisors, including David loy and Sharon Salzberg. To date, the organization has initiated three projects—in Vietnam, Sri lanka, and Burma. while BGR currently works in partnership with grassroots organizations already on the ground, the organizers hope it will eventually have its own teams. BGR is interdenominational, uniting Buddhist groups that share a vision of Buddhism that is actively committed to alleviating suffering. “I would like the work of BGR to also inspire other American Buddhists, in different parts of the country,” says Bhik- khu Bodhi, “to commence their own humanitarian projects.” news Culture Buddhist Global Relief has partnered with Save the Children in Burma (Myanmar) to support food and nutrition programs