We are looking forward to seeing many of you at INEB’s biennial conference, October 22 – 24, hosted by the Deer Park Institute in Bir, India. It is in this beautiful location in the foothills of the Himalayas we will renew our commitments to the work of engaged Buddhism. Please visit our website for more information, as well as read the article about the conference and poster on the back cover of this issue.

This issue has some inspiring and diverse artides beginning with an overview and analysis of the path and status of Theravada Buddhism in America by Derek Pyle. This 21st century perspective describes the history of Buddhism in America and its various influences and streams. The gesture of Myanmar Buddhists giving White Roses to Muslims during Ramadan provides a welcome and inspiring action led by Buddhist monk Bandatta Seidatta, also known as Asia Light Sayardaw, who created the White Rose Campaign as a way to rebuild social cohesion among Buddhists and Muslims in Myanmar.

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