Is it important for the peace activist to cultivate inner peace? To reduce violence in the world, do we need to develop nonviolence in ourselves? Hozan Alan Senauke has extensive experience in both the inner and outer pursuit of peace. A practitioner of Zen Buddhism for over 30 years, he founded Clear Water Project to support engaged Buddhist action for social change. In the last several years, Clear View has supported India’s ex-untouchable Buddhists, and Burma’s monks, nuns, and activists in their yearning for democracy.
Hozan Alan Senauke is a Soto Zen Buddhist priest in the tradition of Shunryu Suzuki Roshi. Alan serves as vice-abbot of Berkeley Zen Center, where he lives with his wife Laurie, and is the founder of the Clear View Project. He was executive director of Buddhist Peace Fellowship from 1991 through 2001, and remains active in BPF as Senior Advisor. Alan is also a member of the International Network of Engaged Buddhists Advisory Council. In another realm, Alan has been a close student and active performer of American traditional music for nearly fifty years.
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